Rating: 4.42 stars
171 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 110
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 7

A slow cooker recipe for some traditional-style Irish corned beef and cabbage that smells as good as it tastes. Sweet potatoes are added for those whose diet prefers them.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour 1 bottle Irish stout beer into a slow cooker.

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  • Rinse corned beef brisket and pat dry. Rub with brown sugar, including the bottom, and gently place brisket into the slow cooker with the stout beer.

  • Arrange sweet potatoes, cabbage, onion, carrots, and red potatoes on and around the brisket in the slow cooker.

  • Pour remaining 1/2 bottle Irish stout beer on and around brisket and vegetables to moisten the brown sugar. Cover the cooker and cook on Low until corned beef is tender, 6 to 8 hours. Allow brisket to stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Tips

Cook's note:

Discard corned beef brisket spice packet or save for another use.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 12.3g; carbohydrates 39.1g; fat 9.9g; cholesterol 49.7mg; sodium 638.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2012
I love using my crock pot and this recipe was perfect! I love this recipe made it for my family and they ate it up!!!! I will definitely make it again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2012
I think the beer adds too much of a bitter flavor to the meal, but I look forward to a week of corned beef sandwiches. Read More
(10)
171 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 110
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2012
I love using my crock pot and this recipe was perfect! I love this recipe made it for my family and they ate it up!!!! I will definitely make it again! Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2015
Pressed for time this St. Patrick's day, I wanted to utilize the slow cooker. I used one 12 oz. Deadeye Stout by Triton Brewing Co. and didn't measure the brown sugar. I just patted the meat dry and added the sugar. I probably only used 3/4 cup total. We really liked the taste of this meat, and 8 hours was perfect for the meat, but too long for the vegetables. I was worried the beer would make the dinner bitter, but it wasn't, at all. A nice meal that I would make again, only adding the vegetables about 1 - 1 1/2 hours after starting the meat. Thank you, COUNTRYRAY, for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2012
i liked it alot but i thought it was a little bitter. just could be the taste buds though because my boyfriend loved it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2015
I loved this! I thought the combination of the brown sugar and beer was a perfect blend of bitter and sweet and the meat was fall-apart tender and moist. Even my husband, who is not generally a fan of corned beef, loved it. The only change I made was to mix the spice packet (included with the corned beef I bought) in with the brown sugar before rubbing it on the beef. This will definitely be my go-to corned beef recipe from now on. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2013
This was great! I made this corned beef (minus the veggies) to use in a recipe for mini reubens found on this website. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2016
Yes, will definitely make this again! Everyone loved it. Changes: I ony put in a few potatoes in the crock pot for flavoring, but I don't like my potatoes or cabbage soggy so I steamed my cabbage separately and roasted my potatoes Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2012
I think the beer adds too much of a bitter flavor to the meal, but I look forward to a week of corned beef sandwiches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2017
This is my family's favorite St. Patrick's day dinner Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2018
I've made this for years; my family loves it and would disown me if I didn't have it for St Patrick's Day dinner! If you find Guinness to be a bit too bitter, I suggest using a red or amber Irish beer like Killians. Read More
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