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Corned Beef Dinner

This flavorful meal is a must for St. Patrick's Day, but great anytime of the year. While it usually cooks on the stovetop, a slow cooker makes it even easier. The recipe serves four nicely with enough leftover meat for Reuben sandwiches or other dishes. —Michelle Rhodes, Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4 to 5 medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 cups fresh baby carrots, halved lengthwise
  • 3 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 corned beef brisket with spice packet (3-1/2 pounds)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds


  • Place the potatoes, carrots and cabbage in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut brisket in half; place over vegetables. Add the water, caraway seeds and contents of spice packet. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until the meat and vegetables are tender.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving equals 457 calories, 30 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 107 mg cholesterol, 2,452 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.

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  • Lkemeralds
    Mar 16, 2018

    I first made this recipe in 2003 when the Quick Cooking Magazine came out. I have kept the magazine in a kitchen drawer because my husband is Irish and says this is the best he has ever eaten. The only thing I do different is he likes for me to put half potatoes and half turnips. Tomorrow will be my 15th year of making this recipe. I do cook for at least 10 hours though. The meat is sometimes not tender if I cook less.

  • dzz1qy
    Mar 15, 2015

    Good and I cooked it for 10 hours. will make again.

  • newrecipejunkie
    May 19, 2014

    I had such high hopes for this recipe, especially considering all the good reviews. I don't know what happened but my meal did not turn out well. I followed the directions but the meat was as tough as shoe leather and the potatoes were not done. I plan on baking the meat and potatoes in the oven on low heat for a while to see if that will improve the tenderness. The next time I have a craving for a corned beef dinner, I will go out.

  • TNbluffbaker
    Sep 21, 2013

    This was good and easy to make, but I thought it was too salty.

  • dihiggins
    Apr 2, 2013

    A great St. Patty's day dinner! I added some Chicken broth and a light ale! It was delicious!Diane HigginsTampa, FL

  • JanisH.
    Mar 21, 2013

    I followed the recipe exactly, except I had a 2 1/2 lb. corned beef and used a 4.5 quart Crockpot. After six hours, everything was cooked perfectly, but it all tasted like corned beef (too salty). Next year, I might do the corned beef this way, but cook the vegetables separately, which is unfortunately more work, but it may be worth it.

  • danielleylee
    Mar 19, 2013

    I made this for st patty's day and everyone loved this recipe. It was so easy! I did cook it on low for 10 hours. It goes perfect with homemade rye bread.

  • pattysplace
    Mar 19, 2013

    Where are the spices, the packet that comes with it is not enough. This will be very bland as is. Crock pot is a good idea for most but not for corned beef.

  • CountryGurl01
    Mar 18, 2013

    Perfect...very happy with it!

  • br2ccc
    Mar 18, 2013

    I found the cabbage to mushy. Either my Crock Pot was to crowded or my C Beef may of had to much marbling, but it shredded on me. I prefer slicing it.