Cornbeef and Cabbage Sammie - the Best!

Dana Ramsey


Love my crockpot but especially love a good meal to come home to and this cornbeef was the best I have ever had I must say thanks to the help of my amazing husband. We created this recipe together. I took it a step further and turned it into an amazing sammie! This will take 10 hours on low in your crockpot but trust me it is so worth the wait! I stuck it on low in the morning before work and came home to a house that smelled so amazing!


★★★★★ 2 votes

6 to 8
25 Min
10 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 4 lb
  • 1 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    heaping of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp
    mustard seed
  • 2 tsp
    whole peppercorns (i used the gourmet blend)
  • 1 Tbsp
    thyme, dired
  • 1 Tbsp
    cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    fennel seed
  • 1
    12 oz. guiness or dark beer

  • 6 slice
    of crusty bread or you can use a crusty roll
  • 12 slice
    of swiss cheese
  • ·
    1/4 of a head of cabbage
  • ·
    creamy horseradish sauce or your favorite

How to Make Cornbeef and Cabbage Sammie - the Best!


  1. Rub the brown sugar all over the cornbeef place in a large bowl, then add the other ingredients in the order listed. Flip the cornbeef around a few times. Cover bowl and place in frig for 24 hours to marinate. (We did ours in the morning)
  2. Next day place the cornbeef and the marinate in a crockpot, turn on low and cook for 10 hours.
  3. I decided to make a cornbeef and cabbage sammie with the french bread I made the previous day in my bread machine. I took about a quarter of a small head of cabbage and cut it into thick strips, to similate lettuce, I then placed it in a nonstick fry pan with a little olive oil and garlic powder and a few turns of crushed pepper in my pepper mill, stir fried it for a few minutes and removed from heat. Do not over cook as you want some crunch to it.
  4. I sliced my bread a little thick, placed a layer of cabbage, then cornbeef, and topped with 2 slices of swiss cheese, place the bottom and upper half of my sandwich on a cookie sheet and placed it in a preheated oven at 375° until the cheese was melted. Topped with some horseradish sauce or your favorite topping. Yummy and very very filling.
  5. If you did not want to make a sammie you could simply add this to some cooked cabbage.

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About Cornbeef and Cabbage Sammie - the Best!

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

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