Corned Beef and Cabbage



2 whole yellow onions, peeled
6 whole cloves
3 1/2 lbs corned beef, preferably bottom round
3 whole carrots, peeled and cut into thirds
2 bay leaf(s)
8 whole black peppercorns
1 medium whole head green cabbage
5 whole russet potatoes, peeled and halved
1 dash salt
1 dash black pepper
hot-sweet mustard, to taste (optional)


Stud onions with cloves. Rinse corned beef in cold water to remove brine. Put beef in a large pot and add onions, carrots, bay leaves, peppercorns, and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2 hours, skimming occasionally.

Wash cabbage, remove core and any torn leaves, then cut into 6 wedges. Add cabbage and potatoes to beef, then cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes.

Transfer beef to a cutting board and cover with a plate weighted with heavy cans (weighting makes meat easier to slice).

Transfer onions, carrots, cabbage, and potatoes to a platter. Remove cloves from onions. Strain cooking liquid, discarding bay leaves and peppercorns. Return liquid to pot and cook over high heat until reduced by one-third, 20 - 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper

Return vegetables to stock and heat through for about 5 minutes. Remove plate and cans from meat and cut across the grain, in 1/4 inch-thick slices. Arrange beef and vegetables on warmed platter. Moisten with stock. Serve with additional stock and hot mustard if you like.


Serves 12

Cook Time

Prep Time: 30 mins.
Cook Time: 160 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Serves 12
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 473
Calories from Fat: 261

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
Carbohydrates 38g
Dietary Fiber 12g
Saturated Fat 18g
Calories 473kcal
Cholesterol 114mg
Protein 48g
Sodium 1383mg
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.