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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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  • Servings: 6
Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Source: Everyday Food, March 2012


  • 2 celery stalks, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 3 carrots, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 small yellow onion, cut into 1-inch wedges (root end left intact)
  • 1/2 pound small potatoes, halved if large
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 1 corned beef brisket (about 3 pounds), plus pickling spice packet or 1 tablespoon pickling spice
  • 1/2 head Savoy cabbage, cut into 1 1/2-inch wedges
  • Grainy mustard, for serving


  1. In a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker, place celery, carrots, onion, potatoes, and thyme. Place corned beef, fat side up, on top of vegetables and sprinkle with pickling spice; add enough water to almost cover meat (4 to 6 cups). Cover and cook on high until corned beef is tender, 4 1/4 hours (or 8 1/2 hours on low). Arrange cabbage over corned beef, cover, and continue cooking until cabbage is tender, 45 minutes (or 1 1/2 hours on low). Thinly slice corned beef against the grain and serve with vegetables, cooking liquid, and grainy mustard.

Reviews (8)

  • Boneswife 18 Mar, 2014

    I think this recipe depends on the type of beef you use. I bought a high quality corned beef already marinating in the spices. Turned out awesome! I cooked my potatoes separate and did not add the cabbage. Also, so important to cut against the grain. I cooked mine only 6 hours on low.

  • JLo33 18 Mar, 2014

    The recipe was easy and it smelled great while it was cooking....and like the previous review, that's where my compliments stop. My mom usually makes our St. Patrick's day meal, but it was a busy day for us so I decided to try it & use this crock pot recipe so nobody had to be home standing over the stove or oven all day. This meal went on our plates then right in the trash! No flavor at all and I even added extra thyme and garlic salt. The meat was a little tough and just plain! Disappointed!

  • avmy 16 Mar, 2014

    Just made this. Great recipe. Beef was extremely tender. Vegetables had good flavor. Easy prep.

  • Sweekenn94 16 Mar, 2014

    This is my go to recipe for corned beef on St. Patrick's Day. It is my third year using it and the result is always the same...delicious!

  • Rhodewl 16 Mar, 2014

    I followed this recipe with the exception of adding some fresh garlic and cooked it in my crockpot for 8 hours on low. Our house smelled wonderful all day. That is where my complements stop! This was terrible, there was no flavor in this dish. In the 8 years that my husband and I have been together, this is the first dinner that went in the trash! I am extremely disappointed!!!

  • DOC-13 16 Feb, 2014

    It was very good considering three things. The corned beef didn't come with the spice packet. I used herbs, as specified in recipe, and added dill weed (good 4 your health). I didn't have celery on hand, so I substituted celery salt.
    (I forgot the water but, it made its own juices and it was tasty! A little salty but, edible). I will definitely have it for "Saint Patrick's Day" and add water next time. 2 important steps to do B-4 recipe. Please remind us to "wash hands" and "vegetables" .

  • Kathryn Womack 15 Mar, 2013

    OH MY I love this dish last year I made it for patties day and everyone loved it and it was so simple went online to find it again. A must for St. Patties day!!!!

  • Lynn Sterling 14 Mar, 2013


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