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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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This easy Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage is so easy because of it practically cookies itself. A delicious corned beef served with carrots, onions, and cabbage.

Crockpot recipes are great for busy days or when you just want a little extra time for yourself. Be sure to see my time-saving tips following the recipe. 

Crockpot Corned Beef and cabbage


Hello Friends! I am sure it is a bit of a crazy week for you as it is for us, but we are trying to celebrate the good in every day and with St. Patrick’s day coming, this Crockpot Corned Beef recipe is an easy one to cook during the day.

This recipe is pretty economical to make as it just requires a few ingredients. I do highly recommend that when you cook this in your slow cooker, that you cook it on low, rather than high, for a perfect, succulent roast.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage


Ingredients for this recipe:

Corned Beef – of course, this is the main ingredient. Corned beef is relatively inexpensive and is made from brisket. Most corned beef comes with a seasoning packet. Be wary of this because corned beef already has extra salt in it and I prefer to only use 3/4 of the seasoning packet. 

Cabbage – I prefer using green cabbage, (also known as Cannonball cabbage), for this recipe. 

Beef Stock – I have found that using beef stock in this recipe makes for a delightful, rich beef flavor. 


Easy Corned Beef

What to serve with corned beef and cabbage

One of the nice things about this recipe is that the entire meal pretty much comes together in the slow cooker. I like to serve it with a nice biscuit or beer bread


For more great beef recipes ideas, check out:

  • Beef Stroganoff – Made easily in minutes, the rich beef flavor, hot pasta, and creamy goodness make for a wonderful and comforting meal in about 30 minutes.
  • Sloppy Joe Casserole – A classic recipe casserole style. Perfect for potlucks and parties too!
  • Irish Meat Pies – Delicious hand-held meat and potato pies that work for both dinner and an appetizer!
  • Cast Iron New York Steaks – Delicious grilled steaks made in a skillet on your stovetop.

How to make Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

This recipe is best made on the slowest setting for delicious corned beef. The corned beef is slow-cooked in broth for a few hours and vegetables are added later. The cabbage takes the least amount of time to cook, so it is added last. Note that this is meant to be made with a seasoning packet that comes with the corned beef, but if you don’t have one, just mix 1 teaspoon each of peppercorns, mustard seeds and 1/2 teaspoon of cloves together. 


How to make corned beef in slow cooker

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Dinner
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Cost 5


  • slow cooker


  • 1 3-4 lb corned beef brisket with seasonsing packet
  • 4 cups beef broth, low sodium preferred.
  • 1 cup carrots (chopped or baby)
  • 1 small onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups small red or white potatoes
  • 1 small cabbage


  • Grease the crockpot interior or use a liner.
  • Add corned beef and 3/4 of the seasoning packet.
  • Add 4 cups beef broth and cook on low heat.
  • At the 6 hour mark, add potatoes and carrots and cover
  • One hour before end of cook time, add onions and cabbage. Cover.
  • Let sit a few minuts before serving.

timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • Pre chop the onions, carrots, and cabbage ahead of time and keep in refrigerated until ready to use.
  • Use a crockpot liner for easy cleanup. I always use these to save time.
  • Use small potatoes to save time peeling and cutting.
  • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and serve on sandwiches the next day.

This easy Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Monday 23rd of March 2020

WOW - this looks amazing! We have a co-op that used to have plates or containers of it to go every year but they stopped doing that. So now Cassidy buys the beef himself and makes it in the slow cooker. I'm just happy that my first trimester smell aversions are ok with corned beef because it's delicious. He has to peel the potatoes because we all complain otherwise but yours look so good!