Slow-Cooked Corned Beef Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Corned Beef Recipe

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It’s not luck; it’s just an amazing Irish recipe. With this in the slow cooker by sunrise, you can bet to fill seats at the dinner table by sundown. —Heather Parraz, Rochester, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep 20 min. Cook: 9 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep 20 min. Cook: 9 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 corned beef briskets with spice packets (3 pounds each)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons whole peppercorns
  • 4 cups water

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked corned beef with 3/4 cup v: 557 calories, 31g fat (10g saturated fat), 156mg cholesterol, 1825mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 4g fiber), 32g protein


  1. In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the potatoes, carrots and onion. Add briskets (discard spice packets from corned beef or save for another use). Sprinkle the brown sugar, sugar, coriander and peppercorns over meat. Pour water over top.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 9-11 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove meat and vegetables to a serving platter. Thinly slice one brisket across the grain and serve with vegetables. Save the remaining brisket for Reuben Strata (recipe also in Recipe Finder) or save for another use. Yield: 6 servings plus leftovers.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Corned Beef in Simple & Delicious February/March 2012, p20

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2016

"Added more veggies, used 1 4 lb brisket. Cooked on low for 11 hrs and it was done to perfection! I did add the spice packet also."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"I cut this recipe's meat, potatoes, and liquid quantity in half but kept the other vegetables amount the same and added two sticks of celery. I also cut the seasonings and sugar in half but did included the spice pack that comes with the corned beef. We had family over and everyone loved it. I barely had any leftovers!"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"This recipe reminded me of the way my mom would make corned beef! Super easy to put together and the house smelled great all day. I followed other reviewers' and added the spice pack. The beef was excellent. A great combination of savory and not too sweet."

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"Thought this was easy and delicious! I added the carrots, potatoes, onions, brown sugar and water. I saved the packets and added them as well. The veggies were just perfect. I made Corned beef on rye bread (with mustard) sandwiches and had the veggies on the side. Thanks for sharing!!"

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"I used the spice package with the corned beef. Easy to make and delicious but needs a few more carrots"

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