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Quick “Corned” Beef & Cabbage

Quick “Corned” Beef & Cabbage

Traditional corned beef & cabbage sure is tasty, but it’s typically loaded with preservatives and sodium. In this healthy recipe makeover, we slash more than 2,300 mg of sodium with our quicker twist on the St. Patrick’s Day classic. To get great flavor without the additives found in store-bought corned beef, we rub ground pickling spice onto steak instead.


4 servings

Prep Time

25 minutes

Total Time

45 minutes


  • 2tablespoons pickling spice
  • 1teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 1/2small cabbage, cored and cut into wedges
  • 8small carrots, trimmed
  • 2cups halved baby potatoes
  • 4tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2tablespoons malt vinegar or white-wine vinegar
  • 1tablespoon chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish
  • 1teaspoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1pound skirt steak, trimmed


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Grind pickling spice in a clean spice grinder (or coffee grinder); transfer to a small bowl and combine with dry mustard, salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Toss cabbage, carrots and potatoes in a large bowl with half the spice mixture and 2 tablespoons oil. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, until tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk 1 tablespoon oil, vinegar, dill, mustard and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Set the vinaigrette aside.
  4. About 10 minutes before the vegetables are done, cut steak in half crosswise (if it’s one long piece) and rub with the remaining spice mixture. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the steak, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest on a clean cutting board for 5 minutes, then thinly slice against the grain.
  5. Drizzle the roasted vegetables with the vinaigrette and serve with the steak.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 437kcal
Carbohydrate Total 27g
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 6g
Total Fat 24g
Saturated Fat 6g
Mono Saturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 74mg
Sodium 480mg
Protein 28g
Potassium 1257mg
Calcium 90mg
Folate 80mcg
Omega-6 2g
Vitamin B12 4mcg
Vitamin E 4mg
Zinc 6mg
Vitamin B3 6mg

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