- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
- 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 corned beef brisket with spice packet (2 to 3 pounds)
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 2 quarts water
- 1 cup apple juice
- 8 carrots, cut into 3-inch pieces
- 1 small head cabbage
- In a small bowl, combine first four ingredients; set aside. In a Dutch oven, place corned beef and seasoning packet. Add onions, water and apple juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Remove brisket from cooking liquid and place in a greased roasting pan. Rub sugar mixture over warm meat.
- Bake 15 minutes. Meanwhile, add carrots to cooking liquid. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Cut cabbage into eight wedges, leaving a portion of the core on each wedge; add to carrots. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Thinly slice meat; serve with vegetables. Yield: 8 servings.
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
Reviews for Corned Beef and Cabbage
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"I made this yesterday in my dutch oven. It turned out perfectly. I did have to cook it a little longer in the dutch oven on simmer about 30 minutes so a total of 3 hours. I also substituted one quart of water for a quart of hard cider beer which was a nice twist, with that change I omitted the apple juice. I also added red potatoes to the vegetable mix. My husband said this one is a keeper."
"Fantastic! I forgot to cut the amount of clove, so I doubled up on the rest of the rub/glaze ingredients. I've never baked my corned beef....this is THE way I'll prepare corned beef in the future."
"This was a nice St. Patrick's Day meal! The orange flavor of the rub was great! As another reviewer suggested, I cut down the cloves to 1/8 tsp. I didn't have any apple juice, so I quartered an apple to cook with the meat. It didn't seem to miss that liquid. I also cooked some chunks of potatoes with the vegetables - it was all delicious!"
"We love corned beef and cabbage. This recipe was so simple but added a nice twist with the mustard/brown sugar rub. I had a 2.5 lb brisket and would cut back on the rub just a bit. The orange zest and clover gave a nice unexpected flavor too. The only other changes I made were to add 3 med to small potatoes, peeled and quartered with the carrots to cook and then thickened a bit of the broth after removing the vegetables. It made a unique tasting, light gravy."
"This was very tasty and my family loved it! Would add more carrots next time, since they went in a flash."