In spirit of St. Patty's Day, here is a yummy recipe for you. The classic corned beef and cabbage.
I know it's a few days late, but it's still March so why not right?! I thought it would be interesting to share with you the history behind this Irish dish, that we Americans tend to only make once a year. 

St. Patricks Day is a cultural and religious holiday, celebrating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as the Irish culture in general. After doing a little bit of research, I discovered that this dish is rarely eaten in Ireland. In fact, most articles I came across mentioned that yes, corned beef and cabbage is definitely Irish. But they continued on to say that it almost a forgotten flavor and more of a, "New World," dish than an, "Irish dish". It was once an extremely popular food for the Irish amongst the older generations. Yet, slowly with the new age, it seems to be making a comeback. So there you have it people. Hope you learned something ;).

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage 

Serves 2


4 red potatoes
4 medium sized carrots 
1/2 yellow onion
1.5 pound corned beef brisket with spice packet
1/4 head of cabbage, wedged
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup water
pepper to taste

*Since I made this for just my husband and I, I made adjustments to the quantities. 
If you are making it for 3 or more, below are my recommendations.

6-8 red potatoes
6-8 medium sized carrots
1 yellow onion
3 pound corned beef brisket with spice packet
1/2 head of cabbage, wedged (or 1 small head of cabbage)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 cup water
pepper to taste


  1. Butter the entire inside of the crock pot
  2. Rinse potatoes (I like the skin) and cut into wedges. 
  3. Place potatoes in the bottom of the crock pot.
  4. Chop carrots (I like to vertical long way) and place on top of potatoes, along with chopped onion.
  5. Place corned beef brisket on top of vegetables
  6. Top everything with water
  7. Sprinkle corned beef with brown sugar (this will dilute saltiness, totally optional)
  8. Add the spice packet and pepper to the corned beef
  9. Cook in crock pot on low for 6 hours (8 for larger brisket)
  10. Meanwhile, chop the cabbage into 4 to 6 wedges and gently place around the corned beef after it has cooked for 6 hours (8 for larger brisket)
  11. After the cabbage is added, cook in crock pot on low for an additional hour, or until softened but still crispy.
  12. Total cook time serving two people: 7 hours, 3 or more people: 9 hours.
  13. Enjoy!

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4 comments on TASTY TUESDAY

  1. Yum! I love corned beef and cabbage! I have never made it myself, I've only ever had my dads. But this recipe seems easy enough - especially with a crock pot!

    1. ya the crock pot cooks it perfectly! i put the cabbage in for the whole duration of cooking. DONT DO THAT! thats why i wrote only put it in for the last hour. mine was overcooked. but i made alterations in the recipe so that won't happen to you! i hope :)

  2. I love this blog :) This looks dellllish.


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