This sugar free Corned Beef and Cabbage is the best way to ring in a keto holiday. Tender, slow cooked beef brisket and veggies, comforting, delicious, and low carb!
The best low carb corned beef and cabbage recipe
Corned beef and cabbage is a New Year’s staple because it symbolizes good luck for the year ahead. Why is this meal lucky? Maybe it’s because Irish immigrants who came to the US used to make corned beef and cabbage on Saint Patrick’s Day as a nod to their heritage. In Ireland, cattle herders often couldn’t afford to eat the beef that they raised, so they made corned pork, usually served with potatoes, an Irish staple. Beef represented a new level of luxury for Irish immigrants, paying homage to the sacrifices they made as new Americans.
It is said that if you eat chicken on New Year’s Day, you’ll be doomed to scratch in the dirt for survival for the next year, just like a chicken. Beef don’t scratch in the dirt for food -- better be safe and enjoy some keto corned beef, served with light green cabbage, symbolizing paper money. A prosperous keto New Year’s recipe that we all can enjoy, whether you’re making it on January 1st, March 17th, or a random Thursday in February.
How to make keto corned beef and cabbage
Typically, corned beef is made with lots of salt, spices, veggies, and a big scoop of brown sugar. Since this is a sugar free corned beef recipe, we’re making it with brown sugar erythritol. This way, you get all of the flavor without the sugar overdose. Corned beef is super easy to make, and works as a great weeknight meal: just load all of the ingredients into your slow cooker or a dutch oven and then cook, low and slow, for 8 hours.
How to make a corned beef spice blend
Most store-bought corned beef briskets come with a seasoning packet. But if yours did not or you like the idea of making your own, here is what I like to do: a mix of whole mustard seeds, allspice berries, whole black peppercorns, a warming spice like coriander or ginger, cinnamon, and a couple cloves of minced garlic, salt, pepper, and fresh thyme sprigs.
All of these herbs and spices, combined with beef stock and a brown sugar substitute make the best sauce. They also make for a very juicy and tender corned beef brisket.
Other favorite healthy holiday recipes you might enjoy:
- Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Pan Gravy
- Keto Sausage Balls
- Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce
- Sugar Free Keto Glazed Ham
- Keto Pecan Pie
- Herbed Butter Roasted Chicken
- Keto Hot Buttered Rum
- Low Carb Green Bean Casserole
- Keto Irish Cream
- White Cheddar and Sausage Biscuits
- Cranberry Pecan Cauliflower Rice Stuffing
- Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce
- Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage
- Keto Pumpkin Pie
- Tart Cranberry Cooler