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Quick Corned Beef and Cabbage

This easy, low carb, quick corned beef and cabbage recipe is as fast to put together as it is delicious. It’s one of my favorites for summer when I don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking something or I want corned beef and the kids want pizza.

For this recipe you’ll need bacon, corned beef, cabbage, onion, dark beer, caraway seeds, horseradish, and mustard.

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This ultra-quick corned beef and cabbage is low carb, you can make it for one serving, and it is totally done in 15 minutes. Seriously. Lowcarb-ology.com

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Let’s face it. Almost any way you do corned beef and cabbage is going to be low carb — unless you add noodles or potatoes. So, in that way this recipe isn’t like a heavy revelation from God or anything. The thing is that good corned beef and cabbage takes hours to cook, whether you do it on top of the stove or a slow cooker, and sometimes I don’t want to wait hours.

By sometimes I mean never.

This is my summer version of one of my favorite foods, corned beef and cabbage. You begin with deli sliced corned beef and chopped cabbage. It goes together in about 10 minutes and you are eating it before you get so hungry that you’ve popped six cookies and half a Pop-tart in your mouth.

See, that’s my downfall. I might be cooking some luscious low carb dinner for myself but I usually wait until I am starving and so I pick at the stuff around the kitchen without really realizing it until it is too late. Now, some of you might say to just get rid of the carb heavy foods but that is not possible in my house. For one thing I have another blog which makes a large percentage of my income and it is not low carb! For another thing my kids and husband will not stand for it. And honestly? If I didn’t have to eat low carb I wouldn’t.

Quick Corned Beef and Cabbage That Will Have Your Tummy Happy in 15 Minutes - Lowcarb-ology.com

So, all of that to say that I have to find ways to get around my natural tendency to pick at food and taste while I am cooking. I do that by leaving celery, cheese cubes, and other low carb snacks out on the counter, as well as by making my meals as quickly as possible.

Thus this 15 minute, quick corned beef and cabbage. I like it with the faux potato salad on the side.

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This quick Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe makes 1 good sized serving but you could certainly make more than enough for the whole family. If you tap the blue number “1” after the “Servings” in the recipe, a slider will appear that you can use to increase the number of servings. The ingredients will automatically change so you don’t have to do any math. 

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Quick Corned Beef and Cabbage

A quick , easy, and low carb version of corned beef and cabbage that you can finish in less that 15 minutes. All the flavor in a fraction of the time!
Course Low Carb Main, Main
Cuisine irish
Keyword beef, cabbage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 210kcal
Author Katherine Peters


  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease or butter
  • 2 ounces corned beef thinly sliced from the deli cut into strips
  • 3 ounces cabbage chopped about 2-1/2 cups
  • 1 tablespoon onion
  • 1 tablespoon beer dark
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 horseradish to 1/2 teaspoon of ground paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard grainy if desired


  • Melt the bacon grease or butter in a small skillet.
  • Add the cabbage and onion and saute until tender and it begins to caramelize and turn golden on the edges.
  • Add 1 tablespoon dark beer.
  • Add the corned beef, caraway, mustard,and horseradish and saute until well mixed and hot.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 833mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 46.4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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2 thoughts on “Quick Corned Beef and Cabbage”

  1. 5 stars
    We have a version of your recipe here on Guam. Our corned beef comes in a can.. I guess yoi can say, the use of canned meat is a throw back from the WWII days, like spam. That’s another American story. Our simple corned beef dish contains just cornbeef beef, cabbage, onions, and salt and pepper. It’s hard to eat that without the rice here. But as I was reading your recipe I thought, cauliflower rice would go great here.

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