Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage

Total Time:
42 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
12 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings (If serving 6, use 2 cans corned beef)
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 head green cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 can corned beef
Directions

Cook the bacon in large pot over medium heat until almost crisp. Remove the bacon from the pot and set aside. Melt the butter in the pot with the bacon grease. Add the cabbage, stirring well to coat the cabbage in fat. Add about 1/3 cup water, and salt and pepper, to taste. Cover pot with a lid, and cook over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, chop the bacon into small pieces.

Remove the lid from the pot, and scatter chunks of corned beef and chopped bacon over top of the cabbage. Cover and cook until desired doneness. I personally like a little bit of crunch left to the cabbage.

Tip: Cabbage is one of those vegetables that naturally contains water in its leaves. Begin by adding just a small amount of water. As cabbage cooks, if it needs more liquid, then add more water.


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I haven't made this, but I remember with horror canned corned beef from my childhood. I have no respect for anyone who claims to be a good cook or professional chef and puts this on her web site, and I can't imagine what the people who recommended it are used to. Disgusting. I know, don't rate without trying, but there is no way this is anything but overly salted garbage. Look elsewhere for corned beef, cabbage and black-eyed peas recipes; they are out there. And good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is what I grew up on. The only difference is my mom did not put bacon. Thanks Paula will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The key to this recipe is using corned beef canned in New Zealand or Australia, easily found in Asian or Hispanic food stores. The stuff in the regular supermarket is from Brazil and it's disgusting. Apparently Asian and Hispanic customers won't buy that crap. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious - the whole family enjoyed it. It will be going on the monthly menu... item not reviewed by moderator and published
While I do LOVE making me some corned beef and cabbage from scratch, I've made this recipe a few times over the past few year since I found it. My family and I love it! it's a great quick fix when you want corned beef and cabbage, without the hours of cook time it takes to make it from scratch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tastful. I only used one cabbage head and one can of corn beef. Everything else was the same as Paula's. Just be careful not to get your heat too high, it will stick. I served with cooked whole potatoes & carrots. Made me some Kentucky cornbread, and wow, it was good!! Thanks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the easiest and best tasting corned beef and cabbage EVER! Thanks Paula for sharing it with us. My family loves it! I don't make it just for St Patrick's Day but all winter long. item not reviewed by moderator and published
we have been enjoying bacon and cabbage for years, even on the grill you wrap your cabbage wedges with a nice thick slice or two wrap that in foil and grill till tender, with that being said, I love this recipe because it's good, cheap and fast...now thats a great combination don't ya think? Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This really WAS easy! I made this for St. Paddy's Day. I was hesitant to use the canned corned beef but since Paula insisted in the video that it really is delicious, I went ahead and used it. It took only 15 minutes to make and was delicious. Deep down though, I really do think that making the actual corned beef would have tasted much better. Just taken hours longer. I think next time, I'm going to make my corned beef and cabbage without the canned corned beef! But this one is perfect if you are in a hurry! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe - - and perfect for a weeknight. thanks, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these recipe several times and we really enjoy it. I am suprised at some of the reviews complaining that it isn't made with beef brisket. This is a tasty quick recipe that reminds us of the traditional meal, but never pretended to be a substitute for it. It is delicious and we will use it many times more! Thanks for a simple tasty meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well Paula you did it again. This was a hit in my household minus the corned beef. I never had corned beef therefore, i was afraid to put it into the cabbage but the cabbage was delicious. The cabbage was quick and easy to prepare. This is definitely a keeper!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the cabbage by itself and my family said it was the best cabbage they ever had. I made real corned beef in the crock pot and used the juice from that for the water needed in the cabbage mixture. Excellent recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a big fan of corned beef, but my husband is Irish and likes to have this dish on St. Patty's Day, so thought I would try Paula's recipe. It was FANTASTIC!! I even added some shallots to the bacon when frying and everyone just loved it. A must keep recipe for the future!! