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Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage


  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 4 large red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 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, potatoes and carrots in a 6- to 7-qt. slow cooker. Combine the water, garlic, bay leaf, sugar, vinegar, pepper and contents of spice packet; pour over vegetables. Top with brisket and cabbage.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 414 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 1191mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 6g fiber), 23g protein.


Average Rating:
  • danielleylee
    Mar 22, 2018

    I made this the other night and had some fantastic compliments! I added 2 teaspoons of coorainder seeds in addition as per another recipe’s suggestion. It goes great with homemade soda bread!

  • kmpatch
    Mar 19, 2018

    I cooked the corned beef and vegetables (except the cabbage) for only 7 hours, which was just right. I followed an earlier suggestion and kept the meat and vegs warm in a low oven while the cabbage cooked on the stove in the spiced cooking liquid from the crock pot. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. Four stars for the recipe as written, five with the shorter cooking time and stove-top cabbage modification.

  • backwoodscooker
    Mar 17, 2018

    So Yummy!!! Worth the tad bit of work to make it. Just make sure you have a sharp knife on hand to cut the beef in half. :D

    If your corned beef does not have a seasoning packet, put the juice from what it was packed in it.

    Some companys put the seasoning in packets, others just pack it in the seasoning to add more flavor to it. It took me a while to figure that out. Also I talked to someone in the business and they confirmed my thoughts.

    Hope this helps someone.

  • 2dogsrule2
    Dec 31, 1969

    The corned beef I bought didn't come with a spice packet. Does anyone know the actual spices that are in it so I can add them myself?

  • muffbear74
    Mar 17, 2017

    A nice wa y to prepare if you have a little time in the morning and not in the afternoon. Very tasty.

  • tsuop
    Mar 15, 2017

    I make this using all the same ingredients but cook it in the oven. I guess I 'm " old school " not growing up w/ a crock pot. Delicious!!

  • blonddee
    Mar 14, 2017

    I use a bottle of Kilt Lifter Beer as the liquid cooking meat on low for 7 hours. Remove meat from crockpot, wrap in aluminum foil and keep warm. Move cooking liquid to a large stock pot, add carrots and potatoes, bring to boil and cook until almost done. Add quartered cabbage and cook until soft but not mushy. I prefer to chop cabbage and cook in skillet with sliced onion and diced bacon until done. Slice meat and serve with cooked potatoes and carrots. Serve cabbage in separate dish.

  • sarah2830
    Nov 4, 2016

    This recipe was awful. It lacked flavor. The vegetables were mushy & the meat was dry and tough.

  • suekg
    Jun 12, 2016

    I didn't have any cabbage, just dumped in a one pound bag of baby carrots and peeled and chunked up some russets. I had the crockpot on low for several hours then switched to high to cut a couple hours of cooking time. Was super easy and tasty.

  • Wieners
    Apr 16, 2016

    This was good. It is salty though. I made it without the cider vinegar because I didn't have any. I followed the review suggestions and took some of the broth out of the crockpot and used that to boil the cabbage by its self. We really liked it that way.

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