Corned Beef and Cabbage II


My mother has been making corned beef and cabbage this way for years. She has no idea where the recipe came from but it is absolutely the best. Easy and quick...Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (5 1/2 pound) corned beef brisket

  • 2 tablespoons pickling spice

  • 1 large orange, sliced in rounds

  • 2 stalks celery, sliced

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • ½ cup cold water

  • 6 tablespoons margarine, divided

  • 1 large head cabbage, cored and sliced

  • 1 cup Golden Delicious apples, cored and quartered with peel

  • ¼ cup cold water


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a 9x13-inch roasting pan with aluminum foil, leaving enough extra extending over the sides to cover and seal in the roast.

  2. Rinse the brisket, and pat dry. Rub with pickling spice, and place in the prepared roasting pan. Arrange celery, orange and onion slices on and around the roast. Pour in 1/2 cup of water, and wrap aluminum foil up over the roast tightly, making sure the ends are sealed.

  3. Bake for about 4 hours in the preheated oven, or until meat is tender.

  4. About 45 minutes before the roasts time is up, heat 3 tablespoons of margarine and 1/4 cup of water in a large pot. Add cabbage and apples, cover, and simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes. Occasionally shake the pot so that nothing sticks to the bottom. Serve with remaining margarine and sliced corned beef.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

482 Calories
34g Fat
17g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 482
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 1680mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 72mg 359%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 574mg 12%

* 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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