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Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Atkins Corned Beef and Cabbage
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 300 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 5 lb Beef Brisket (Whole, Lean Only)
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1 each Bay leaves, dried
  • 2 large (7-1/4" to 8-1/2" long) Carrots
  • 4 medium Turnips
  • 1 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions
  • 1 head, medium (about 5-3/4" dia) Cabbage
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter Stick


This recipe includes carrots which are typically introduced in Phase 3.  To use in Phase 1 simply omit the carrots or do not eat them.  
  1. Place corned beef in a large pot with peppercorns, bay leaf and water to cover. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 to 4 hours until tender, skimming fat occasionally. 
  2. Cut the carrots into ½-inch chunks, cut the turnip into ½-inch cubes, and chop the onion. Core the cabbage and cut into 1-inch pieces. During the final hour of simmering, add carrots, turnips and onion. 
  3. During last 20 minutes, add cabbage. 
  4. Transfer meat to a cutting board, and thinly slice against the grain. Arrange on a platter, drain the vegetables and arrange around the meat. Brush with melted butter and serve with mustard on the side. Each serving is about 1 cup mixed cooked vegetables and 5 ounces cooked meat.

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How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)