4 Easy Ways to Make Corned Beef and Cabbage

We can all agree that Corned Beef and Cabbage is delicious, but what's the best way to make it and what do you do with the leftovers? Well, you've got questions and we've got answers!

Ever made Corned Beef and Cabbage before? It may seem like a slightly intimidating dish, but have no fear! We have a variety of ways to bake this classic St. Patrick’s Day dish — from fast and furious in the Instant Pot to low and slow in the crockpot.

Whichever way you choose to make it, we’re sure you’ll love it so much you’ll be on board for eating it more than once a year.

Best Boiled Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe - platter of sliced corned beef, carrots, potatoes, and cabbage sprinkled with herbs

We chose to simmer the meat in the oven, similar to pot roast. The low and steady temperature ensures even cooking, and when you’re done, bake it for about 10 minutes to get a nice, golden crust!

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Insta Pot Corned Beef - corned beef, cabbage, potato, carrots on plate

That’s right, you can most certainly have tender, flavorful meat in just under two hours. Plus, we give you our favorite tip for making the corned beef less salty.

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Crockpot Corned Beef - drizzling mustard on sliced corned beef

You simply can’t go wrong with the low ‘n’ slow method. Add a nice little dollop of whole grain mustard over your beef.

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The best baked corned beef on a plate with some sauteed cabbage

We actually did a taste test for boiled vs. baked corned beef and baked was the clear winner. However, if you prefer to boil it, we give you instructions for that too!

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If you’d like to try your hand at curing your own beef, be our guest! Here is an easy recipe to make at home, just be sure to start it at least 5 days ahead.

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GOT LEFTOVERS?

You will almost certainly have leftover corned beef after St. Patrick's Day. Wondering what to do with the leftovers? Here are a few of our favorite ideas!

Corned Beef Hash

Chop up your leftover corned beef and potatoes, fry with some onions, and serve as a side or for breakfast with eggs!

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Reuben Sandwich

If you have leftover corned beef, you’re basically obligated to make yourself a Reuben. Grab some rye bread, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and homemade Thousand Island, and you’re good to go.

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Hot Reuben Dip

A reuben sandwich that you can share with a crowd! This dip is ideal for gatherings and small parties.

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Horizontal image of the best corned beef omelet. The folded omelet is covered in browned corned beef. Grated cheese and parsley are on the top of the omelet. A white cotton napkin is partially under the plate. A fork rests on the napkin which is to the right of the plate. A partial view of a glass of orange juice is above the plate. Halved strawberries are to the left of the omelet on the plate.

Turn that leftover corned beef into an omelet! It's salty, savory, and makes for one hearty omelet that you won't be able to get enough of.

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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