Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage

Total Time:
42 min
30 min
12 min

4 to 6 servings (If serving 6, use 2 cans corned beef)

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

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
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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