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Coconut Milk Corned Beef and Cabbage

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"I was craving corned beef and cabbage recently, but the thought of doing the same old New England boiled dinner had me yawning. I tried to think of some new, interesting braising liquid, and that's when I remembered I've never had something stewed in coconut milk that I didn't like. The coconut milk gave the broth a subtle sweetness and richness that I was really happy with."
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4 h servings 754
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place brisket, fat-side up, in the bottom of a Dutch oven. Stir in water, coconut milk, tomato paste, fish sauce, red curry paste, coriander, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil and skim off any foam that accumulates.
  2. Stir in onion, celery, and carrots. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 3 hours, turning once.
  3. Stir in potatoes and cabbage; cook until potatoes are tender and cabbage is soft and sweet, about 35 minutes. Transfer beef to a plate; thinly slice across the grain. Ladle potato cabbage mixture into bowls and top with sliced beef.


  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 754 calories; 57.1 26 35.9 124 377 Full nutrition

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My wife is from Thailand so we know the flavors. We were mixed as to whether to even try this because I didn't want to waste a corned beef if the flavors were too "conflicted". On the other ha...

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I used beef roast instead. I threw this all in the crockpot. I couldn't taste the thai flavors. It's meat, vegetable and juice.. Maybe if I cooked it outside the crockpot then it would have be...

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My wife is from Thailand so we know the flavors. We were mixed as to whether to even try this because I didn't want to waste a corned beef if the flavors were too "conflicted". On the other ha...

This was awesome! It is definitely not the norm for this dish but was very good. I cooked it in a crockpot for 6 hours and cutting it was like butter! Serve with white rice with the sauce over ...

Made it twice now... Both times in slow cooker on low for 12+ hours added cabbage in last 2-3 hours. (5-7 lbs meat, be careful with larger size meats, barely fit in crockpot and had to adjust po...

i made this tonight for dinner. it was delicious. it reminds of of thai coconut milk soup the way it turned out...delicious

Thanks to the wonderful participants in the reviews, I started to cook in a crockpot with double the ingredients as suggested. Even after doubling the red curry paste, I still could not get the ...

My husband and I really enjoyed this, but honestly the coconut and curry paste flavors didn't come through as much as I was hoping, my husband didn't realize this was supposed to have a Thai inf...

Chef John ... You knocked this one out of the park. I love Thai and as much as I enjoy corned beef, it's always reserved for St. Pat's and the occasional sandwich. I am amazed how well this work...

One word, “GOOD”! I followed this recipe exactly!

Loved it! Didn't add any water or carrots or potatoes - just Savoy cabbage and it was fabulous! Next time I make it (and there will be many, many more times!) I will add the carrots and serve it...