Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage


  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard divided
  • 1 medium head cabbage cut into 8 wedges ( approx. 2 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill OR 1/2 teaspoon fried dill weed
  • 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pound corned beef brisket


  • Place brisket and water in Dutch oven; cover tightly and cook 1 hour at 350 degrees (F). ( It is very important to simmer the meat slowly because boiling will cause meat to become tough.) Turn brisket over and continue cooking, covered, 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until meat is tender. Remove brisket from cooking liquid and place, flat-side up, on rack in broiler pan so surface of meat is 3 to 4 inches from heat.

    Combine honey with 1 tablespoon mustard; brush half of mixture over top of brisket and broil 3 minutes. Brush with remaining mixture and continue broiling 2 minutes, or until brisket is glazed. Meanwhile, steam cabbage 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Combine remaining mustard with butter and dill; spread over hot cabbage wedges. Carve brisket diagonally across the grain into thin slices and serve with cabbage.

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