Easy Stovetop Corned Beef and Cabbage in one pot

Stovetop corned beef and cabbage isn’t just a dinner for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s an easy and delicious meal that can be made in one pot any time of year!

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Easy corned beef and cabbage is one of my family’s favorite meals. We have this throughout the year, at least once a month. It takes a while to cook, but it’s so easy. 

I usually make this on the nights where I don’t have to be anywhere or it’s my husband’s turn to take the kids to practice.

sliced corn beef on a cutting board with cabbage

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I find around St. Patrick’s Day that corned beef is expensive.  I can only find the larger cuts of meat and I can’t afford $15 for a regular weeknight meal.  

If you shop early or any other time of year you can find smaller corned beef roasts that are still large enough to feed a family of 5.  I usually spend $7 or $8. Make sure to keep corned beef on your shopping list.

Many people think that cooking corned beef and cabbage is hard, but it’s a super simple meal to make, it just takes time for the corned beef to cook.  My house smells like an Irish pub (so good)!  I usually serve with mashed potatoes and/or carrots.  This makes FANTASTIC leftovers for sandwiches (if you have any left).  

All my children love this meal and they clean their plates.  I usually make Irish soda bread once a year for St. Patrick’s Day to go with it.

sliced corn beef on a cutting board with cabbage

Ingredients for one pot corned beef and cabbage

Corned beef brisket– Any size roast will work for this recipe. Just get the amount you need to feed your family.

Beer– the darker the better, but whatever you have on hand will be fine. Dont go buy anythng special for this recipe.

Water– The amount you use will vary depending on the size pot you use and size roast you purchase.

Cabbage

sliced corn beef on a cutting board with cabbage

The best way to cook corned beef and cabbage on the stove

Step 1

Place brisket to a large pot.  It will probably come with a spice packet and you’ll want to add that in too.  Add the two beers to the pot and fill with water until the brisket is submerged.

Step 2

Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 2 hours.

Step 3

Cut cabbage into fourths and at the 2 hour mark, add cabbage wedges to the pot.  Cook an additional 30 minutes.

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Stovetop Corned Beef and Cabbage

Stovetop corned beef and cabbage isn't just a dinner for St. Patrick's Day. It's an easy and delicious meal that can be made in one pot!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Corned Beef, St. Patricks Day
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly-Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • Corned beef roast Any size will work
  • 2 bottles of beer the darker the better
  • water
  • 1 head of cabbage

Instructions

  • Add corned beef to a large pot.  Mine comes with a spice packet and I add that in.  Yours probably will come with one too.  Add the two beers to the pot and fill with water until the corned beef is submerged.
  • Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  • At the 2 hour mark, add leaves of 1/2 cabbage to the pot.  Cook an additional 30 minutes.

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