Tender Corned Beef 'n' Cabbage Recipe
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Tender Corned Beef 'n' Cabbage Recipe

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I have some Irish ancestry, so I started a family tradition on St. Patrick's Day. I came up with my own recipe for the classic corned beef and cabbage. The meat is tender, and the apple juice gives it a mellow flavor.—Jo Ann Honey, Longmont, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 corned beef brisket with spice packet (2-1/2 to 3 pounds) , cut in half
  • 1 small head cabbage, cut into wedges

Directions

  1. Place the onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the apple juice, bay leaf and contents of spice packet; pour over onion. Top with brisket and cabbage. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Corned Beef 'N' Cabbage in Taste of Home February/March 2005, p20

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2012

I have never been a big fan of corned beef until I tried this recipe! This was the most tender and tasty corned beef I have ever had and I will be making it again BEFORE St. Patrick's Day!

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

Wonderful taste due to apple juice..husband was impressed!

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2010

I made this and took it to a St Patrick's day party. Other people brought their own corned beef n cabbage but everyone asked me how I made mine. It was great and very easy to make.

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

I used the apple juice and also apple cider. Enough to cover the corned bveef. It turned out wonderful. It was so tender it just about fell apart.

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

This recipe had good flavor but I would wait to add the cabbage next time until about an hour before serving. Cooking it all day in the slow cooker made it kind of mushy. I like mine cooked a little less. I also added peeled carrots and would add those later next time too.

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