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Leftover Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Course: Main Course, Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: cabbage soup, corned beef and cabbage soup, leftover corned beef recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 272 kcal
Leftover Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup is the best way to make another full meal from your Irish feast. Tender brisket and loaded of vibrant veggies make this a winner all year round, not just St. Patrick's Day. 


  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion , chopped
  • 1 parsnip , peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots , peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 8 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/3 cup pearled barley
  • 2 cups cabbage , coarsely chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes , pulp and seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 pound leftover corned beef , cut into bite-sized pieces or shredded
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat light olive oil. Add onion, parsnip, carrot and garlic. Saute until slightly soft.
  2. Remove all vegetables from the pot to a bowl, set aside. Don't worry about all the little bits and pieces, a few left won't be a problem.
  3. Without wiping it out, add vegetable or chicken broth, thyme leaves, kosher salt, ground pepper, bay leaves and barley to the pot. Cover pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add sauteed vegetables back to soup, increase heat to medium-high heat. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add cabbage, tomato, corned beef and lemon juice. Continue to cook for 3 minutes, or until beef is heated.
  6. Ladle into soup bowls and serve.
  7. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know! 

Nutrition Facts
Leftover Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 2284mg 95%
Potassium 783mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 72.5%
Vitamin C 76.4%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 15.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.