Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe
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Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

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"I first tried this fuss-free way to cook traditional corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day a few years ago. Now it's a regular in my menu planning. This is terrific with Dijon mustard and crusty bread."—Karen Waters, Laurel, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 4 large red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 corned beef brisket with spice packet (2-1/2 to 3 pounds), cut in half
  • 1 small head cabbage, cut into wedges


  1. Place the onion, potatoes and carrots in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the water, garlic, bay leaf, sugar, vinegar, pepper and contents of spice packet; pour over vegetables. Top with brisket and cabbage.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Corned Beef and Cabbage in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p35

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2016

"I didn't have any cabbage, just dumped in a one pound bag of baby carrots and peeled and chunked up some russets. I had the crockpot on low for several hours then switched to high to cut a couple hours of cooking time. Was super easy and tasty."

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2016

"This was good. It is salty though. I made it without the cider vinegar because I didn't have any. I followed the review suggestions and took some of the broth out of the crockpot and used that to boil the cabbage by its self. We really liked it that way."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"this is an excellent recipe for CB&C. Throw everything in a crock pot in the morning and enjoy a delicious meal in the evening. i only used 1/2 head of cabbage cut into 6 wedges since that was all that would fit in the crockpot."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

"This was amazing! I cooked it for 6 and 1/2 hours. Meat was very tender. This was the first time I ever cooked corned beef. Will do again."

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2015

"Easy and delicious. I added the cabbage about 30 minutes at the end of the cooking time. It turned out perfect."

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