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Best Corned Beef 'n' Cabbage Recipe
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Best Corned Beef 'n' Cabbage Recipe

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I've been making this meal for more than 40 years. It is so easy and delicious. It's especially good served with a salad of peaches and cottage cheese.—Ruth Warner, Wheat Ridge, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 corned beef brisket with spice packet (2 pounds)
  • 1 medium head cabbage, cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 large red potatoes, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 4 large carrots, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 2-inch pieces


  1. In a 6-qt. pressure cooker, combine water and contents of corned beef seasoning packet; add beef. Close cover securely. Turn regulator knob to pressure and select high pressure. Cook for 45 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the cabbage, potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add carrots and onion. Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender; drain.
  3. Release pressure according to manual instructions. Remove beef to a serving platter. Discard cooking liquid. Serve beef with cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onion. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Corned Beef 'n' Cabbage in Shop Taste of Home 2009

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"My family loves corned beef and cabbage. I am not a fan, but I make it every year for them. This recipe is incredible! I actually cooked a 4 # corned beef with 6 cups of water in a pressure cooker (spice packets too) for 1 hour on high. I let it sit in the pot and cool for almost an hour before I served it with the sides. My family said that it was the best ever, and I have to say that I thought it was tasty also. I will make this every year going forward because of the ease and results."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"Not everyone has made the investment of a pressure cooker, they are lovely tho and try to buy one when you are able. In the mean time use your crock pot, most all cooks have one in their kitchen arsenal! Cook for 8hrs on low. Remove and keep warm with some of the tasty broth and pour the remaining into a pot to cook the gabbage and carrots. Floury white Colcannon potatoes on the side with some soda bread and yer set for a festive night. As my

Grandmother Rose Flannagan would say, "Jasus, Mary and Hoooly Saint Joooseph, make due with what ye have.""

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"I made this for my 5 Sons, and they loved it. I used to make it for the family yrs. ago.And this is the first time i've made it in 20yrs. Loved this recipe!"

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"I have used an electric pressure cooker for 45 years and I love it. This was a great recipe. You must try it!"

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"For those who think you need a pressure cooker, you don't. This has been a staple in our diet all of my life. You just have to boil the beef for a couple hours. We call it Jigg's Dinner here and sometimes use slat pickled pork riblets instead"

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