Beer Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage Mashed Potato Bloom

Irish mashed potatoes with spinach and Irish cheese cabbage bloom.


  1. In a large pot, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the corned beef pieces on each side.
  2. Slowly add the seasoning packet (included with corned beef brisket), broth, beer and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 2 ½ hours until the beef is tender. Remove the beef and reserve.
  3. Add the cabbage halves and, if needed, enough water to cover the cabbage. Bring to a boil, simmer for 15 minutes until tender.
  4. Meanwhile, cut the potatoes into quarters, place them in a medium saucepan. Cover with water and 1 tablespoon salt. Bring to a boil, simmer for 15-20 minutes until fork tender.
  5. Drain the potatoes, return to pot and add the heavy cream and butter. Mash the potatoes to desired consistency. Stir in the spinach, cheese, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  6. To make cabbage mashed potato bloom: Remove the cabbage from the braising liquid and make eight 3 ½  x 3 ½-inch round bases with the leaves. Fill each center with ¼ cup mashed potatoes.
  7. Slice the corned beef and serve with bloom. Top with remaining broth.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Michelle,
ALDI Test Kitchen


3 tablespoons Carlini Pure Olive Oil

Cattlemen's Ranch Corned Beef Points, cut into 6 pieces*

32 ounces Chef's Cupboard Beef Broth

11.2 ounces Holland Lager 1839

¼ cup Baker's Corner Brown Sugar

1 head cabbage, cut in half, core removed

10 red potatoes

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt, divided

½ cup Friendly Farms Heavy Whipping Cream

3 tablespoons Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter

4.5 ounces Little Salad Bar Flat Leaf Spinach, stems removed, sliced

4 ounces Kerrygold Dubliner Irish Cheese, crumbled*

1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Black Pepper

*These are Special Buy items that are only in stores for a limited time and may no longer be available.

Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook Time:
3 hours

Total Time:
3 hours, 20 minutes