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Corned Beef with Parsley Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine The World
Keyword cabbage, cabbage and corned beef, celebrating st patrick's day, corned beef, corned beef and cabbage, irish corned beef, parsley, parsley sauce, sauce for corned beef, sauce with parsley
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 340 kcal


  • 1 pound corned beef brisket 1 package of 2 pounds corned beef brisket
  • 2 carrots 2 cleaned and chopped carrots
  • 1 yellow onion 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour 2 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole milk 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons flat-leaf parsley 2 teaspoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ teaspoon mustard 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • nutmeg pinch nutmeg
  • 1 cabbage 1 cabbage divided in 4 pieces


  1. Place the corned beef with spice packet into a large pot. Add the carrots, onion less 1 tablespoon into a large pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and skim the foam from the surface of the water.

  2. Cover and simmer for about 2 ½ hours, or until the corned beef is tender. Add the cabbage and cook for another 5 minutes and let it rest in the pan with the juices until tender.

  3. Remove from the liquid, wrap in foil and set aside. Reserve about ¾ cup of the cooking liquid.

  4. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Mince the reserved onions and add to the butter.

  5. Cook for about 1 minute then whisk in the flour and cook for another 1 minute more.

  6. Add the reserved liquid, milk parsley, mustard, nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste whisking the ingredients together until smooth

  7. Cook for another 5 minutes more, whisking constantly, until the sauce thickens.

  8. Serve over slices of corned beef and spoon the sauce over it.

Nutrition Facts
Corned Beef with Parsley Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 1429mg62%
Potassium 534mg15%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 5345IU107%
Vitamin C 34.5mg42%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.