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Corned Beef Dinner

Food | October 17, 2019 | Nik Manojlovich
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This CORNED BEEF DINNER is so easy to make, all you need is one pot, a bit of time, and a hungry crowd to enjoy it.

Nowadays it seems like people only search for how to make corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re here looking for your Paddy’s Day fix, get to it.

We’re hoping this post inspires you to remember corned beef throughout the year. After all, there’s something so pleasing about one-pot dinner recipes that require minimal effort to feed a crowd.

Here’s why this easy CORNED BEEF DINNER works:

Corned Beef Dinner


Corned beef is a piece of beef brisket that has been cured in salt brine. The brine often includes pickling spices for flavour and the process helps to tenderize the meat. Corned beef is usually cooked slowly on a low heat to further yield a more tender finished serving of the beef. We did that with this recipe.

Corned Beef Dinner


The first part of this recipe involves cooking the corned beef slowly in apple cider, beer and water. To add more flavour, we also included a bouquet garni to the pot. This simple, homemade sachet of spices is created by tying up mustard seed, peppercorns, coriander and cloves in a square of cheesecloth. Having these spices infuse the broth and meat this way is less messy than having the spices floating loosely in the pot.

Corned Beef Dinner


The complete meal is made by adding carrots, potatoes, pearl onions, and cabbage to the slowly simmering pot for the second two hours of cooking. The vegetables become perfectly tender. Then, after a quick chop and toss with butter and parsley, voila – instant veggie side dish. It’s all so easy!

Corned Beef Dinner


We were in the middle of shooting this story when two of my visiting cousins, Darlene and Linda asked: “Are you serving it with a creamy horseradish sauce?” I’d never heard of such a thing. Thankfully, they offered to guide me as we made this perfect condiment in record time. Click HERE to watch our 1-minute tutorial on how to make it. Now I wouldn’t serve this meal without it.

Although we purposely created this story as a complete meal idea, I can’t miss the chance to suggest a few things to go with it. Nothing complicated – serve it with this CREAMY COLESLAW and OMA’S APPLE CAKE for dessert.

This CORNED BEEF DINNER sure is simple and delicious. Who’s ready to enjoy?

Corned Beef Dinner


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2 Responses to “Corned Beef Dinner”

  1. […] stories, how about a quick recap? If you need a solid crowd-pleasing dinner idea, try this one-pot CORNED BEEF DINNER recipe or our HEARTY MINESTRONE SOUP that you can make with or without meat. If you’re planning […]

  2. […] at the cottage even more memorable. There is one catch though – you’ll need to make our CORNED BEEF DINNER first. Why? Because the leftovers of corned beef and boiled potatoes are the main ingredients for […]


Ingredients & Amounts

  • 3 pounds of corned beef
  • 1 tablespoon of black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon each: coriander seeds, cloves, and mustard seed
  • 2 cups of apple cider
  • 2 bottles of beer
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 large white or Vidalia onion, sliced
  • ½ head of cabbage, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, ends trimmed
  • 4 potatoes, quartered
  • 2 cups of pearl onions, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
  • creamy horseradish sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Place all of the spices onto a square of cheesecloth and tie up to create a bouquet garni. Cut the onion into slices and place into the bottom of a soup pot or Dutch oven. Place the corned beef on top of the onion. Tuck the sachet of spices next to the corned beef add the liquids. Cover and transfer to oven, cooking undisturbed for 2 hours.
  2. At the 2-hour mark, carefully remove the pot from the oven. Add the carrots, onion and potatoes. Lastly, nestle the sliced cabbage on top. Cover and return to the oven and slow-cook for another 2 hours.
  3. Once the meal is cooked, remove the pot from the oven. Remove the cabbage, place into a bowl and cover. Remove the veggies to another bowl. Chop up the carrots, pearl onions and potatoes and then toss them in the butter and chopped parsley. Place into a serving bowl.
  4. To serve the corned beef: Arrange the cabbage on a serving platter. Thinly slice the corned beef and add to the platter with cabbage.
  5. Serve immediately with creamy horseradish sauce, mustard or other condiments of your choice.

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Nik Manojlovich

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