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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

(8 Votes)
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
7 Hr

We're never too short on time when we have a slow cooker to turn to in our kitchen. This version of our Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe literally cooks itself, and we come home to one of our favorite Irish dishes. This corned beef and cabbage recipe is a traditional favorite that's sure to act as a welcome reminder of home-cooked meals growing up. It'll keep you feeling comfy 'n' cozy no matter what time of year it is.

What You'll Need:
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1 (3- to 4-pound) corned beef brisket (seasoning packet included)
  • 1 green cabbage, cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
What To Do:
  1. Place carrots and potatoes in a 5-quart or larger slow cooker. Place corned beef on top and sprinkle with seasoning packet. Add apple juice, and water.
     
  2. Cover and cook on low setting 6 hours. Add cabbage and continue cooking another 1 to 2 hours, or until beef  and cabbage are tender. Remove beef, potatoes, and vegetables to a platter and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
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Would cider work instead of juice?

Hey there. Yes, apple cider will work instead of juice! :)

Was that a little long for the potatoes ???

No you cut them in large chunks they usually take 5-6 hrs to soften up

I have never EVER cooked my St Pats corned beef this way ... I am a bit scared to try it, but the easier, the better for me right now, especially dealing with pain!

Looks alot better than what I had today. Sounds even better! Check out how to cut the brisket so it isn't so tough here..... http://bit.ly/1a4rRlx

Do you have to use apple juice, because it is so sweet.

I PUT THE CORNED BEEF IN MY CROCKPOT LAST NIGHT, BUT LEFT OUT THE CABBAGE UNTIL THIS MORNING. IT TURNED OUT SO TENDER AND MOIST! I ALSO USED APPLE JUICE INSTEAD OF WATER. WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE CROCK POT MAKES! IT WAS THE BEST CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE, I HAVE EVER MADE! HAPPY SAINT PATRICKS DAY EVERYONE! :-)

Instead of apple juice I use a bottle of beer any kind will do. the favor is so good.

Can you use a corned been round instead of the brisket?

While a somewhat traditional cornbeef brisket is good, I prefer my Sweet & Sour Version. Sweet & Sour Corn Beef 2lb cornbeef brisket large onion

I'd like to see the whole recipe for the sweet & sour version!

Have tried, and love, this recipe! While there are many things one can do to make it their own, the one thing I believe EVERYone must consider is: Whenever a soup, stew, or slow cooker recipe like this one, calls for water, ALWAYS use broth instead. I used vegetable broth in this, and it turned out great. Thanx Mr. Food for all that you do! ;-)

I agree with always use broth in place of water. Gives a much better flavor!

Do you use vegetable broth instead of apple juice and water or just replace the water portion with the vegetable broth?

This is a simple recipe that is excellent. Nice use of the apple juice (some recipes use beer in that fashion and also come out tasty). You can obviously use more or less potatoes and carrots, per your individual choice. In addition to those vegetables, I also cut up and added a large stalk of celery and about 1/2 a huge sweet onion for additional flavor. It came out great.

Tried this past weekend. It was delicious! I cooked the brisket in the apple juice broth on Sat. I then let it sit overnight in refrigerator to let the grease solidify. On Sunday, I prepared the veggies, skimmed the grease out of crockpot. Put everything into crockpot and cooked until veggies were done. Looking forward to the leftovers tonight! I will be cooking brisket in the apple broth from now on. Until now, I have always cooked brisket in crockpot in beef broth with pureed onion and pureed bell pepper. That was tasty, but this recipe is very tasty without all the prep! :) This recipe is a keeper!

I have tried many recipes and this one was by far the best. My family, even the children, enjoyed this meal!

never made this before and did it for the frist time it was sooo gooooooooooooooooooooood melted right in your mounth and my kids never would touch cabbage they tryed and enjoyed it

I made this last year and it was by far the best slow cooker corned beef and cabbage I ever made. The secret is the apple juice! Thanks Mr Food.

I love corned beef and cabbage but whenever I make it it turns out way too salty. Any suggestions on how to make without all of the salt?

Take it out of the package sety the spice paket aside. Then Rinse the corned beef with cold water - twice ! Then cover with cold water and let it soak overnight. Next day drain, add fresh water and cook as you would normally. taaaa daaaa !

how do you make ham&cabbage? any ideas

My Mom always used smoked butt to make ham and cabbage and made it the same way as corned beef and cabbage.Slowly cook the ham for several hours with onions, a bay leaf and some Worcestershire sauce then add some potatoes and cabbage and cook another hour.

I have always used the pressure cooker for this particular meal and it always comes out great but using the slow cooker and apple juice sounds like a keeper, can't wait to try this week

I'm allergic to apples. Any suggestions on replacing the apple juice?

I have used chicken broth many times and enjoyed the flavor very much. I have never used apple juice but might try it now.

A bottle of Guinness or any dark beer and a can of beef broth makes a great corned beef in the slow cooker.

Great recipe - apple juice is the key. I add onions, a bag of frozen pearl onions or 1-2 quartered white onions, with the carrots & potatoes.

Me and my family have been big fans for years. Thank you for the recipe - I saw during St. Patrick's day but only just now getting around to. I never thought of using apple juice - maybe that's what was missing.

Love, Love, Love this recipe! I have been cooking corned beef for a while but this is the tastiest recipe I have used. One tip when buying corned beef by the Flat cut rather than the Point you'll pay a little more but less waste and more flavor! Excellent job, Mr. Food! Love watching you!

Although I had been cooking for over 50 years, I had never attempted to cook '' real '' corned beef and cabbage. I saw your show last week right before St. Patrick's day and decided ,' what the heck '. It was simple and everyone loved it. This is coming from a woman who use to cook cabbage and then put in a can of corned beef. It was a hit. thanks

mustn try

I tried this recipe and it is as easy as it sound. The corn beef came out so tender and juicy as well. I always buy the flat cut only since I was told that it is a much superior cut. Some might want to add salt and pepper to taste afterwards.

this sounds delicious. i am certainly going to slave and sweat over this!!! he-he-he! anyway< thanks Mr. Food. you rock!

what is the nutrition value on this recipe, like calories, sodium and protein.Thank you for your response back to me.

Dear Mr. Food, I love your recipes,especially the fast ,and easy ones,because I never have time to fuss to much in the kitchen. I love corn beef and cabbage and I can't wait to taste your recipe in my slow cooker!!!! Thanks MR. Food ,for making fast,easy,recipes that taste soooo good!!!! Margie Becker in Independence,Wi. margie64-22@hotmail.com

Thank you. I never had this I am going to the store now and buy the stuff and have it for thursday .

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