Luck of the Irish Corned Beef Brisket

Luck of the Irish Corned Beef Brisket

Make any day feel like Saint Paddy's Day with this Irish dish!


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Serves: 8 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 35 mins
Cooking Time: 3 hrs
Extra Time: 1 hr
(for extra simmering)

Yield: 8 x approx. 6 oz meat servings

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Ingredients Convert to Metric

  • 4 lb Certified Angus Beef┬« corned beef brisket with seasoning packet (4-5 lbs) *
  • 3 quarts water (48 oz)
  • 2 onions, halved and stuck with 2 cloves each
  • 6 carrots, peeled and halved
  • 1 large head cabbage, cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 12 peppercorns, crushed
  • 12 coriander seeds
  • 1 1-inch cinnamon stick


Place corned beef and seasoning packet in large heavy pot; add water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour.

Add onions and carrots. Bring back to a boil and skim off fat. Add remaining ingredients, reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer approximately 2 to 4 hours until beef is tender. When brisket pierces easily, it is ready.

Drain the water, place brisket on a platter and let stand about 10 minutes. Slice diagonally across the grain and serve with cabbage, carrots and onion.


* Please carefully check ingredients of the corned beef seasoning packet to ensure it contains no dairy, if dairy-free is required.

* Other brands of corned beef may have higher calorie and fat content.

If desired, serve with boiled or baked potatoes. Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.


The cooking time listed includes the minimum 2 hours simmer time (over 4 lb. brisket, allow extra time).

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