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Dilly Corned Beef and Cabbage

One year, when St. Patrick's Day was coming near, I knew what would happen if I served plain cabbage again—the kids would all take one look and go "yuck"! So I decided to try this recipe. It's now become more or less a family tradition for us come every March 17. In fact, my husband (we're the parents of four and grandparents of five) likes it so much I fix it for him year-round. Friends enjoy it a great deal, too—it makes a great-looking platter!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 2-1/2 hours Broil: 5 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 corned beef brisket (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard, divided
  • 1 medium head cabbage (3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dill weed


  • Place brisket with its seasoning packet in a Dutch oven; add enough water to cover. Cover and simmer 2-1/2 hours or until tender. Remove the brisket and place on a broiling pan; reserve cooking liquid in Dutch oven. Combine the honey and 1 teaspoon mustard; brush half over meat.
  • Broil 4 in. from the heat for 3 minutes. Brush with the remaining honey mixture; broil 2 minutes more or until glazed. Meanwhile, cut cabbage into eight wedges; simmer in cooking liquid for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  • Combine butter, dill and remaining mustard; serve with cabbage wedges and sliced corned beef.

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  • jhunt
    Mar 17, 2019

    I would like to make this, but I have a question. How exactly do you prepare the sauce for tthe cabbage? Should you melt the butter before mixing in the two other ingredenting?

  • DawnLockhart
    May 25, 2015

    This is a very tasty dish - so much more flavourful than traditional corned beef and cabbage!

  • pharmermom
    Mar 18, 2014

    This was very good and even the kids loved it. Lots of flavor in both meat and cabbage which isn't easy to do. I cut the cabbage to half and it was plenty for the 3 pound brisket.

  • kennedy22
    Mar 19, 2013

    I was looking for something a little different but still a meal for St. Patrick's Day..... this was awesome!!!! I will be making this often, we all loved it. As someone else suggested I added carrots. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

  • bmbadgley
    Mar 17, 2012

    GREAT glaze with the honey and mustard, and the sauce for the cabbage was equally as good! Family like it. Will definitely make again!

  • Tammy:)
    Mar 16, 2011

    I found this recipe a few years ago and I just love it! If you looking to do something different for St. Patty's Day then this is it! It's a keeper!!!!

  • cee-jay
    Mar 14, 2011

    This briscuit along with Irish Soda Bread made a very good meal. I added 1/2 cup apple juice to the cooking liquid and added baby carrots along with the cabbage wedges to the cooking liquid. I have one question. Should I have placed the meat fat side up or down in the Dutch Oven? Thanks for your input.

  • MattD
    Mar 17, 2010

    Very tasty. The glaze is a great addition. I definitely won't be waiting until St. Patty's Day next year to make this.

  • luckyladyx
    Mar 15, 2009

    Sounds like a great idea, I've never thought of.

  • balmyseas
    Dec 7, 2008

    we too eat corned beef year round...I buy 5 or 6 of them at St. Patrick's time(cheaper then), they freeze wonderfully, put it frozen in the crock pot and cook on medium all day long and dinner is ready come evening and oh the smell all day!