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Easy Slow Cooker Corned Beef Recipe

There won’t be any leftovers of this slow cooker corned beef on your St. Patrick’s Day festivities! In just a few hours, you’ll have the best corned beef recipe you’ve ever eaten.

slow cooker corned beef on a plate

Crock Pot Corned Beef

We all claim to have a little Irish in us, even if we don’t, because it’s cool.

Well, leave no doubt in your friends’ minds that you are Irish by whipping up the most amazing corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day.

How to make the best corned beef and cabbage

When I talk about Corned Beef and Cabbage with some of my friends, they either don’t know what it is, or they have a pre-conceived notion that it’s gross.

But we quickly can change their minds with this easy recipe, and leave them wanting more.

Which Corned Beef do you buy?

There are a few different cuts that you can purchase.

Two of them, corned beef flat and corned beef point, are cut from a brisket. The other is a corned beef round, which you will see much more frequently.

I prefer the corned beef flat if I can find them simply because they slice so well when they’re done. Having said that, any corned beef you cook, will be amazing.

How do you cook corned beef?

There are several ways you can cook corned beef. My dad used to boil it all day at a slow boil while we were at church and it came out perfect every single time.

I still have not mastered this technique, but I’m trying.

The other two techniques that I know well are either slow cooking in your crock pot or smoking.

The crock pot method is a piece of cake and will yield amazing results each and every time. Smoked offers an even more delicious flavor

corned beef in a pan

What should I serve with corned beef?

Vegetables make a fantastic pairing with corned beef. You can serve corned beef with peas, brussel sprouts, green bean salad, mashed potatoes, or corn.

cutting corned beef


  • Corned Beef Flat, Point or Round (Flat is best)
  • 2 Cups Beef Stock or Broth
  • 4 Large Carrots
  • 4 Large Potatoes
  • 1 Large Cabbage


Slow Cooker


1. Remove corned beef from packet and rinse
2. Place corned beef flat side up and sprinkle packet on top
3. Add 1-2 cups water or beef stock
4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours
5. Remove and let rest for 10-15 minutes
6. Add stock and drippings to more stock in stock pot
7. Boil carrots for 5 minutes, add potatoes then add cabbage for 5 minutes
8. Slice against the grain
9. Enjoy!

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How healthy is corned beef and cabbage?

Corned beef is a good source of iron. There are also high levels of vitamin C that will allow your body to absorb more of the iron from the meat. Iron helps in the make up of red blood cells, which helps carry oxygen throughout your body.

So, I’d say it definitely has health benefits.

Where does corned beef and cabbage come from?

Corned beef and cabbage is a popular dish served in England and Ireland. The British coined the term “corned beef”, but after the Cattle Acts, salt was the main reason Ireland claims the dish as their own.

Other Recipes to Try

Corned Beef and Cabbage isn’t the most popular dish here in the United States. But with some good seasoning and the right amount of time, you’ll leave your friends and family wanting more of this mouth-watering meat.

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