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Sunday's Corned Beef Recipe

Sunday's Corned Beef Recipe

Here’s an old Irish recipe I’ve been making for decades—and not just on St. Patrick’s Day—because it’s so fast and easy to prepare! —Pam Allen, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours YIELD:16 servings


  • 2 corned beef briskets with spice packets (3 pounds each)
  • 1 medium head cabbage, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 bottle (2 liters) ginger ale
  • 1/4 cup mixed pickling spices
  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered


  • 1. Discard spice packets from corned beef or save for another use. Place briskets in a Dutch oven; add cabbage. Pour ginger ale over top. Place pickling spices on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add to pan.
  • 2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat is tender, adding potatoes during the last 20 minutes of cooking. Discard spice bag.
  • 3. Remove meat and vegetables to a serving platter. Thinly slice brisket across the grain and serve with vegetables. Yield: 16 servings.

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angieact1 User ID: 1990802 226041
Reviewed May. 7, 2015

"Made this for St Patrick's Day, it was easy to make and tasted great!"

shieldsll User ID: 8264021 222941
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"I'm more traditional...I cook beef,then add potatoes,carrots,celery,and cabbage. after meat is done,I cook veggies and glaze beef w/mustard and brown sugar and pop in oven to glaze for a few minutes. Delicious!!"

ninadavis User ID: 7723220 222915
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"Was excellent. Made recipe exactly."

Choc. lover User ID: 2183531 222892
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"kittysd, the spice packets are included in the package of corned beef."

kittysd User ID: 7463732 222822
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Why does it say to buy corn beef with spice packets, then tell you to disguard them??? Do they use a different cut of meat when packaged with spices? Are the spices that different from pickling spices?"

TeriOnTheSandbar User ID: 7362565 222817
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"sounds wonderful, especially cooking in gingerale, but about those spice packets---why discard them? Aren't they filled with the same pickling spices?"

Helga-Mom User ID: 7655031 222796
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015


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