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this but I don't use the bacon or the butter. This recipe is great without that. I just use water seasoned with salt and boil the cabbage untill almost tender, then I add the corned beef and simmer about 5 minutes, add a touch of sugar if you like (splenda) just to cut a few calories if you must. Try this way if you don't want all the bacon grease and butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you're making corned beef today then use the leftovers for this dish. To cut the fat calories I buy eye round corned beef from BJ'S. This dish is similar to dishes my grandmother and mother made and I still make. Sometimes just vegetables cooked in bacon grease, sometimes with ham and occasionally canned corned beef--what ever was in the pantry/could afford. By the way cooking cabbage and bacon is Irish, unlike corned beef, & adding leftover meat (corned beef) makes sense. Irish ate lots of pork just like Southerners and for the same reason, beef was a rich man's meat. Canned corned beef is cheap and, while it may be artery clogging, it may be better for you(and cheaper), when cooked with cabbage, onions etc, than the fast food junk people stuff themselves with everyday. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely adore Paula D.! I watch her show and enjoy her products as often as possible (quite faithfully, as able!) This is just an example of a dish that contains 1) corned beef 2) cabbage and 3) is easy. What else could you ask for? I recognize an original version of this classic isn't particularly difficult, but let's face it: how often does corned beef brisket go on sale? Generally, only a few times a year. In my opinion, I wouldn't spend the money on that coarse/tough of a meat if it wasn't on sale! This would be a simple fix and a tolerable substitute if the real deal wasn't available. Note: the episode is titled 'Busy Working Women's Quick Meal'. I don't feel this is in anyway grossly misrepresented! If you're worried about your arteries, forget the bacon and butter: perhaps consider turkey bacon and EVOO. Better yet, please try to realize that none of us share any body parts with Paula Deen and that, frankly, she can eat, cook, and do whatever the hell she pleases :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hate the word CRAP but what a waste of money.. Go ahead and take the time to cook a real corned beef.. not any trouble and SO MUCH BETTER. This can had so many ingredients in it that I knew it was POISON. My daughter did it because she thought it was quick and easy. MISTAKE! How about doing a healthy cookbook for those of us on our death beds too. I love to cook and do eat small portions of so many things but being diabetic, high blood pressure, choleserol.. IT"S TIME PAULA for a healthy cookbook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is wonderful. You can even kick it up a notch by adding carmelized onions and either noodles or fingerling potatoes to turn it into something more gourmet. If you play around with seasonings you can turn it into anything from an oriental style meal to a spanish style meal. All you need is the imagination and some really good tastebuds! Nice work Paula on creating something that is not only quick & easy but also exceptionally easy to turn into something unexpectedly brilliant by adding other ingredients to the mix. Thanks for this one!! My family loves it no matter which way it's prepared! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is real cooking. My mother has been making this recipe for years. It's quick and good and easy for anyone to make. Did the negative reviewers actually try the recipe? If not, please try it before you comment. Comments on recipes which have not been tried (tested) and tasted are not helpful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't understand how YOU would even publish this under your name/brand whateveer. This is NOT corned beef and cabbage--but then what would a Southern gal know about cooking this? (Like expecting this Yankee to know how to deep fry chicken.) BTW, the comments about arteries and bypass should be well taken...including you, Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
With the ease of purchasing whole corned beef brisket brined and ready to cook using canned corned beef is a true tell. Have some respect for yourself and your trade. Chefs in the US have been working diligently over many decades to earn respect in the culinary community worldwide. Canned meat does nothing for food. If you are going to make something make it right even if it is only grilled cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is got to be the worst one word ARTERIES!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Man, here is another great recipe from Paula. Fun, easy, and delicious! Comfort food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG, THIS WAS SOOOO GOOD, THE ONLY THING I DIDN'T USE WAS THE WATER, I, AND I MIGHTY USED A COUPLE MORE PEICIES OF BACON, YUMMY, YOU HAVE TO TRY IT!, WAY TO GO PAULA DEEN : ) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I ate this at the Lady and the Son's lunch buffet and wondered why it's so much better than this recipe and then I tasted the extra spice she adds. So now I add cloves and a bay leaf while cooking this dish and instead of canned corned beef, I prefer either deli corn beef or ham. It has become a thanksgiving favorite in our family :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was a kid wen i had this and i always remembered it and asked about it time and time again and it was excellent!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What's with canned corned beef put-downs? I grew up on it and am just fine. It's inexpensive and very very tasty if cooked right. Like any meat, it doesn't have to be unhealthy. Mix with veggies... Dont fry... You can also steam... While there undoubtedly are some canned corned beef that do not taste good, I have found two brands that are great... I think they're from Australia... Nice one Paula Deen! A quick and easy meal! You could do without the butter though... item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I are Paula fans from Clearwater FL who are currently living and working in Macau, China! We are grateful to you for using canned corned beef in this recipe as there is no such thing as deli corned beef here. This was a favorite recipe at home and works just as well here.