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Tender Corned Beef 'n' Cabbage Recipe

Tender Corned Beef 'n' Cabbage Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Reviews for Tender Corned Beef 'n' Cabbage

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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!"

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2009

"I missed St. Patrick's day so had to have this dish a little late, tried this recipe and was amazed how good it turned out for such an easy recipe. Thank you for this tasty recipe."

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