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Dutch Oven Corned Beef and Cabbage

This dutch oven corned beef and cabbage recipe is easy and tastes amazing with potatoes and carrots inside your cast iron pot. St. Patricks Day dinner time. 

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Are you ready for St. Patricks Day?? Well you don’t need that specific day to eat dutch oven corned beef and cabbage. We eat it year round because it’s so delicious! This is our fourth way of cooking corned beef and cabbage, we’ll share them all at the end. This is one of many favorite dutch oven recipes we have here on The Typical Mom blog.

Dutch Oven Corned Beef and Cabbage

Do you have this cast iron pot?? They come in a wide variety of looks. From plain black and rustic to the pretty green one you see here I just got. They all work the same.

FIRST – You should sign up for my free newsletter so you get new posts emailed to you twice a week and never miss out on anything! If you’re new to using this enclosed cast iron pot, let me share a little information:

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  • If you don’t have a dutch oven it’s a great way to cook using cast iron.
  • You can buy my Dutch Oven here.

It all starts with this type of meat though right? If you are new to cooking this type of beef I am here to help. There are two types; the point and the center cut or square version. The latter is preferred but I’ve made both.

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Sometimes there is only one type available at the store. Once you make this for the holidays I guarantee you’ll decide to cook it at least once more throughout the year.

It really is that good!! Fall apart tender meat with potatoes all of you will fight over because they are just so darn good. Then add cabbage or make that separately if you’re like my husband and don’t like your foods

Timing below is for fresh and/or defrosted meat. If you don’t have that, follow our Instant Pot frozen corned beef directions instead.

This is how to cook corned beef in a dutch oven.

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When you’re making dutch oven corned beef and cabbage, or any other cooking method, you need vegetables!

I will tell you that those are just as delicious as the meat itself. We fight over the potatoes the most often.

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  • However, if you do not like carrots then by all means leave them out! Love onions?? Add 2 instead of 1.
  • The vegetables are tender and so delicious though if you do add a bunch, red potatoes are a must!

The trick to making the best corned beef is adding lots of flavor. I feel beer does this, and I am NOT a beer drinker.

I do buy an occasional 6 pack though to make the best beer bread recipe, and corned beef brisket.

Dutch Oven Corned Beef and Cabbage

Trick to making the best dutch oven corned beef and cabbage

  1. Cut your vegetables very large
  2. Leave your potatoes whole but pierce them
    1. Medium russet or large red are best
  3. Use beer for your liquid
    1. Can use beef broth or water but light beer is amazing
  4. Make sure your corned beef is mostly submerged into your liquid
    1. So it comes out tender 

Do not add your cabbage until the last stage either. When you take the lid off to cook it 1 additional hour, add it then.

Another trick when it comes to cooking cabbage perfectly is to quarter your head. Just cut the end off and cut into 4 equal pieces, that way it won’t overcook and become limp.

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There is a difference between the flat cut and point cut corned beef pieces.

  • I have used all 3 cuts. 3.5 lbs. is a good size for the 5 of us with a little left over.
  • The round cut is seen below, that’s my favorite.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Get out your large dutch oven
  2. On a cutting board place your rinsed potatoes on top and poke them with a fork all the way around
  3. Place your piece of beef in a large pot in the middle with those potatoes on the sides

Pour in your beer. Then sprinkle seasoning packet that came with your corned beef on top

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Add other vegetables around it too (except the cabbage, that will go in 30 minutes before it is done)

  1. Keep the size of your dutch oven in mind when choosing a piece and cooking corned beef and cabbage. You can typically find it in the meat department packaged with the spice packet inside.
  • In our store I can find it year round which is nice. It isn’t the cheapest cut of meat around but the taste is just amazing.

Serve it with Dutch Oven bread or our easy Irish soda bread recipe and you’re set!

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Make sure you allow it to rest before you cut beef across the grain and serve potatoes and cabbage with meat together. If you chose to add bay leaves make sure you remove them before serving too.

Other methods of cooking a corned beef dinner are

You should try our dutch oven pork roast once you fall in love with this recipe.

You can find the differences of cooking corned beef and cabbage all 4 ways here so you can decide how you’d like to do it.

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Dutch Oven Corned Beef and Cabbage

This dutch oven corned beef and cabbage recipe is easy and tastes amazing with potatoes and carrots inside your cast iron pot. St. Patricks Day dinner time. 
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, irish
Keyword baked, corned beef and cabbage, dutch oven
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 458kcal
Author The Typical Mom


  • 24 oz beer or water or broth, enough to almost submerge meat
  • 1 piece corned beef 3.5 lbs is what we have used
  • 2 potatoes medium russet, or large red, whole, pierced with a fork all over
  • 3 carrots cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion large slices or chunks
  • 1 head cabbage
  • mustard sauce for corned beef serve at table to spoon on to each piece served


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and put dutch oven inside with lid so it can preheat too.
  • Wash and pierce all around potatoes with a fork. Place corned beef in middle of pot with potatoes around it, or underneath meat used as a trivet (but keep in mind your meat needs to be submerged mostly).
  • Slice your onion into large chunks, sprinkle around meat. Cut carrots into large chunks, put with onion on outside and top of meat.
  • Pour your can of beer on top of your meat. 24 oz. is about right. Enough to mostly submerge your piece of meat. Any brand but dark beer will really change the flavor of the beef. Sprinkle your spice packet on top of your meat.
  • Put lid on and bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours. Then flip corned beef brisket and cook for an additional 30 min at 350 degrees.
  • Cut end off cabbage and cut it into 4 equal chunks.
  • Take dutch oven out and put chunks of cabbage inside, cook for last remaining 30 minutes at 350 degrees. If you want your cabbage to crisp up a bit on edges you can leave lid off
  • Take out, allow meat to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Dutch Oven Corned Beef and Cabbage
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 1891mg82%
Potassium 1429mg41%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 5245IU105%
Vitamin C 115.3mg140%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Monday 20th of March 2023

I have seen other recipes that call for cooking a flat cut corned beef “low & slow”. I noticed one comment the gentleman said he cooked his at 225 degrees for 6 hours. There were many who commented on the tenderness just the way you posted the directions. I am nervous. Do you have any concerns if I was too cook it at 250 or 275 for 5-6 hours??


Saturday 18th of March 2023

This is my go to recipe. I like the simplicity of using Dutch oven & baking vs top of stove method. Not big beer drinkers here but usually have a few bottles in fridge that need to be cleaned up. For addl spices I toss in a few bay leaves, some peppercorns, mustard seeds & coriander seeds from summer pickling recipes. Thanks for posting recipe.

Cheryl Whitney

Friday 17th of March 2023

That was the best St. Patrick's Day dinners I have had! The timing worked well so nothing was mushy. I will keep this recipe always!

The Typical Mom

Sunday 19th of March 2023

Oh yay!!

The Typical Mom

Saturday 18th of March 2023

Oh I am so glad!!


Saturday 4th of March 2023

Have you actually read any of the reviews for the oven mitts you highly recommend on Amazon? It's all about the transaction isn't it?

The Typical Mom

Saturday 4th of March 2023

2300 reviews with an overall 4.5 review is pretty excellent, and I have them myself so I know they work well


Saturday 4th of February 2023

Your recipe says to sprinkle the spice packet. Our corned beef doesn’t come with anything, what would you recommend I use. Keen to try the recipe.


Saturday 4th of February 2023

@Kathie, Replying to myself to let you know that i did some ‘googling’ so have worked out something to sprinkle.

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