Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

32 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 97% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

The slow cooker is the perfect way to go for this traditional dish, since it must bubble away untended for hours, in any event. Be sure to serve with crusty bread, and Dijon mustard and horseradish on the side.

"I made this delicious slow-cooker corned beef and cabbage dish today, using this recipe with a little tweaking. I added some stalks of celery and button mushrooms to increase the veggie content and added a sliced apple to the mix to compliment the apple cider vinegar.

I set the slow cooker on low, instead of on high. It was more than done after 9 hours. I would be hesitant to cook the dish on high heat in the slow cooker using my cooker."


4 cups hot water
2 tbs cider vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 medium onions; cut into wedges
1 3-lb package corned beef round or brisket; with spices
8 small white or yellow potatoes; scrubbed and cut into quarters
1 head green cabbage; cored and cut into 10 wedges

Original recipe makes 6



In a 6-quart electric slow cooker, combine the water, vinegar, sugar, pepper and onions, mixing well. Place the corned beef in the mixture. Scatter the potatoes over the top and along the sides. Cover and cook on the High heat setting 4 hours. Remove the lid and scatter the cabbage wedges over the top. Cover and continue cooking on High 3 to 4 hours longer, or until the beef is tender. To serve, carve the beef into slices and serve with the cabbage and potatoes, with some of the cooking liquid spooned on top of the beef to keep it moist.

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It's not the prettiest dinner, but it is Delicious!

I don't have room for the cabbage, so I'll cook it separately. (Potatoes were too important to be skimpy with them!) You can always boil the cabbage in a pot on the stove. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Corned beef and Cabbage


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I made it today & both of us loved it. Had enough left over for another meal. I'll try re-heating it.
ann.jacky 1y ago

This corned beef was so tender and the flavor was wonderful! My corned beef did not have the spice pack so I added my own spices. Turned out great!
Duster77 1y ago

This was very, very good. My corned beef piece was 2 lbs, but I followed the recipe as written (and included the spice packet that came with the meat). I didn't cook the cabbage with it as my family won't eat cabbage. I just cooked it separately for myself.
Thekidsmom1224 1y ago

Easy and delicious!!!
tchildum 1y ago

I added two teaspoons apple cider vinegar and a 12 ounce bottle of Guinness with some whole cloves of garlic so tender and delicious and carrots and celery as well
sarina_giorgio 2y ago

Very nice. Made it true to the recipe and it turned out tender and tasty. Thanks.
AlpineYve 2y ago

jessicabejarano 2y ago

Added carrots... Would make again for sure. My boyfriend's mom loved it.   
ashley71587 2y ago

make this quite often. easiest and tastiest recipee i have found.
COcookmama 2y ago

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