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this recipe as a cabbage side-dish, without the corned beef, and it's great. Just leave out the corned beef and it's delicious. I'm making it tonight with a pork roast and potatoes. Easy, and my kids love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe rocks!! I don't know why all of a sudden the reviews on this got negative. Was featured on a show for "busy working women" so if you aren't so busy, then substitute the canned corned beef for fresh corned beef. The flavors are great, but with the bacon and corned beef, there is really no reason to add salt to this one. Was the first time I have cooked or had corned beef and cabbage and I loved it! Poor mother used to boil cabbage to death, I never knew you could have delicious cabbage in only 10 min. Thanks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made this just last night. i read the comments about the canned corned beef and i didnt get it. i guess because i've been used to corned canned beef ever since i was a kid. but good one paula! i loved it! i just used 2 tbsp of olive oil instead of butter and drained some of the bacon grease. definitely will make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you Paula for ruining my St. Patrick's Day. This is the worst recipe I've ever tried on this website. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Skip the greasy, over processed canned meat product. If you want real flavor used sliced Corned Beef from the Deli... or better yet cook one of your own and use left overs. Its worth the effort. I'm sorry but no good meat ever came from a can. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula - We LOVE you for your stick of butter, cup of mayonnaise and rasher of bacon recipes. However, this economical-comfort food recipe is so tasty I'm afraid it will clog the arteries of thousands of adults and children. Everyone who reads this recipe should make the following changes to make it a more healthy meal: Slice and steam the canned corned beef to melt off and reduce the fat or get some thick sliced corned beef from your grocery store Deli. Use 2 tablespoons of ollive oil to coat your cabbage and use 1/2 cup of fat-free beef bouillon to cook. Use 1/2 pack of pre-cooked bacon or use a micowave bacon rack to cook your own so you can discard the fat or pour it over your dog's dry food to give them a special treat. My variation costs about $3 more for a 4 person household but it will save about $58K in expense for a single heart 'stent' later in life. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Child, Hebrew National has sliced corned beef and pastrami in packages in the deli section. Sliced thinly, but very flavorful. Good quality meat. Or, at the deli, get some Boar's Head corned beef sliced the way you want it, but please, if you can't make your own brisket, never substitute a can! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You have got to be kidding me! Canned corned beef? Not only is that disgusting, but wrong, so so very wrong! This is awful. How can you call opening a can of corned beef, a recipe? Let's try this one again, Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I understand that time is money but there are a lot better options for a quick meal then this one. If you like the canned meat then go for it, but canned corn beef isn't good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very easy to make. I did not use canned corned beef, however, as I do not like how grainy it is. I bought a corned beef brisket and cut it up into cubes. I did not trim the fat well enough, so that made it a little too chewy for me. I will use this recipe again, however, I will use a little more black pepper and maybe a few more slices of bacon to give it a bit more flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't wait to WOW friends and family with this delicious recipe. It was super easy and tasty....love, love, love, it!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so good and even better the next day. Very easy and everyone that eats it-wants the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the fastest meal I have ever made and it tasted wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I HAVE HAD FRIED CABBAGE WITH BACON BEFORE, SO I ADDED THE CORN BEEF HASH AND KEILBASA SAUSAGE, FRIED IT FIRST, THEN SAUTEED ONION AND GARLIC AND GROUND RED PEPPER. SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE. IT WAS DELICIOUS. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was absolutely stunned with how easy this recipe was. The only thing I changed was I used 1/2 pound of sliced corned beef from the deli. I loved this meal and will for sure make it again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love the recipe because it is quick easy and tasty and i love cabbage pretty much anyway it is cook that is the only greens i like the other kind of greens i hate the taste is bitter and i hate lettuce make you can show me something to make lettuct tast much better or just a recipe for a salad that u think i might like because everyone i have taste is very nasty no matter what dressing i use item not reviewed by moderator and published
My experiences with canned corned beef (reminded me of dog food! Bleah!!)were not good, so I used corned beef from the deli. This was SO-O-O-O good for such a simple recipe! It makes a great, inexpensive, quick meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the quickest and easiest meal to fix but the flavors of these simply ingredients is delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was so good my husband loved it . The only thing that I did diffrent was I crisp the Corned Beff in a separate pan and then put it over the cabbage . It didnt come out soggy at all . So if you have that prob then try this . item not reviewed by moderator and published
