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Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew ( Irish Stew)

  • Author: Tonia Schemmel | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: soup, stew, beef,
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Irish


Abundant with vegetables, this hearty Irish Stew stew gets its amazing flavor from naturally cured corned beef, cabbage and root veggies. Simple, homey, and satisfying,  top with sour cream, fresh dill and homemade sauerkraut!


Units Scale
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large leek, cleaned and sliced in 1/2 moons
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped small
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons beef paste (better than boullion paste, or two bouillon cubes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 rutabaga, about 1 cup cubed
  • 1 medium potato, about 1 cup cubed
  • 1 large carrot, about 1/2 cup chopped
  • 1/2 cabbage head cut in large chunks
  • 1/4 cup pearled farro
  • 2 cups shredded corned beef
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill

Garnish with sour cream and a spoonful or two of sauerkraut.


Sauté leeks, garlic and celery in olive oil in a soup pot for 5 minutes until softened.

Add water, beef boullion, salt, pepper, and dijon mustard stirring to incorporate.  Put in rutabagas, potatoes, carrots, cabbage and farro simmer 30-40 minutes covered until vegetables are tender and farro is cooked.

Add shredded corned beef and apple cider vinegar.  Cook for another 5 minutes to heat meat thoroughly.

Add fresh dill just before serving.

Dollop a generous spoonful of sour cream and sauerkraut into each bowl.


Adjust salt to taste in the soup, we’ve kept the sodium low in the soup body as the corned beef is salted.


  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 376
  • Sugar: 10.4 g
  • Sodium: 1645.5 mg
  • Fat: 18.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.4 g
  • Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 17.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.7 mg

Keywords: Irish Stew, Corned Beef stew, Corned beef and cabbage stew, corned beef soup,