Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 40 MINUTES

3 ratings
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  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 head green cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 1 can corned beef
  • 1/3 cups water
  • salt
  • black pepper


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.

(If serving 6, use 2 cans corned beef)

Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage


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3 Reviews

Kenneth 3/4/2016
This is the only

This is the only way I've ever had corned beef and cabbage. My Mom always make it this way. I love it and make it this way now. This recipe is the exact one I use.

Carol 3/16/2015
This is THE BEST

This is THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like it so much better than traditional corned beef. It's GREAT!

Fran 3/14/2015
The thought of c

The thought of canned corn beef does not sound good but since I have not tried it, that's a bit unfair of me. I will try it because all your recipes have been good to more than great!

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