Downright nasty. Too good to be true. The potted corn beef made it digusting. Next time I will do tried and true with the real thing. Even my eat everything husband wouldn't eat this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe for easy corned beef and cabbage is one of Paula's best! The only tweaking I do is add more canned corned beef since one can seems to be a little sparse for the appetites in this household. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicoius, easy to prepare, and cost effective... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy to make and taste wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. I've only been cooking for about 4 weeks and this was by far the easiest recipe I've tackled, but it was fantastic! I'll definately make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was a sucess and my husband and me loved it. It was very easy and not time consuming at all. This will go in my recipe box. Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, fast but a little on the salty side. Not quite a traditional corn beef and cabbage but still very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
How much easier can you get than FOUR INGREDIENT'S?!?!!? It doesn't need the salt & pepper! Dinner was ready SO quick, but tasted like it took all day! The kids gobbled it up & my husband was pleasantly surprised with a hearty, homemade meal! I served it on top of a mix of steamed carrots, & red & yellow potatoes... SO DELICIOUS! My one recommendation would be to use the largest skillet you have (12" if possible) because the cabbage takes up lots of room. Make this - you will not be dissapointed!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
some loved, some hated. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very tasty recipe. I step away from the recipe and used maple flavored bacon and everyone loved it. It pretty much cooked itself. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe was made for the cabbage, minus the corned beef because I was cooking the corned beef brisket separate. This cabbage came out excellent! Very good. Will make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was very easy and tasted very good. I added onions and some garlic. I didn't think that one can of corned beef was very much, but it went a long way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love corned beef and cabbage and this recipe makes it easy to have anytime item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family just loves this dish, rarely are there any leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a disaster...my wife lost her mind, my dog threw it up, and I opted out for a tv dinner...hated it item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent meal, quick and easy. I added diced turnip, onion, carrot and used a 19 oz can of corn beef hash to enhance the floavor and make a larger yield for my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy and the canned corned beef tastes like fresh roast beef once the recipe is finished. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this dish was GREAT and my husband did too !!! I couldn't find canned corned beef so I used canned corn beef hash. Not sure what the diffence is, but it was good. I will make this again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Usually I can find it in me to back Paula's heavy-handed use of butter and the like. But, this time it was just too much. The cabbage was slippery and the butter combined with the gunk from the canned corned beef and the bacon drippings/grease (even when I removed some) was just not complimentary at all. I do like how simple the recipe is and that she kept the number of ingreds down. I think that the corned beef could use some crisping-up -- something, because it's already down one for coming fom a can. Try another recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry Paula, but anyone who has made real corned beef is gonna hate this. I'd rate this 0 stars if I could!! I'm a real corned beef and cabbage lover, and a make my own boiled version 5 or 6 times a year with packaged corned beef from the butcher. Every thing is fine with the dish except the canned corned beef. I don't care which brand you buy, they all taste and smell like catfood and when you add it to the pan it justs ruins the cabbage mixture. I almost tossed my cookies when I first opened the can. My suggestion is to add Kielbasa/smoked sausage or better yet, real cooked corned beef. But whatever you do, STAY AWAY FROM THE CANNED CORNED BEEF!!! UGHHH!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched this episode and it looked so good. I had the best of intentions for this recipe. I ate about one bowl full and gave the rest to the dogs. It was definitely the canned corned beef that did it for me. My father-n-law makes corned beef and cabbage every St. Patty's from scratch so I guess I'm spoiled now! Wish I could've given it a better review! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great to have just about any night where there's a time constraint. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy and good! When I said I was making it, my picky family moaned and complained. After I made them try it, they LOVED it! My husband was so impressed. He wants me to make it at least once a week. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We decided to cut back on our food budget so I found this very inexpensive dish on FoodNetwork Website. I was afraid our boys wouldn't like it because of the cabbage. They have asked me for it 3 times since I first made it. It really has an amazing flavor, plus it costs about $3.00 to feed the whole family. WOW!