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


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

5 ounce-weight: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  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, 2015

"Very good"

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"very good"

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"I love corned beef and cabbage....could someone tell me which piece of corned beef I should buy to get the nice pieces as shown with this recipe? Connie 3-15-15"

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!"

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

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

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