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corned beef and cabbage (slow cooker)

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sandy Williams
Salt Lake City, UT

I love this time of year. I know it's time for corned beef and cabbage! Yummo. All you have to do is put it all on in the morning and it's ready for that St. Paddy's day dinner or party. Man, oh man, I love my Crock Pot!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Corned beef and cabbage isn't just for St. Patrick's Day. This slow cooker recipe is so easy you'll make it year-round. The dish has all the classic flavors you expect but the hardest part is peeling the potatoes. Fresh onion in the bottom permeates and gives a wonderful flavor to the meat. The corned beef is tender and melts in your mouth. Since the cabbage is on top and not completely submerged, it doesn't get soggy. This recipe is warm, comforting, and the easiest way to prepare corned beef and cabbage.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 6 hungry people
prep time 15 Min
cook time 9 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For corned beef and cabbage (slow cooker)

  • 1 md
    onion, cut into wedges
  • 4 md
    potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 lb
    baby carrots
  • 3 c
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 1/2 - 3 lb
    corned beef brisket with spice packet, cut in half
  • 1 sm
    cabbage, cut into wedges

How To Make corned beef and cabbage (slow cooker)

Test Kitchen Tips
Make sure to cut the potatoes into big chunks since they cook for so long. You don't want them to get mushy.
  • Onions, potato, and carrots in the slow cooker.
    Place the onion, potatoes, and carrots in a 5-quart slow cooker or Crock Pot.
  • Water, garlic, bay leaf, sugar, vinegar, pepper, and spice pack mixed together.
    Combine the water, garlic, bay leaf, sugar, vinegar, pepper, and contents of the spice pack; pour over the vegetables.
  • Brisket and cabbage added to the slow cooker.
    Top with the brisket and cabbage.
  • Corned beef cooking in the slow cooker.
    Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours. Remove the bay leaf before serving.