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the cabbage was wonderful, makes for a great side dish or maybe even a soup but when i opened the canned meat i almost threw up. i wouldnt feed that stuff to my dog. i ended up serving the cabbage as a side dish and maybe next time i would use some ham! oh, and make sure that you do not use center-cut bacon. it does not render enough fat for the dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this corned beef and cabbage for my family of 6. They loved it and it was easy to make. I think I really enjoyed the idea of the bacon. My moher in law makes it all the time , but with out the bacon and the bacon is what makes this dish. One thing tht I added in my recipe was chopped tomatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved the flavor of the bacon in this recipe. It adds a special taste that we love. And yes, it's best if the cabbage is a bit crunchy. Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think this is a wonderful way to prepare an old standard, but so much easier and faster. As a working Mom, this is a great after work-day meal. I will admit my husband was a little leery the first time I made this, but he is a believer now too. Thanks Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
...as usual, Paula comes thru with a winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was hesitant at first to make this "fast food" version of traditional corned beef & cabbage. I was greatly surprised with the results. It's an acceptable alternative. In less than 30 minutes, I had a comforting meal on the table! To make sporadically... not such a healty meal due to high fat & sodium content, but pretty tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula, your receipes are very good. This one was just great. Easy and quick from stove to table . Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is not bad at all. For a quick mean with just a couple ingredients. The canned corn beef you can always keep on hand for this too. I didn't have bacon on hand, but I had turkey bacon. It was fine too, you could even do without. No big deal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you for this super easy recipe, I did it on a Saturday afternoon while on a study break and my husband who loves Corned Beef really enjoyed this after a day out in the yard. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe cooks up really fast & my husband raved about it. Will make it often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, quick, and easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Chinese say #1 Dish. Loved it, easy to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Libbys Corned beef $1.98 Cabbage $1.28 uneven cut Bacon $1.86 Butter $.50 Taste.......!!!!!!!PRICELESS!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have always been a fan of corned beef and cabbage. However the cost and the time it takes to prepare keeps me from doing it more than once or twice a year. But this I can whip up in a 1/2 hour, and the total cost was under $3.00 for a family meal! It was delicious! I cannot tell you the last time I enjoyed something so much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haven't tried this yet, but from watching Paula fix it, I could just "smell" it and can't wait to try it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a delicious easy way to prepare cornbeef and cabbage. My children absolutely love it and I don't have to spend all night in the kitchen!! We eat it with white rice. Give it a try!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent for those days when time is running short and working moms. Doesn't get any easier than this. I sometimes add a few spices for additional flavor and kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy recipe - with a lot of visual appeal and taste. The family loved it. At least they ate seconds! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried several times to find the recipe and it never appeared. Is this one of those limited recipes? I really wanted to try it. Betty-Humble item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this dish. It is easy to fix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and I love this receipe ! So quick and easy. I went a little further and added a few more extra's included in the Holiday feast. I chop up fresh carrots and potatoes and steam them and just throw them in when I add the bacon and Corned Beef. It's like the Holiday favorite in one easy meal! Try it it's great!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
good item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe exactly. I love corned beef and cabbage, but this was a real disappointment. The flavor was just not there. I will not make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy and taste great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband is irish and loves the traditional corned beef 7 cabbage on St. Patty's Day. I introduced him to this recipe because I knew he'd love to eat it more than once a year. It is delicious!! (not to mention how simple it is and no big mess and all day cooking) Now he can have his favorite meal more times a year and it saves me a ton of work!! Thanks Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is the best easy recipe i've ever prepared...paula does it again ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband had to choke down the first bite then decided on PB&J. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry but, nothing even butter or bacon could make canned Corned beef edible. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You're right if you haven't tried it you shouldn't have an opinion. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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