The Easiest One-Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe for St. Patrick's Day by 30Seconds Food

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The Easiest One-Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe for St. Patrick's Day

Corned beef and cabbage is a simple recipe to make. This is one of the easiest corned beef and cabbage recipes you'll find – and one of the tastiest. It is the perfect dinner for St. Patrick's Day.

The easy Irish corned beef and cabbage recipe has just a few simple, readily accessible ingredients: corned beef brisket, bay leaves, red or white potatoes, onion, celery and cabbage. The corned beef brisket and the seasoning packet it comes with are put into a large soup pot with enough water to cover, then gently simmers for about 2 1/2 hours. The potatoes, onions and celery are added and the brisket continues cook about 30 minutes. Toss in the cabbage and cook until the potatoes are tender. Remove the corned beef and shred it, then put it back into the pot with the vegetables. Your Irish dinner is done!

With easy prep and just a few ingredients, why not surprise your family with this easy recipe on St. Patrick's Day? The leftovers freeze and reheat well. Serve hot crusty bread with this corned beef and vegetables dinner.

Cuisine: Irish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3  to 3 1/2 hours

Total Time: 3 1/2 to 3 hours and 45 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 corned beef brisket (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • spice packet from the corned beef package (optional)
  • 2 pounds red or white potatoes, cut in half if large
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 head cabbage, cut into wedges

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Place the corned beef, bay leaves and seasoning pack (if using) into a Dutch oven. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 2 1/2 hours.
  2. Add the potatoes, onions and celery. Continue to cook about 30 more minutes.
  3. Add the cabbage and continue to cook until potatoes are tender.
  4. Remove the corned beef, shred and return to the pot. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve. 

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Elisa Schmitz
This recipe looks perfect. I can't wait to make this for St. Patrick's Day! #yum
You gotta eat this on St. Paddy's! Love it.
Julie Rose
This looks so good.
Mike Prochaska
Yummy! This looks so good. Happy st paddy day!

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