Corned Beef & Cabbage

corned beef and cabbage
Wow, what a difference a year makes.  This is the wonderful part of a blog…I get to see how much I’ve changed and progressed through the years.  The photo above was taken in 2011 while the photo below and the original post was from 2010 (less than 1 month after Kitchen Runway was “born”).  I love that my blog is a work in progress.  It’s serves as a reminder to me that there’s always room to improve and be better.  I’m constantly learning new things and look forward to continuing to share my journey with you. 
Crock Pot Corned Beef Cabbage

I doubled my veggies and there's a whole another corned beef waiting to be served - so don't panic about all of that cabbage!

Every year I cook two St. Patrick’s Day dinners:  one for my immediate family (usually on the weekend) and one for my friends (on St. Patrick’s Day). 

I double the recipe for my family dinner and will be tripling the recipe for my friends.  That’s a lot of corned beef and cabbage!

I love making this dish in the crock pot – I can cook it all day and the beef comes out so tender.  It’s savory and delicious!   I love that it’s a one pot meal, well maybe 2 pots.  Since there’s a hearty helping of vegetables no sides are needed. (and yes – I own two crock pots and use them simultaneously for this dish – I actually have to borrow my friend’s crock pot this week when I have to triple the recipe.)

I used to cook this the tradional method on the stove top – but that’s pretty impossible on a week night and I don’t want deal with the fuss of with watching a pot on the stove.  With the crock pot – I can plug it in – start and go about my day.  I love it! 

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  1. Christie Allen says:

    I love your blog! I always look at your pics on FB but I have never actually visited this site. The corned beef & cabbage got my attention. I will be making this tomorrow! You are very talented – and inspirational:) Can’t wait to see more!

  2. kitchenrunway says:

    @ Erin: Thank you! Yeah…I’m not sure why people are always showing up at the house to eat. =) haa,haa

    @ Levi: Yay! Hope you enjoy it!!

    @ Christie: Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words! Glad you’re trying out the recipe tomorrow! Hope you & Robbie enjoy it! btw – it goes great with a pint of green beer!

  3. levi says:

    so i always show my boss what you cook for me and today he asked for your recipe! haha… i am currently printing your post 🙂

  4. kitchenrunway says:

    @ Levi: I’m so excited! Thank you for sharing the blog with your boss! Hope he enjoys the recipe.

  5. Tri says:

    This was very good! the corned beef was very soft and juicy at the same time and the cabbage was really full of flavor and i normally hate eating cabbage. the mustard added a lot of flavor to the corned beef, making it sweet as it melted in my mouth. who else eats this with rice? i thought it was pretty good with rice

  6. Kari says:

    Do you think this would work with cooking it on low for 11 hours? I love using a crock pot, but never can during the week because we’re gone for too many hours because of our commutes.

  7. kitchenrunway says:

    Hi Kari: I think cooking it on low for 11 hours would be fine. I would cut your potatoes on the larger side (pick larger ones and just cut in half) and maybe use whole carrots and also cut them on the larger side) Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  8. Lenn says:

    I’ve never had corned beef and cabbage but after reading your post and seeing the yummy goodness, I am very tempted to make it 🙂

  9. TripleScoop says:

    I think it is so cool so see our past work and compare them on how much we improved! It always good to take a step back and see how far we have come. Keep it up!

  10. kitchenrunway says:

    Lenn: Yes – it’s so good. I look forward to it every St. Patrick’s Day!

    Triple Scoop: I agree – it’s amazing to see how far we have come! Thank you!!

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