Corned Beef Dinner Recipe
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Corned Beef Dinner Recipe

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This flavorful meal is a must for St. Patrick's Day, but great anytime of the year. While it usually cooks on the stovetop, a slow cooker makes it even easier. The recipe serves four nicely with enough leftover meat for Reuben sandwiches or other dishes. —Michelle Rhodes, Fort Bliss, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 to 5 medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 cups fresh baby carrots, halved lengthwise
  • 3 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 corned beef brisket with spice packet (3-1/2 pounds)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds


  1. Place the potatoes, carrots and cabbage in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut brisket in half; place over vegetables. Add the water, caraway seeds and contents of spice packet. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until the meat and vegetables are tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Corned Beef Dinner in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p42

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Good and I cooked it for 10 hours. will make again."

Reviewed May. 19, 2014

"I had such high hopes for this recipe, especially considering all the good reviews. I don't know what happened but my meal did not turn out well. I followed the directions but the meat was as tough as shoe leather and the potatoes were not done. I plan on baking the meat and potatoes in the oven on low heat for a while to see if that will improve the tenderness. The next time I have a craving for a corned beef dinner, I will go out."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"This was good and easy to make, but I thought it was too salty."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"A great St. Patty's day dinner! I added some Chicken broth and a light ale! It was delicious!

Diane Higgins
Tampa, FL"

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"I followed the recipe exactly, except I had a 2 1/2 lb. corned beef and used a 4.5 quart Crockpot. After six hours, everything was cooked perfectly, but it all tasted like corned beef (too salty). Next year, I might do the corned beef this way, but cook the vegetables separately, which is unfortunately more work, but it may be worth it."

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