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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Slow cooker corned beef and cabbage is an easy St. Patrick’s Day meal.  Filled with tender corned beef, cabbage and other delicious vegetables and spices, this simple recipe only takes minutes to prepare and your house will be filled with the delicious aroma all day.

While this recipe is perfect all year round, it is traditionally served in the spring around St. Patrick’s Day.  To make the meal even more festive, I love to serve it with a tasty Shamrock Float to drink and cups of Rainbow Jello for dessert.

a white bowl of Corned Beef and Cabbage that was made in a slow cooker. Also, in the bowl are slices of onions, potatoes and carrots with chopped parsley on top. A half a head of cabbage is in the background.

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Growing up my dad loved corned beef and cabbage so we had it for dinner quite frequently.  I remember my mom spending a lot of time in the kitchen every time she would make this, so I decided to try and simplify the recipe so it would be less of a hassle.

This delicious recipe still has all of the fabulous flavors and taste but can be thrown into the crock pot and left to cook while I go about my busy day.  In fact, the longer it cooks, the better it tastes! While most people think you can only enjoy this hearty dinner around St. Patrick’s Day, you should be more like my dad and enjoy it all year round!

What Is Corned Beef

Corned beef is traditionally made from the brisket cut of beef and cured in a brine solution and seasoning.  The term “corned” came about because large pieces of rock salt, or “corns” of salt, were used during the curing process.

Are Corned Beef and Pastrami the Same

While corned beef and pastrami both go through an initial curing process they are not exactly the same.  Corned beef is typically made from a brisket while pastrami is made from the beef plate.  Once the meat has cured, corned beef is usually boiled while pastrami is smoked and then additional seasoning is added.

looking down on a white bowl of crock pot Corned Beef and Cabbage that is mixed with carrots celery and potatoes. The bowl is sitting on top of a black and white striped napkin.

How To Make Corned Beef and Cabbage In A Slow Cooker

  1. Cut the corned beef into your desired size.  I cut them into bite sized chunks.
  2. Remove the the cabbage core and then cut into large chunks
  3. Chop the onions, celery and cube the potatoes
  4. Add the corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, celery, onion, carrots and into the crock pot.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and all of the spices.
  6. Pour the liquid over the meat and veggies, then cook on low for 7-8 hours
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley, and season with more salt and pepper, if desired.

Tips For Making Tender Corned Beef In The Crock Pot

  • The key to making tender corned beef is to cook it slowly for a long period of time.  I recommend cooking it for at least 7-8 hours but if you can leave it in there for 10 hours, the meat will be extra tender.
  • If you got a late start in the morning, you can also cook this recipe on high for 5-6 hours as well but I prefer to cook it nice and slow
  • Using either method, if the corned beef isn’t as tender as you would like, it just hasn’t cooked long enough
  • Use at least a 6 quart slow cooker because this recipe will easily fill it

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Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of corned beef
  • 5 potatoes
  • 2-3 stalks celery
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • ½ head cabbage
  • 4-5 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 seasoning packet that comes with the corned beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • parsley
  • salt
  • pepper

the ingredients to make corned beef and cabbage in the crock pot; potatoes, celery, cabbage, corned beef, spices and broth.

How To Store Corned Beef and Cabbage

This recipe can be kept in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days after you cook it.  If you don’t think you’ll eat it before then, you’ll want to put it in the freezer until you’re ready to use it.  You can keep it frozen for up to 3 months before you need to use it.  I’ll let the corned beef and cabbage defrost in the refrigerator the night before and then warm it back up in the crock pot.  Once the temperature reaches 165 degrees F, it’s ready to serve!

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew
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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Filled with tender corned beef, cabbage and other delicious vegetables and spices, this simple recipe only takes minutes to prepare and your house will be filled with the delicious aroma all day.
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot, slow cooker, st patrick
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 315 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs corned beef
  • 5 potatoes
  • 2-3 stalks celery
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • ½ head cabbage
  • 4-5 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 seasoning packet that comes with the corned beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut the beef into bite sized chunks
  2. Core and cut the cabbage into large pieces
  3. Cube the potatoes
  4. Chop and celery, onions
  5. Add the beef, potatoes, celery, onion, carrots and cabbage to the crock pot.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and all the spices.
  7. Pour the liquid over the meat and veggies
  8. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 5-6 hours
  9. Garnish with chopped parsley, and season with more salt and pepper, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew in the Crock Pot Recipe

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