Corned Beef and Cabbage with no seasoning packet

Jane Whittaker Recipe

By Jane Whittaker janenov46

4 to 6
15 Min
6 Hr
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

I buy lots of meats at the whole sale house and for whatever reason the corned beef comes with no seasoning packet.
Most of my questions about the seasonings said to use pickling spice?
I make my own pickling spice and it has corriander, ginger, cloves, and cardomom in it, fine for pickles but for our tastes, not for corned beef and cabbage.
I came up with this combo, and it turned out really good.

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3 to 4 lb
corned beef
2 large
onions, quartered
6 to 8 medium
1 small
cabbage, quartered, leave core in
14.9 oz
guinnes beer
water to almost cover the beef
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
mustard seeds
2 Tbsp
2 medium
bay leaves
1 tsp
minced garlic
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper
salt and pepper to taste, use your judgement on this one
potatoes if desired, using whole baby potatoes works well here.

Directions Step-By-Step

Using a disposable liner in your slow cooker will make cleanup easier, not necessary, but Ii hate cleanups.
Put your carrots in the bottom of the slow cooker, and then the beef on top.
Tuck the onions in around the sides.
Pour the beer over all, then enough water to almost cover the beef.
Sprinkle the seasonings over all.
Reserve the potatoes and carrots for later.
Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. The last 1 1/2 hours add the potatoes and cabbage, this makes them so they are not overcooked.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Irish

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Dana Ramsey DRamsey
May 2, 2011
Yummy! Another Keeper that is for certain!
Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo
May 2, 2011
ooo jane this sounds so good! i love corned beef and cabbage and so do my kiddies! definitely gonna try this
Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
May 3, 2011
Looks and sounds good!!! YUM!
Robin DuPree robdupree
May 4, 2011
Yummy, Jane..That is a beautiful slice of meat.
Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen
May 4, 2011
So the corned beef is already made?
Linda Edwards-Jackson lindakayefrancis12
Jan 14, 2012
Thanks for your recipe. I appreciate knowing what spices you used, and the beer. I always cook corned beef in my pressure cooker. After the pressure drops, then I add my vegetables and cook 20 minutes longer. Generally the meat is more tender than when cooked in a regular pot.
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Jan 15, 2012
I have never done it in a pressure cooker, and just got one recently as a present,
Thanks for the tip on the veggies, I will definately be doing this in the pressure cooker next time I do it.
Juliann Esquivel Juliann
Mar 8, 2012
Hi Jane I went to the supermarket yesterday I am looking for a really big piece of corned beef to make for St. Patty's day. The had this really big piece of meat in a vacum packed plastic bag but it does not have the spice packet that normally comes with the corned beef when you buy the smaller packages of meat. I saw your recipe above and I am going to try your recipe. My question is the piece of meat is so big it will not fit in my slow cooker. Do you think I make corned beef and cabbage in the oven in my turkey roaster? The piece of meat is huge I want a really big piece because all of my family will be over to eat that day. I know whjat you are thinking Yes we are hispanic traditionaly Cuban and Mexican background but definetely good old American born and just love St. Patty's corned beef and cabbage. Thats what I love about our country a wonderful melting pot of rich traditional cultures, customs, and everyone embraces each others holidays and traditions. So with this all said what do you think? Will I still get a nice juicy corned beef and cabbage if I make it in the oven. Any other of you great cooks out there is you have tried corned beef and cabbage made in the oven please feel free to elaborate. I need everyone's input on this or else I will have to cut my big piece in half and maybe cook in two pots. Thanks and LOL
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Mar 8, 2012
Think you could cook it in the oven too slow and low. Maybe cover it tightly in foil, and keep an eye on the liquid level.
Juliann EVERYONE is Irish on St. Paddy's day :D
You are so right on the melting pot and the recipes here from all the different parts of the country and cultures...LOVE that. One of my all time fav's is Cuban mojo thanks to this club. What a beautiful thing to get authentic recipes from all over.
Brenda Downey BJD
Apr 3, 2012
Hi Jane! When you mentioned in your captions that you purchase all your meats from The Wholesale House, do you mean just any meat store that has good prices such as Sams Club or Costco, or is their a specific meat store called 'the meat store,' where you visit for good prices on meats? If their is a specific meat store, where is it located? I am very curious, since I love to stock up on good priced meats for my deep freezer also. Thank you!
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Apr 3, 2012
This was at BJ's in the Oakdale Plaza, and for some reason they don't have corned beef with a seasoning packet.
WE have changed that policy since we discovered Doris's. We still buy some meat at BJ's but most we get at Doris's now.
Doris's has a great price and a wonderful quality, best quality meats I have ever seen. You have to buy a larger package at Doris's, but price per unit is very good. We buy steaks, pork chops, chicken and on premeis made Italian sausage.
Thea wanted to check them out, but we never got over there.
Brenda Downey BJD
Apr 4, 2012
Thank you for the information regarding nice places for purchasing meats! I love learning things from others, such as nice places to shop at, etc. I will have to check out Doris's and will also check out BJ's...I love to find nice places to shop at where we can purchase great deals and bulks of meats for our deep freezer. Sorry to hear Thea could not check it out. Thank you again! :-)