Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
10 hrs 40 mins
8 servings


  • ½ pound baby carrots

  • ½ pound small yellow potatoes (such as Dutch Yellow® Pee Wee potatoes)

  • 1 sweet onion, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 4 cups water

  • 4 ¾ pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet

  • 3 tablespoons onion powder

  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 1 bottle Irish stout beer (such as Guinness®)

  • 1 medium head cabbage, quartered and leaves separated


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

  2. 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.

  3. Cook on Low for 10 hours.

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

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

  6. Slice corned beef and serve with cabbage mixture.


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

399 Calories
23g Fat
22g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 399
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 1386mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 45mg 223%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 516mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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