Celebrate St. Patty’s: Easy Corned Beef


First off, Happy St. Patty’s Day! This morning, I was at my local Bristol Farms getting my usual cup of coffee. I wasn’t going to prepare anything Irish today – it was just going to be a nice and relaxing Saturday.

But something caught me off guard. The stacks of marinated corned beef brisket, along with Irish cheese samples, and baskets of Irish Soda Bread sort of got me (well, not just me) in the mood to celebrate. I’m sure all the green decoration had something to do with it, too. Whatever it was, I walked out with a 2lb brisket, cheese, and bread. It was one of the easiest and tastiest dinners. Thank you, Bristol Farms, for all your successful marketing efforts.

Corned Beef

Corned Beef

Serves 2


  • 1 pre-marinated 1.5-2lb corned beef brisket, you can request or find this at grocery stores like Whole Foods or Bristol Farms (or you can check out Alton Brown’s marinade for 10 days before cooking)
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 carrot, peeled and broken into 4 pieces


  1. Rinse marinade off of brisket. Set brisket in medium sized dutch oven and cover brisket with water by about an inch. Add onion and carrots and bring to a boil.
  2. Cover and simmer on low heat for 3 hours. Slice meat against the grain. Serve.

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2 comments for “Celebrate St. Patty’s: Easy Corned Beef

  1. Faith
    March 19, 2012 at 6:34 am

    I’m so jealous of your St. Paddy’s Day feast! I meant to try my hand at corned beef this year but time just seemed to slip away from me. No way am I waiting until next year to make this. 😉

  2. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos
    March 19, 2012 at 9:15 am

    oooo glad you celebrated with some good comfort food! 😀 have a wonderful monday, jessica!

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