Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Saint Patrick’s day is nearly here.  That means corned beef and cabbage is on our menu.  I know it’s not traditional Irish fare, but it’s an American tradition.  Do you know what’s better than corned beef and cabbage?  Corned beef and cabbage cooked in the slow cooker.  It’s simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.  Because corned beef brisket is a tougher cut of meat, it lends itself well to preparation in the slow cooker.  Did I mention that it’s delicious?Slow Cooker Corned Beef and CabbageFirst, the corned beef beef is placed in the slow cooker and almost completely covered with water.Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Place chunks of potatoes and carrots on top of the corned beef brisket, then place the lid on top and turn the slow cooker to low for 8 – 10  hours or high for 4 – 5 hours.Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

One to two hours before serving, place wedges of cabbage on top of food in slow cooker.  One hour gave us crisp tender cabbage.  If you like your cabbage more tender, allow it to steam longer.  Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Remove vegetables from slow cooker and place on a serving plate.  Season, to taste, with salt, pepper, and butter.       Thinly slice the corned beef and serve it alongside the vegetables and enjoy!Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
Recipe type: Slow Cooker
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Serves: 10
This recipe requires a large slow cooker. Use at least a 6 quart slow cooker. An oval shaped cooker works best.
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (4 pound) corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
  • 6 russet potatoes, cut into 4 - 6 chunks
  • 7 carrots, cut into thirds
  • 1 head of cabbage, cut into wedges
  1. Place onion in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Place corned beef brisket, fat side up into the slow cooker on top of the onion.
  3. Add any liquid from the corned beef packaging into the slow cooker, too..
  4. Sprinkle seasoning packet on top of corned beef.
  5. Add water to slow cooker to nearly cover corned beef.
  6. Arrange potatoes on top of meat.
  7. Arrange carrots on top of potatoes.
  8. Place lid on slow cooker.
  9. Cook on High for 6  - 8  hours or Low for 10 - 12  hours.
  10. One to two hours before serving, place cabbage wedges on top of the contents of the slow cooker. (The slow cooker will be very full.)
  11. Replace lid and allow to cook until cabbage is desired tenderness. (1-2 hours)
  12. Remove vegetables from slow cooker and season with salt, pepper, and butter.
  13. Slice corned beef and serve with the seasoned vegetables.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437
% Daily Value
Total Fat 22.9g
Saturated Fat 9.8g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 113mg
Sodium 1654mg
Total Carbohydrates 29.8g
Dietary Fiber 6.2g
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 27.9g
Vitamin A 144%
Vitamin C 91%
Calcium 7%
Iron 60%

30 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

    1. I love my slow cooker, too. I am trying to create, or recreate, recipes that allow me to prepare a complete meal in the slow cooker, so when I come home from work, dinner can be ready with minimal effort.

  1. Your version looks wonderful. I grew up using apple cider (not spiced, nor vinegar) in place of water for my cooking liquid in corned beef. I don’t always do it, but it does add another dimension of flavor.

    1. Chava, that sounds like a delicious idea. I know that some people use beer for the cooking liquid, but we try to avoid most alcohol when cooking, but the apple cider sounds delicious. I will have to give that a try the next time I make this recipe.

  2. So traditional and festive! I love it! I’ll bookmark this recipe for next St. Patrick’s Day!

    1. I’m glad you like it, but corned beef doesn’t have to be relegated to St. Patrick’s Day. It’s delicious all year. It’s just cheaper in March. 😉

    1. Slow cookers are amazing, aren’t they? I love being able to put food in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to dinner that’s almost ready. Leftovers are great because you can use them to make Reuben sandwiches or even corned beef hash for breakfast

  3. I haven’t had corned beef in a dog’s age! My family usually has smoked shoulder in their boiled dinner. But I want to make your delicious recipe just to see if it tastes as delicious as it looks and as I remember! Whenever I have corned beef, I wonder to myself why I haven’t had it more often. I can’t wait to make your recipe.

    1. Elaine, I hope you make this recipe, and that it tastes as good as you remember. I usually make corned beef this time of year because the stores have it for such a good price.

    1. Analida, you definitely should give this a try. It’s so easy, and it’s tasty. I always save the cooking liquid to add to soup. It’s sooo good.

    1. I love this slow cooker version because I can throw everything into the slow cooker, do my Saturday errands, for today, and come home to find dinner is ready.

  4. The perfect St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Making the corned beef in the slow cooker ensures it’s as tender as possible. Great recipe!

  5. So simple…I love it! And I love that you made this in the slow cooker! I’ve never made corned beef before but with seeing this recipe it’s making me want to try it! Looks so hearty and comforting!!

  6. This looks so tender and delicious, I just want to reach in and grab some. Thanks for sharing.

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