Corned Beef and Cabbage


4 pounds corned beef
cold water
1 sprig thyme, several sprigs parsley bound together
1 onion stuck with 6 cloves
2 onions
1 whole carrot
1 2-pound cabbage


Tie the beef neatly, put it into a large pot and cover it with cold water. No salt is needed. Add the other ingredients except the cabbage and bring very slowly to a boil with the lid off the pot so that you can see what is happening. Simmer very gently for 3 hours skimming as necessary. Remove the thyme, parsley, and cloved onion. Now add the cabbage which has been cut in 8 pieces and simmer for a further 15 minutes. Remove the meat and cut the string. Place on a hot platter and surround with the drained cabbage. Dot with butter and sprinkle with finely cut parsley. Serve with horseradish or mustard sauce.


Serves 6-8



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When you say "6 cloves", I'm

When you say "6 cloves", I'm assuming you're talking about cloves of garlic? If so, interesting way to do it, so that you can remove them at some point.

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Hi, Roy. The onion should be

Hi, Roy. The onion should be stuck with 6 whole cloves, not garlic cloves. They are found in the spice aisle at the supermarket.