Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef (Video)
Use leftover corned beef or corned beef from the deli, then grab some cabbage and make tasty low-carb Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef! And this amazing dinner idea only has 3 net carbs per serving!
I bet you’ve noticed how I love St. Patrick’s Day and all the Irish-American foods associated with it! And of course that includes recipes that use corned beef, and for today’s Friday Favorites pick I’m hoping you have some leftover corned beef to make this tasty Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef. Of course this is a riff on my favorite recipe for Fried Cabbage with Bacon that’s so good, and both of those recipes are perfect to make right now while cabbage is so cheap.
I know not everyone loves cabbage and corned beef like I do, but if you’re a fan of those ingredients, I bet you’ll love this corned beef with fried cabbage for a quick dinner!
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
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- large head of cabbage
- Olive Oil (affiliate link)
- leftover corned beef
- fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste
Don’t have leftover corned beef for the Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef?
For this easy corned-beef and cabbage dinner you only need about half a pound of leftover corned beef, and you can definitely buy a little corned beef from the deli to make this any time of year!
Want more ideas for using corned beef?
Check out Low-Carb and Keto Corned Beef Recipes for so many more tasty ideas for using corned beef.
Want more recipes with cabbage?
- Low-Carb and Keto Cabbage Recipes
- Low-Carb and Keto Soups with Cabbage
- Low-Carb and Keto Cabbage Salads
How to Make Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef:
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- 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 Recipes that use Leftover Corned Beef:
- 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:
Corned Beef with Fried Cabbage is a good dish for any low-glycemic or low-carb diet, including Keto. Corned Beef isn’t really recommended for the original South Beach Diet, but personally I would ignore that when it’s St. Patrick’s Day!
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef was first posted in 2018. The recipe was last updated with more information in 2024.