Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef
Use leftover corned beef or corned beef from the deli, then grab some cabbage and make tasty low-carb Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef!
You might have noticed that I love St. Patrick’s Day and all the Irish-American foods that are associated with it! I’ve shared Low-Carb and Keto Corned Beef Recipes and Kalyn’s Top Ten Low-Carb and Keto Recipes with Cabbage, and if you happen to end up with some leftover corned beef and cabbage you can’t go wrong with my Leftover Corned Beef Low-Carb Reuben Bake.
But that’s a relatively complex recipe with a few steps, and if you just have a little corned beef left over and want something quick, I highly recommend this Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef. Of course this is a riff on the Fried Cabbage with Bacon that’s so good (and perfect right now while cabbage is so cheap.)
For this easy corned-beef and cabbage dinner you only need about half a pound of leftover corned beef plus an onion, a small head of cabbage, olive oil (or bacon fat), and a little salt and pepper, and it can be on the table in about 20 minutes! I know not everyone enjoys cabbage or corned beef, but if you’re a fan of those ingredients like I am, I bet you’ll love Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef for a quick dinner!
For more tasty recipes with cabbage check out Low-Carb and Keto Recipes with Cabbage.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- large head of cabbage
- olive oil
- leftover corned beef, or corned beef from the deli
- fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste
How to Make Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe including nutritional information.)
- Cut up a large onion into slivers and coarsely chop a medium head of cabbage.
- Heat olive oil (or bacon grease) in a large frying pan over high heat, add onions, and cook until they’re just starting to brown.
- While onions cook, chop up the corned beef (or shred apart if you prefer.)
- When onions are browned, add the cabbage, season with fresh ground black pepper and a little salt, turn heat to medium-high, and cook about 5 minutes, or until the cabbage is starting to soften. Stir the cabbage several times so the edges will brown.
- When the cabbage is partly done, add the corned beef.
- Cook 3-5 minutes more, turning a few times. It’s done when the cabbage is slightly browned on the edges and corned beef is hot.
- Serve right away and enjoy!
- Leftovers can be kept in the fridge and reheated in a hot frying pan, although this is best right when you make it.
More Ideas for Leftover Corned Beef:
Low-Carb and Keto Corned Beef Recipes ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Corned Beef and Dubliner Omelet ~ Real Housemoms
Leftover Corned Beef Low-Carb Reuben Bake ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Reuben Burgers ~ All Day I Dream About Food
Leftover Corned Beef Soup ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Reuben Cabbage Rolls ~ Sugar-Free Mom
- 1 onion, peeled and cut into thin slivers
- 1 large head of cabbage, coarsely chopped
- 1 T olive oil (see notes)
- 10 oz. leftover corned beef, shredded apart or chopped
- fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste (Remember corned beef is salty, so don't use too much salt.)
- Peel the onion and cut lengthwise into thin slivers. Cut out core from the cabbage and coarsely chop cabbage.
- Heat the olive oil or bacon grease in a large frying pan over high heat. Add the onion and cook just until it starts to brown on the edges, stirring often.
- While onion cooks, shred or chop the corned beef
- After onion is slightly browned, add the chopped cabbage to the frying pan, season cabbage with fresh-ground black pepper and a little salt, turn heat to medium-high, and cook until cabbage has softened and is barely starting to brown, about 5 minutes.
- Add corned beef to the frying pan with the onion and cabbage and cook 3-5 minutes more, or until the cabbage is browned on the edges and the corned beef is heated through.
- Serve hot. Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated in a hot frying pan.
You can use bacon grease instead of olive oil if you prefer and want a little bacon flavor.
This recipe created by Kalyn when she had leftovers from Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and cabbage was on sale!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef is a good dish for any low-glycemic or low-carb diet, including Keto. Corned Beef isn’t really recommended for the South Beach Diet, but personally I would ignore that when it’s St. Patrick/’s Day!
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