Recipe by Chef John
"It's almost St. Patrick's Day, and for many that means boiling up a nice authentic Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage. The original Irish recipe actually used a type of lean bacon, made with a cut of pork similar to Canadian bacon. Corned beef came into the picture as a lower-cost substitution, to replace the more expensive and harder to find cut."
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1 (4 pound)
corned beef brisket with spice packet
carrots, cut into large chunks
celery, cut into 2-inch pieces
red potatoes, halved
1 small head
cabbage, cut into eighths
I just made this corned beef, scaled down to a 2.5lb piece of meat. It's absolutely the best corned beef I've ever had. I live in NYC and am no stranger to Carnegie Deli, Katz's Deli, and 2nd Ave deli, but I would take this corned beef over them any day.
Over the years, I have tried many different recipes for corned beef and cabbage, but this is the tastiest! Once the potatoes were placed into the pot for cooking, I searched the web for a horseradish sauce recipe since I love boiled potatoes with it. I was happy to find one from Chef John. In my opinion, No need for horseradish on the brisket. It is that good! Using the left over brisket to make his version of Corned Beef Hash for breakfast tomorrow.
Used this recipe for a 3.75 lb brisket...came out perfect! I have only made corned beef one other time, and it was made in the crock-pot. From now on I am using this recipe, on the stove top, and making it more often! The video helped me a great deal as well! Thank you, Chef John!
Simple, savory, and a perfect St. Patrick's Day dinner. Chef John, you not only give us the greatest recipes, you more importantly give us confidence! Thank you once again!
I made this recipe today. It was delicious. The only thing that I changed is that I didn't add any salt and cooked the potatoes for an additional 15 minutes (I live at high altitude). This recipe is a keeper!!
Chef John, thank you! This was the best corned beef and cabbage I've ever made. Basically I make it once a year for St. Pattys day and I've tried different recipes. They are all kind of similar but I guess the subtle differences make a difference because this was loved by all in my family. Everyone liked it so much that I may just make it again before next year.
Great recipe as written though next time I may double the salt and add pepper. Also I only used a 2.5 lb. brisket, WAY to small. My wife and I devoured it and now there's plenty of veggies left over, but no corned beef!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Corned Beef and Cabbage
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 177
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