- 1 corned beef brisket with spice packet (3 pounds)
- 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 3 medium carrots, quartered
- 1 medium onion, cut into 6 wedges
- 1 small head green cabbage, cut into 6 wedges
- Prepared horseradish or mustard, optional
- Place the brisket and contents of spice packet in a Dutch oven. Add the peppercorns, bay leaves and enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours or until meat is almost tender.
- Add potatoes, carrots and onion; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add cabbage, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Discard bay leaves and peppercorns. Thinly slice meat; serve with vegetables and horseradish or mustard if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews forTraditional Boiled Dinner
"We have been eating this for St. Patrick's Day every year since I found the recipe. Simple and delicious!"
"I'm not a cabbage person unless it's in the form of slaw. I made this recipe for my wife and she loved it. I will definitelymake it again. Thanks for sharing."
"Agree with trying the recipe first before tweeking it. The only difference I made was to put the corned beef in aluminum foil baking pan after simmering; surrounded it with the vegetables and finished it off in the oven at 350F for 30 minutes.If you have the colcannon, why do you need the potatoes in the recipe? Putting the juices from the stock on your buttered potatoes, is much better. Save the colcannon for the next day, if ? you have leftovers."
"This is a great boiled dinner. My husband loves it I thought he would pop from eating i. I didn't change a thing. My Mom used to make a meal like this but she never wrote down her recipe. Thank you so much for this one"
"My wife was born on St. Patricks day, and is Irish. I have been looking for this type of dinner to cook for her, for a long time. After reading the reviews, I am confused now. Should I bake the corned beef, then roast the vegetables? I thought this was a "Boiled dinner". Even though the recipe has potatoes, carrots, and onions, should I serve it with "Colcannon", a side dish with more potatoes, and onions? Maybe I should skip the corned beef, and just use ham. Am I supposed to boil the meat first, then bake it in an oven? Last, but not least, do I use the spice packet, peppercorns, and bay leaf, or just throw that away, and use apple cider vinegar. I was thinking I would bake her a cake, but maybe I'll do "A Great Trifle".Could somebody just rate this recipe, as it is, and let me know if it is worthy as a St. Patricks Day Birthday dinner. Thank You."
"I used to boil my St. Paddy's dinner but found it is much easier to bake the corned beef about 2 hours & then add to same pan the cabbage, potatoes & carrotts. Make sure u use heavy duty foil to seal in all of the flavor. use about 1 1/2 inches of water. serve with Irish Soda bread, spicy mustard & horseradish. My husband likes to put vinegar over his cabbage. dessert a great trifle. Erin Go Bragh (Ireland Forever)"
"Hey neighbor, I live in Muktown too. My Irish family has been enjoying this meal long before I was born. The only thing that makes it better is enjoying it with some Irish Soda bread, and maybe some Colcannon (mashed potatoes with kale, onions and lots of butter). Erin Go Brah."
"We use ham instead of corned beef. Wonderful!!!!"
"This is the traditional Irlish Boiled dinner, my great-grandmother's family have made since the 1860's. I use the spice packet & I do add the other spices..tastes delious!"
"I didn't make this particular recipe, but it's exactly like what I've been doing for years. With the spice packet. The only thing I do in addition is, when the meat is done, I take it out of the broth and put it into a 325 degree oven while I boil the veggies. It sets the meat and puts a nice glaze on it, also allowing for the veggies to have more room in the pot. I do this same thing with Keilbasa sausage for between St. Patty's Day meals using pickling spices in a mesh bag or tea ball.It's perfect!"