Marchie’s Birthday Corned Beef and Cabbage

5 pounds corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
1/2 pound salt pork
2 bay leaves
5 carrots
5 potatoes
3 turnips
4 parsnips
4 onions
1 head cabbage, quartered2 cans of Guinness Draught – 1 for cooking and 1 for drinking
3 T yellow mustard
1/2 cup + 1 T brown sugar
2 T grainy mustard
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup water
1 tsp horseradish
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup honey
1 head of cabbage, cut into wedges


  • Rinse the corned beef under cold water and pat dry.
  • Place the salt pork & corned beef (fat side down) in a 6 quart crock pot.
  • Add the carrot, potatoes, turnips, parsnips & onions around the beef.
  • In a small bowl, mix the yellow mustard and seasoning packet together.
  • Spread the mustard mixture all over the top of the corned beef.
  • Pour the beer around the beef.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup brown sugar over top the beef, veggies and beer.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Remove the lid and add the cabbage wedges.
  • Cook for 1 more hour.
  • Remove the meat from the crock pot and set aside. Place a tent foil on top.
  • Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the veggies and place in a bowl.
  • Place a sieve over top a medium pot and strain the juices into the pot.
  • Place the pot over high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, add in the remaining 1T – 1/4 cup of the remaining brown sugar, water, horseradish, salt, pepper, grainy mustard, Worcestershire, honey and mix.
  • Put the heat to a simmer to reduce the sauce by half and it starts to thicken. ~35 minutes.
  • Slice the meat against the grain and serve with the glaze, veggies on the side and Irish soda bread! Ooooo and maybe some Irish Whiskey Cake : )

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