Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage Seasoning Mix
If you have ever bought some brisket with plans of making corned beef, you will find this Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage Seasoning Mix very handy! Plus, the flavor yielded with this homemade spice blend is so much better than what the store bought packets produce!
Typically the packaged spice mix primarily contains mustard seed, coriander, bay leaf, dill seed, and peppercorns. You could also use some pickling spices in a pinch. That said, when you really want to elevate your corned beef and cabbage and impress the whole family, you can try out our seasoning mix that we share with you here!
Please note that we absolutely LOVE cooking with whole spices for certain dishes. You can (and are most welcome to) substitute ground spices in for their whole counterparts. In that case and for this corned beef seasoning mix, if the spice calls for 1 tsp whole spice, use 1/4 tsp of the ground spice for the equivalent flavor in the corned beef.
Freshly ground spices are also an extra special treat. Our favorite is to use a coffee grinder and freshly grind our whole fennel seeds whenever they are called for in a recipe. Yumm!!
Last Updated: March 7th, 2018
The best corned beef and cabbage starts with this homemade corned beef seasoning mix!!
- 2 bay leaves
- 12 whole peppercorns
- 1/2 Tbsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 Tbsp coriander seeds
- 8 allspice berries
- 8 whole cloves
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- 1/2 tsp dill seed
- 1/2 tsp star anise seeds
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 cardamom pods
- 1 cinnamon stick (broken into at least two pieces)
Combine all seasoning mix ingredients for immediate use. Use to brine corned beef or to slow cook (oven roasted or slow cooker) your 3-4 lb brisket portion.
Store unused spice blend in an airtight container.