Corned Beef & Red Cabbage with Brown Bread By Good Food Ireland

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Mar. 05, 2013

An old favourite in Ireland, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Kevin Aherne of Sage Restaurant puts a modern twist on this classic dish. Using red cabbage with additional vegetables, herbs and spices this is delicious served with Beamish Brown Bread. Visit this link to view the full recipe available on Good Food Ireland and lots more Baked Corned Beef Red Cabbage with Beamish Brown Bread


For the corned beef:
Corned beef 3 Kilogram
Honey 4 Tablespoon
Grain mustard 2 Tablespoon
For the bread:
Wholemeal flour 175 Gram
Plain flour 350 Gram
Wheat bran 125 Gram
Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
Sea salt 1 Teaspoon
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Soda bicarbonate 1 Teaspoon
Orange zest 2 Tablespoon
Buttermilk 200 Milliliter
Beer 250 Milliliter ((Beamish Irish Beer))
Sunflower dried seeds 1 Tablespoon
Mint seeds 1 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Tablespoon
Sesame seed 1 Tablespoon
Butter 1 Teaspoon ((for greasing))



1)Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2)Wash the corn beef well. In a large sauce pan, place the corn beef covered with water and bring to boil and strain well. Discard the water and retain the corned beef.


2)For the corn beef- On a piece of foil place the meat and spread some coarsely ground mustard on it, apply honey and wrap with the foil and make sure the air does not escape.

3)Place the wrapped meat in the oven for 2 hours.

4)For the bread- In a large mixing bowl add the whole wheat flour, plain flour, bran, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, soda bicarbonate, orange zest, buttermilk and beer and mix well till it reaches the consistency shown in the video.

5)Grease a bread pan with butter and pour in the mixture. Garnish on top with the sesame, mint, sunflower and cumin seeds. Bake in the same oven for 35 minutes at 375 degrees.


6)Cut the meat and the bread and arrange it to your taste with a serving of red cabbage and mashed potatoes on the side and enjoy!


Make sure to time these two recipes in such a way that both can be ready for serving at once.

To make sure there are no air bubbles in the bread which will result in holes in your bread follow what the chef does as he lightly drops the bread dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 150 Minutes
Ready In: 150 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 601Calories from Fat 227

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.5%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 528 mg22%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.3%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 40 g80%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet