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Tender Corned Beef ‘n’ Cabbage

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


  • 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


  • 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.

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  • katlaydee3
    Mar 21, 2018

    This is the best corned beef and cabbage that I’ve ever tasted!

  • Sonya Barton
    Mar 17, 2018

    .F cjb

  • annie1992
    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
    Mar 18, 2015

    Very good

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Mar 17, 2015

    very good

  • Choc. lover
    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
    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
    Aug 2, 2011

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

  • jlove55806
    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
    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.