Irish boiled Beef or Corned Beef

Irish boiled Beef, Corned Beef

A typical Irish meal is boiled Beef with cabbage, here we called it Corned Beef. We had while visiting a pup in Killarney, Ireland. Very easy, it consists of beef brisket, potatoes, cabbage, and carrots. I married into an Irish (ancestors) family, so this simple dinner is highly appreciated.

Irish Boiled Beef would be very tender in a Slow Cooker. If you don’t own one already, I picked some for some for you that could be ordered right here

Irish boiled Beef or Corned Beef

Irish boiled Beef or Corned Beef
Category: Main meal
Cuisine: Irish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

I usually use a Dutch oven, but this Irish dish can also be made in the Instant Pot. Wash 2 pound Corned Beef under cold water, place in IP with 4 cups of water and one onion, 4 garlic gloves and spice package. Seal and cook for 70 min, natural release 15 min. Remove beef with 3 cups of liquid. Add quartered potatoes, carrots and cabbage wedges and add to IP. Pressure cook 2 to 3 minutes, then quick release, remove. Cut the corned beef against the grain and serve.


  • 1 (3 pound) corned beef brisket (with spice pack or pickling spices)
  • 1 large onions
  • 7 small white potatoes (yellow gold)
  • 5 carrots, cut into 1” pieces (optional)
  • 1 head cabbage, cored and cut into wedges


  • Rinse the beef brisket under cold water, and place in a large pot. Add enough water to cover the brisket by 6 inches, add spice pack.
  • Peel the onions and place them in the pot.
  • Bring to a boil, and cook for about 30 minutes at a rolling boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low so that the water is at a gentle boil, cover, and cook for about 2.5 hours.
  • Remove the lid from pot.
  • Take out onions, cut into wedges, then put back in pot.
  • Add carrots and cabbage over the roast.
  • Place the potatoes on top of the cabbage.
  • With the lid back on the pot, cook for another 30 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
  • When done place the vegetables in a separate serving bowl.
  • The corned beef should stay in the pot until ready to slice, because it dries out quickly.


Cut the corned beef against the grain and serve.

Nutrition information

6 to 8
Serving Size: 1 slice

I have been living half of my life in Germany, then US, and traveling since then. My passion is cooking, painting and glass mosaic art. I try to re-create recipes I grew up with, or I tasted while traveling in Europe. Disclosure: As an Amazon Affiliate I earn a small commission if you click through and make qualifying purchases with no additional cost to you.

%d bloggers like this: