How to Make the Perfect Corned Beef & Cabbage

corned beef & cabbage

How to Make the Perfect Corned Beef & Cabbage 

This Roasted Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe only requires one pan and ten minutes of prep! While it’s roasting, rich flavors comingle and create a juicy, tender dish that will become a family favorite.

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so now is a great time to print your Corned Beef & Cabbage recipe and have it ready to go when you pick up your corned beef brisket on sale at the grocery store.

I’ve made corned beef in the crockpot, the Instant Pot, and in the oven, and all methods work great, but my family prefers it roasted in the oven with a slightly crunchy crust on the brisket.  

To get the crust, I let the corned beef sit uncovered under the broiler for just 2-3 minutes at the end of cooking and that is the trick to a perfect corned beef in my opinion.

 

Last year I also made a beer-braised corned beef and cabbage in the Instant Pot and my family loved it as well.

Take advantage of the hot sales on corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes at Safeway to prepare this traditional Irish meal!

Corned Beef Sale at Safeway

  • Point-cut Briskets are on sale for $2.47/lb.
  • Corned Beef Flats are on sale for $3.47/lb.
  • Bottom Round Cut Corned Beef is on sale for $3.97/lb.
  • Open Nature Grass Fed Corned Beef is $4.99/lb.
  • Cabbage is on sale for $.25/lb.
  • 2 lbs. of carrots on sale for $.99 a bag
  • Irish Soda Bread on sale for $3.00 a loaf

Which one should you buy?  Point Cut, Flat-Cut or Round Flat Cut?  The main difference between point-cut and flat corned beef is that point-cut beef has more fat content. Flat-cut corned beef is leaner, which means it has less fat.

Traditional Roasted Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat oven to 350º.

Remove the roast from the packaging and rinse the brisket under cold water to remove the excess sodium mixture.  

Place the corned beef brisket into a medium roasting pan, fat side up.

Spread grain mustard evenly over the top of the brisket and sprinkle contents of seasoning packet over brisket.

Tightly cover roasting pan with aluminum foil and place in the oven for 3 hours.

Meanwhile, chop the cabbage, carrots and potatoes and place into a large bowl. 

Drizzle olive oil over vegetables and toss with salt and pepper.

Remove the brisket from the oven and evenly place the carrots and potatoes around the brisket and top with cabbage wedges.

Tightly seal the pan with aluminum foil and return to the oven for an additional 2 hours.  

If you want the crunchy top, remove foil and turn on the broiler in the oven to high at the end of cooking.  Broil for just 2-3 minutes before removing from the oven.

Remove the brisket from the pan and loosely tent with aluminum foil. Let rest 15 minutes.

Slice brisket against the grain and serve.

traditional corned beef and cabbage

corned beef & cabbage

Roasted Corned Beef and Cabbage

This Roasted Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe only requires one pan and five minutes of prep! While it’s roasting, rich flavors comingle and create a juicy, tender dish that will become a family favorite.
3.34 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: corned beef, corned beef and cabbage, How to Make Corned Beef & Cabbage
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours 20 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 27 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories:
Author: Safeway

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
  • 2 Tbs coarse grain mustard
  • 1 head cabbage cut into 8 wedges
  • 3 - 4 medium carrots cut into 1" pieces
  • 6 medium red potatoes cut into 1” wedges
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Remove the roast from the packaging and rinse the brisket under cold water.
  • Place the corned beef brisket into a medium roasting pan, fat side up.
  • Spread grain mustard evenly over the top of the brisket and sprinkle contents of seasoning packet over brisket.
  • Tightly cover roasting pan with aluminum foil and place in the oven for 3 hours.
  • Meanwhile, chop the cabbage, carrots and potatoes and place into a large bowl.
  • Drizzle olive oil over vegetables and toss with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the brisket from the oven and evenly place the carrots and potatoes around the brisket and top with cabbage wedges.
  • Tightly seal the pan with aluminum foil and return to the oven for an additional 2 hours.
  • If you want the crunchy top, remove foil and turn on the broiler in the oven to high at the end of cooking.  Broil for just 2-3 minutes before removing from the oven.
  • Remove the brisket from the pan and loosely tent with aluminum foil. Let rest 15 minutes.
  • Slice brisket against the grain and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

Thanks to our friends at Safeway for letting us share this recipe with you.

Check out additional Irish dishes here:

Irish Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Beer Braised Corned Beef & Cabbage

 

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9 thoughts on “How to Make the Perfect Corned Beef & Cabbage”

  1. 4 stars
    I had the same issue, but had a much smaller piece of meat with hardly any fat. Obviously, this did not produce the juice required.

    Learned how to evaluate the meat first prior to following a recipe exactly. Still, great recipe!!

    1. Hi Heather – that is a great question. I actually left all the juices in the pan and added the vegetables to the pan when I made this. I’ve updated the recipe as it was provided by Safeway because I don’t think the juices should be removed from the pan before adding the vegetables.

  2. 5 stars
    Perfect corned beef and cabbage. I followed the recipe exactly and the whole family loved it! Thanks for sharing.

  3. 1 star
    I have the Safeway link for this recipe that I use every year, but this time my link wouldn’t open, so I searched online and found this recipe with the same picture. YOU FORGOT THE WATER in the recipe, so guess what, we’re going out to dinner. I questioned not using water in the back of my mind, but went by the recipe. It comes out perfect every year…. I wish I had listened to my gut! This would be a 5-star if the recipe had the water in it.

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