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Irish Boiled Dinner (Corned Beef)

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"Mouth watering tender corned beef with corned beef flavored potatoes, cabbage, and carrots. This is my great grandmothers recipe from Ireland. This was served with both Irish soda bread and corn bread at our house."
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6 h servings 918 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Rinse the beef brisket under cold water, and place in a large pot. Add enough water to cover the roast by 6 inches. Peel the onions, and place them in the pot with the roast. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 30 minutes at a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium-low so that the water is at a gentle boil, cover, and cook for 3 1/2 hours.
  2. Remove the lid from the brisket. Remove onions, and cut into wedges. Return them to the pot. Add carrots to the pot, then place the cabbage over the roast. Place the potatoes on top of the cabbage. Place the lid back on the pot, and cook for another 30 minutes, until potatoes are tender. The potatoes should be immersed in the water by now, but if not, keep the lid on so they can steam.
  3. Remove the vegetables from the pot, and place in a separate serving bowl. Keep the corned beef in the pot until ready to slice and serve because it dries out quickly.


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  • With the leftovers you can reduce the broth and dice up leftover beef and vegetables and have corned beef soup another day in the week.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 918 calories; 35.7 g fat; 106.6 g carbohydrates; 47 g protein; 179 mg cholesterol; 2248 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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A very good starter recipe. Without adding extra spices, this comes out kind of bland. I added garlic, peppercorn and it turned out great: the meat was very tender and the veggies came out perfe...

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I found the cooking time to be too much. Everything was overdone......

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A very good starter recipe. Without adding extra spices, this comes out kind of bland. I added garlic, peppercorn and it turned out great: the meat was very tender and the veggies came out perfe...

This was great! I made it even more special by adding the peppercorn spice packet that was packaged with the brisket I used (actually, I think it would have been very bland without it). My bri...

This recipe is excellent. I got a "corned beef" brisket, only difference that it came with a seasoning packet you add to the boiling water. Follow this recipe's cooking time is key to a very t...

My family actually enjoyed my yearly St. Patty's day corned beef dinner this year! They even asked for seconds. I'm keeping this recipe for sure. I did make two tiny changes to this recipe - ...

This is the best corned beef recipe! It's so simple and good. My husband is always ready to eat this corned beef. I serve it with a horseradish cream sauce: 1/2 Sour cream, 1/2 mayo, 2 table...

This brings back good memories of childhood. I cooked this the day before I was going to eat it. When I put the meat into a storage container, I ladeled about an inch of cooking liquid into th...

I have been making corned beef dinners this way for years! I always use the seasoning packet that comes with the beef, use the broth over the vegetables, and sprinkle a little malt vinegar over ...

Excellent, easy, one pot meal. Sour Cream on the side makes the meat taste out of this world. Boiling in a pot really makes the difference;do not try to cook in a crock pot unless you have at le...

Delicious! Reminded me of what my mom used to make when we were growing up. My husband loved it and even my little ones gobbled it up. I even got my pickiest child to try carrots tonight! He...