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Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage

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This Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe is a delicious seasoned corned beef that is cooked with potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and onions. It is the perfect easy meal to make this St. Patrick’s Day. 

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner which means it is time to enjoy a delicious Corned Beef and cabbage dinner. Whether you are making corned beef in the Instant Pot, corned beef in the Air Fryer, or this delicious crockpot corned beef and cabbage we have you covered! We have to admit that we love crockpot corned beef and cabbage! It is easy, tender, and full of delicious flavor. We love that we can throw it in the crockpot in the morning and enjoy a festive St. Patrick’s Day dinner by night! 

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage

How to Make Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage

  • Unpack the corned beef brisket. Discard the spice packet if you chose to use the spices above.
  • Rinse under cold water. Pat dry and place on a plate. Set aside.
  • Place the chopped cabbage, sliced onion, quartered potatoes, and carrots in the slow cooker.

  • Place the corned beef on top of the vegetables, fat side up.
  • Sprinkle the peppercorn, onion powder, and celery seeds over the corned beef.

  • Pour the beer into the slow cooker, over the meat and the vegetables.

  • Cook on High for 6 hours or on Slow for 8 hours.

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • *NOTE* At 4 hours into the cook, open the slow cooker and pour the liquid back over the meat.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Be sure to rinse your corned beef brisket prior to placing it in the slow cooker. This helps rinse off the brine and make your meat less salty. 
  • You can use the spice packet that comes with your corned beef but I use my own spice mixture. You can also add some red pepper flakes if you want a hint of spice as well.
  • You can omit the peppercorn and use fresh ground pepper instead. 

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Adding the Guiness Beer helps make this corned beef not too salty but extremely tender.
  • Place the corned beef fat side up. This will help with taste and allows the vegetables to not cook in a layer of fat. 
  • Feel free to omit some of the vegetables. 

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • The potatoes and the carrots absorb all the flavors of the spices and the Guinness. Making it the perfect one pot meal.
  • You can substitute the Guinness for a different Lager Beer if you would like. 
  • If you prefer to omit the beer use 1 ½ cups of beef broth instead.

Storage

You will want to store your leftover crockpot corned beef and cabbage in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Can I make Corned Beef and Cabbage in my Instant Pot?

Yes, one of my favorite ways to make corned beef and cabbage is in the instant pot. It is equally as delicious as one that has been cooked all day in your crockpot, the only thing lacking is the time needed to cook it. You can use my delicious Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe to try your very first one.

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 15 minutes

This Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe is a delicious seasoned corned beef that is cooked with potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and onions. It is the perfect easy meal to make this St. Patrick’s Day.

Ingredients

  • 1 (3-4 pounds) corned beef brisket (the one I used was 3.88 pounds)
  • 2 cups of chopped cabbage (I used half of a head of cabbage and sliced into wedges)
  • 1 small onion, sliced (I used a sweet onion, but you could use a white onion or a red onion)
  • 2 cups (about 6-7) quartered red potatoes (you could as well use golden potatoes)
  • 1 cup of carrots (I used the baby carrots, approximately ½ bag of 1 pound bag)
  • 2 teaspoons of peppercorn (if you don’t have peppercorn, you could use fresh ground pepper, 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 can (14.9 oz) Guinness Beer (Pour the beer into a measuring cup (it is about 1 ½ cup) before pouring into the slow cooker, this way you get less foam on top)
  • *NOTE* You can substitute the beer with a lighter beer or beef broth 1 ½ cup

Instructions

  1. Unpack the corned beef brisket. Discard the spice packet if you chose to use the spices above.
  2. Rinse under cold water. Pat dry and place on a plate. Set aside.
  3. Place the chopped cabbage, sliced onion, quartered potatoes, and carrots in the slow cooker.
  4. Place the corned beef on top of the vegetables, fat side up.
  5. Sprinkle the peppercorn, onion powder, and celery seeds over the corned beef.
  6. Pour the beer into the slow cooker, over the meat and the vegetables.
  7. Cook on High for 6 hours or on Slow for 8 hours.
  • *NOTE* At 4 hours into the cook, open the slow cooker and pour the liquid back over the meat.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

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