This corned beef and cabbage recipe is quick and easy. A no-fuss meal, that's great for St. Patrick's Day or a weeknight family dinner.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place onion, potatoes, and carrots in a 5-quart slow cooker. Combine water, garlic, bay leaf, sugar, vinegar, and contents of spice packet in a small bowl; pour over vegetables. Top with brisket and cabbage.

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  • Cover and cook on Low until meat and vegetables are tender, 8 to 9 hours. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition Facts

647 calories; protein 38.8g 78% DV; carbohydrates 45.8g 15% DV; fat 34.3g 53% DV; cholesterol 122.7mg 41% DV; sodium 2852mg 114% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2012
This is the first corned beef and cabbage recipe I have ever made. It was so good that I have no need to ever try another. Besides the fact that it was very easy to make, it tastes amazing! My boyfriend says it is his new favorite dish. The only thing I would recommend is to trim the majority of fat off of the brisket because it tends to either stay on the meat, or melt off into your vegetables. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2013
The meat came out great but I was disappointed with the vegetables. I followed the recipe except I left out the potatoes and added more onion. The vegetables were really bland. I can't figure out where I went wrong. I did one hour on high and 6 hours on low. Next time I will put the meat on the bottom and add more seasoning. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2012
This is the first corned beef and cabbage recipe I have ever made. It was so good that I have no need to ever try another. Besides the fact that it was very easy to make, it tastes amazing! My boyfriend says it is his new favorite dish. The only thing I would recommend is to trim the majority of fat off of the brisket because it tends to either stay on the meat, or melt off into your vegetables. Read More
(227)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2012
Served this last night to husband and guests. Delicious! This will be my go-to recipe for corned beef! The only thing I will change is to steam the cabbage separately to retain the pretty green color, as putting it in the crock-pot made it an ugly brown (Tasty though!) Thank you for this wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2012
This was delicious by the recipe but I may tweak it a little bit for more carrots & potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2013
I have been getting recipes from this website for several years now. This the my first time that I'm rating a recipe. This recipe is FANTASTIC!! I used white potatoes (about 6) and about three handfuls of baby carrots. I cut my meat in half so it would better fit my crockpot and cut some of the fat off. I waited a couple of hours before I added half a large head of cabbage. The flavor was excellent. This recipe is definitely a keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2013
Easy to make and great flavor. Next time I will add the cabbage When is cooked half thru. The cabbage did not keep it's color. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2013
This was one of the best recipes I've ever tried for corned beef. I liked the little hint of sweetness. I added brown sugar instead of white. I think 1-2 cups of water would be sufficient. I did not add the cabbage. I roasted that separately with onions in the oven, just because I like that better. I'm quite sure this will be my "go-to" recipe from now on for St. Patrick's Day! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2012
I made this recipe as is and it was delicious. Definitely agree that maybe more potatoes and carrots. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2015
I made this, but with a slight alteration. I added two cups of water and 1 cup of dark ale beer. I substituted brown sugar for white sugar. I also put the brisket on top of the potatoes, carrots and onion and "then" poured the whisked liquid slowly over the brisket. I placed the cabbage wedges around the beef (careful not to submerge them)and overlapped where necessary and sprinkled the wedges with seasoned salt. I set the timer for 10 hours, and on the 9th hour, I slowly submerged the cabbage wedges into the liquid around the brisket. Everyone raved about it and asked for more! Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2013
Great!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2013
The meat came out great but I was disappointed with the vegetables. I followed the recipe except I left out the potatoes and added more onion. The vegetables were really bland. I can't figure out where I went wrong. I did one hour on high and 6 hours on low. Next time I will put the meat on the bottom and add more seasoning. Read More
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