{Tips & Tricks} St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Roundup

Corned Beef and Cabbage

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, I love embracing my Irish roots, especially when planning the dinner menu. The Irish are typically known for hearty and earthy meat and potato dishes that not only satisfy hunger, but also leave you with a sense of warmth and comfort. Looking back on our family trip to Ireland years ago, I remember that the food was simple, delicious, and filling. Just the way I like it.

Instead of planning a St. Patrick’s Day menu that will take hours to prepare, create a simple menu that will allow you to spend time with your loved ones as you celebrate this holiday. In my opinion, food does not have to be complicated to taste good so it’s always important to simplify time spent in the kitchen, especially when there’s a holiday to be celebrated.

To make this Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe, place the ingredients into a Dutch oven, simmer for a couple hours, and serve. That’s it. Easy enough, right? The aromas that will fill the house are absolutely incredible and the flavors are amazing. Even though this isn’t entirely an Irish dish (it’s really Irish-American), it brings me back to Ireland and the fun times that I had with my family.

Corned Beef and Cabbage


  • 3 lb corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • 15-20 small red skin potatoes, washed
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 head of cabbage, cut into wedges and separated


  1. Remove brisket from packaging and rinse. Place brisket in a Dutch oven and fill the pot with water until the brisket is fully immersed (approximately 12 cups).
  2. Cover the Dutch oven and bring the water to a boil and then reduce the water to a simmer. Simmer the brisket for an hour per pound or until the brisket is fork-tender.
  3. Add the whole potatoes and carrots, cover the post and cook until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the cabbage wedges and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the cabbage is soft and wilted.
  5. Remove the brisket from the pot and allow to set for 10 minutes. Remove the vegetables, place in a serving dish and add broth according to your preference.
  6. Cut the brisket against the grain and serve warm with the vegetables and broth.

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Roundup

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, be sure to wear your green and make some of these festive treats to help celebrate one of my favorite holidays. For a St. Patrick’s Day menu that is guaranteed to please, be sure to stop by [yellow tail] Reserve’s blog to see my holiday menu. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



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