Corned Beef and Cabbage with Guinness®-Dijon Gravy


This corned beef and cabbage is a St. Patrick's day classic. The gravy takes it to the next level.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ medium white onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (2 pound) corned beef brisket with spice packet

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 large bay leaves

  • 7 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered

  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks

  • medium head cabbage, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • ½ cup Irish stout beer (such as Guinness®)

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Place onion and garlic in a slow cooker. Put corned beef brisket on top. Pour in water, then add bay leaves and spice packet. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours, adding potatoes at the 3-hour mark, carrots at the 4-hour mark, and cabbage at the 6-hour mark.

  2. Turn off the slow cooker. Remove brisket to a platter and tent with aluminum foil for 10 minutes to let juices settle.

  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in flour to make a roux; cook to burn out any flour taste, about 5 minutes. Whisk in, a little at a time, beef broth, Guinness®, and mustard. Stir until gravy is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Stir in pepper and salt.

  4. Slice meat across the grain and plate with cabbage, potatoes, and carrots. Ladle gravy over top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
17g Fat
38g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 1277mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 22mg 108%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 355mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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