Just like yo' Irish mama used to make, and the brisket will melt in your mouth. Get a center cut of meat, not the 'point.' Super-tender and slices really nicely, just like butter. What little was leftover was made into a great hash the following morning.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 hrs 30 mins
total:
10 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread baby carrots, potatoes, and onion into the bottom of a slow cooker crock. Pour water over the vegetables.

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  • Season the lean side of the corned beef brisket with onion powder and garlic powder. Set seasoned brisket onto the vegetables with the fatty side facing upwards. Pour beer over the brisket. Sprinkle contents of the spice packet over the brisket.

  • Cook on Low for 10 hours.

  • Remove brisket to a cutting board. Stir cabbage into the liquid and vegetable mixture remaining in the slow cooker.

  • Cook cabbage on High until tender, 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Slice corned beef and serve with cabbage mixture.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

399 calories; protein 24.8g 50% DV; carbohydrates 21.9g 7% DV; fat 22.6g 35% DV; cholesterol 115.4mg 39% DV; sodium 1386.4mg 56% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2020
After reading the other reviews, I made a few small changes. Only used about three cups of water, which was just enough to cover the vegetables in the bottom of the crockpot. As for the onion and garlic powders, I dried the lean side of the brisket, and lightly sprinkled it with the garlic and onion powders. I’m sure I didn’t use near as much as the recipe calls for, but it was still very flavorful. The cabbage was maybe the best I’ve eaten, any other time I’ve cooked cabbage, I obviously over cooked it, the timing on cooking it here was about right. It was all very good!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2015
This wasn't too bad. I really like the corned beef, but the vegetables, especially the carrots and potatoes, had a really overpowering and bitter beer taste. I made the recipe exactly as written, except for cutting back on the garlic and onion powders per the other reviewer's recommendation (I used 1.5 tbsp of each). I'd say that 2 tbsp of each is probably sufficient. This recipe could also benefit from using more vegetables, as 1/2 lb of baby carrots and potatoes isn't very much. I'd recommend using only half the beer and sprinkling some of the spice packet into the liquid, not just on top of the beef. The meat was really tender though, and Im looking forward to eating it in a sandwich for lunch tomorrow. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2015
This wasn't too bad. I really like the corned beef, but the vegetables, especially the carrots and potatoes, had a really overpowering and bitter beer taste. I made the recipe exactly as written, except for cutting back on the garlic and onion powders per the other reviewer's recommendation (I used 1.5 tbsp of each). I'd say that 2 tbsp of each is probably sufficient. This recipe could also benefit from using more vegetables, as 1/2 lb of baby carrots and potatoes isn't very much. I'd recommend using only half the beer and sprinkling some of the spice packet into the liquid, not just on top of the beef. The meat was really tender though, and Im looking forward to eating it in a sandwich for lunch tomorrow. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2015
I did not change anything but should have....the amt of onion and garlic powders are way too much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2020
After reading the other reviews, I made a few small changes. Only used about three cups of water, which was just enough to cover the vegetables in the bottom of the crockpot. As for the onion and garlic powders, I dried the lean side of the brisket, and lightly sprinkled it with the garlic and onion powders. I’m sure I didn’t use near as much as the recipe calls for, but it was still very flavorful. The cabbage was maybe the best I’ve eaten, any other time I’ve cooked cabbage, I obviously over cooked it, the timing on cooking it here was about right. It was all very good!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2020
Made it without cabbage. Tender and so delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2020
One thing I recommend is to add 1 cup of single malt whiskey to the water before or after meat & cabbage. Fill crock pot with water. Let simmer 6-8 hours. SOOOO tender & delicious!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2020
It turned out better than I expected. Very flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2018
i was worried about the bitterness as per the other reviewer so i treated it with some lemon juice and a bit of sugar. i may have added it in a bit too late in the process to avoid bitter vegetables but it seemed evened out the flavor pretty well. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
03/20/2020
Way too long for carrots & potatoes! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2020
Needs more zip for our family tastes. Leftovers I will be adding Jack Daniel, balsamic vinegar, and just for me likely some hot sauce! Do admit the meat was very yummy... Read More