Quick & Easy Keto Corned Beef And Cabbage

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This Keto Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe can be made using leftover corned beef or corned beef picked up from your local deli. Plus, this tasty recipe only calls for a few basic ingredients, is Paleo & Whole30 compliant, and can be on the table in less than 30 minutes!

Close up of keto corned beef and cabbage on white plate with dressing drizzled on top

 

corned beef

Usually when making corned beef and cabbage you need to cure and brine a beef brisket then cook it low and slow with lots of fragrant seasonings. Instead of cooking a whole beef brisket, though, I made this recipe quick and easy by using leftover corned beef or by using corned beef from the deli section of the grocery store.

When ordering corned beef at the deli, you will be asked to pick a number indicating the thickness of the meat. It’s a scale from 1 to 5 and the higher the number the thicker the cut. I wouldn’t recommend cutting it extremely thin, but anywhere from a 3 to a 5 should be good. I usually cut mine at a 3.

 

keto and low carb

Traditional corned beef and cabbage consists of corned beef & cabbage (of coarse!), onion, carrots, and potatoes. Potatoes obviously have a lot of carbs so I left them out, but surprisingly cabbage has a lot of carbs too!!! And since the recipe is corned beef and cabbage I couldn’t leave the cabbage out! I went ahead and wrote the recipe using an entire head of cabbage which makes each serving have 12 net carbs, but I tried it with only 1/2 head of cabbage and it was just as good and brings the net carbs down to only 5. So if you follow a keto or low-carb diet, just reduce the cabbage by half 😁

If you want to go crazy reducing the carbs you also reduce the onion to only half and only use 2 carrots. This would bring each serving down to 2 net carbs. I do want to warn you though, that the carrots and onion add a lot of flavor to the dish so do this at your own risk!!!

 

easy keto corned beef and cabbage instructions

chopped carrots and onions on wooden cutting board

Start by cutting up an onion and carrots.

 

Sauteed veggies in cast iron skillet

Saute the veggies in bacon fat over medium heat until tender. While you don’t have to use bacon fat, I highly recommend it because it gives the dish great flavor!!

 

chopped cabbage on wooden cutting board

Once the veggies are tender, core and coarsely chop a head of cabbage. Add the cabbage to the skillet along with 1/3 Cup of water. Cover, leaving the lid slightly vented, and cook around 10 minutes. The cabbage should be getting tender but still have a slight bite to it.

 

chopped corned beef on wooden cutting board

While the cabbage is cooking, cut the corned beef into bite-sized squares.

 

close up of cooked corned beef and cabbage in cast iron skillet

Add the corned beef to the skillet and cook an additional 3 minutes, or until the beef is heated through and the cabbage is tender.

 

close up of corned beef and cabbage on white plate with dressing drizzled on top

Season with salt, pepper, and celery seed powder. Then, serve with Keto Thousand Island Dressing and enjoy!!!

 

Tips for the perfect Keto Corned Beef & Cabbage

  • When buying corned beef from the deli, have it cut on the thicker side – from a three to a five.
  • To reduce the carbs, only use 1/2 head of cabbage. I’ve made this dish only using 1/2 head of cabbage and it tastes just as good 😁
  • You can reduce the carbs even further by reducing the onion to 1/2 and only using 2 carrots. I have to warn you though, the carrots and onions add a lot of flavor so do this at your own risk!
  • I recommend using bacon fat because it adds great flavor! If you don’t have bacon fat though, you can sub butter or avocado oil.
  • Even though this can be eaten plain, I recommend serving it with Keto Thousand Island Dressing!  It adds a little something extra and takes the dish to the next level.

 

Looking for more Paleo & Keto Dinner Recipes? Check these out…

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Chicken Picatta

Pork Rind Crusted Chicken Nuggets

 

Close up of keto corned beef and cabbage on white plate with dressing drizzled on top

Quick & Easy Keto Corned Beef And Cabbage

This Keto Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe can be made using leftover corned beef or corned beef picked up from your local deli. Plus, this tasty recipe only calls for 4 basic ingredients and can be on the table in less than 30 minutes!
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Course: Dairy fre, Dinner, keto, Main Course, Nut Free, paleo, whole30
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: corned beef and cabbage, easy corned beef and cabbage, easy keto dinner, easy paleo dinner, easy whole30 dinner, keto corned beef and cabbage, low carb corned beef nad cabbage, paleo corned beef and cabbage, quick corned beef and cabbage, whole30 corned beef and cabbage
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Cassidy

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. Bacon Fat avocado oil or butter can be substituted
  • 1 small Onion peeled and chopped
  • 3 medium Carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 Head Cabbage cored and coarsely chopped, can reduce to 1/2 head for lower carbs
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1 Lb. Leftover Corned Beef or Corned Beef From The Deli
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • Ground Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. Celery Seed Powder
  • Keto Thousand Island Dressing for serving

Instructions

  • In a large skillet or dutch oven, add the bacon fat and melt over medium heat.
  • Chop the carrots and onion then add to the skillet. Saute until tender, around 5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped cabbage and water. Cover, leaving the lid slightly vented, and cook 10 minutes or until cabbage is mostly tender but still has a slight bite to it. Stir occasionally as needed.
  • Cut the corned beef into bite-sized pieces and add to the skillet. Cover, leaving the lid slightly vented, and cook until the beef is heated through and the cabbage is tender - around 3 minutes.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and celery seed powder. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Serve drizzled with Keto Thousand Island Dressing.
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Notes

Nutrition Facts do not include dressing. To reduce the carbs only use 1/2 head of cabbage, which would make each serving have 5 net carbs.
To reduce the carbs even further only use 1/2 head of cabbage, 2 carrots, and 1/2 onion. This brings each serving down to only 2 net carbs.  However, the carrots and onion add a lot of flavor so do this at your own risk!
Nutrition Facts
Quick & Easy Keto Corned Beef And Cabbage
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Potassium 557mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 157.3%
Vitamin C 105.5%
Calcium 11%
Iron 6.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate and may vary.

 

 

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Posted March 8, 2019 by Cassidy in AIP, Egg Free, Keto, Nut Free, Paleo, Whats For Dinner?, Whole30 / 2 Comments

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2 responses to “Quick & Easy Keto Corned Beef And Cabbage

  1. Shelby

    Yum, I cannot wait to make this, my mouth is watering right now! I’ll come back and let you know when we have had a chance to try it!

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