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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.

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annie1992 User ID: 2246916 263478
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2017

"Connie, get the flat, not the point, and you'll get nicer slices, although this is about two years too late.

I like the apple juice flavor, and found that if I cook it on low for a couple of hours less, it slices better. If I cook the 8-10 hours, it falls apart, but it's still delicious."

abashu User ID: 6784654 223053
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

"Very good"

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 223025
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"very good"

Choc. lover User ID: 2183531 222893
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"

Niquita36969 User ID: 6475197 143887
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!"

scarletNC7 User ID: 6055532 57482
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

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

jlove55806 User ID: 4927151 60477
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."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 57480
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."

mwaxham User ID: 520647 129587
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."

munchydog User ID: 3269577 206856
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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