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Easy Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner

This is a Gr8 way to have a corned beef dinner, just put it in the slow cooker and by evening have a delicious dinner!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time9 hrs
Total Time9 hrs 20 mins
Course: Beef, Dinner, Holiday Meal
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Corned Beef, Corned beef and cabbage, Easy Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner, St. Patrick's Day Dinner
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 1021kcal
Author: Anna

Special Equipment

  • 6-quart slow cooker


  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, cut half crosswise
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 5-6 red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 4-pound corned beef brisket, I like the flat-cut
  • 1 pint bottle of Guinness stout, or any stout
  • 1 Tablespoon corned beef spices or pickling spices, often the corned beef comes with a packet
  • 1 cup water + more as needed
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium head cabbage

For Serving:

  • Whole grain mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Horseradish


  • In the bottom of your large slow-cooker put the carrots, celery, onion, potatoes and bay leaf.
  • Rinse the corned beef and place it on top of the vegetables, fat side up.
  • Pour the bottle of stout over the mixture.
  • Mix the brown sugar and red pepper flakes into the 1 cup of water and add to the corned beef.  Then add the corned beef spices. 
  • Put in enough water to cover the vegetables by at least one inch. 
  • Cover the slow-cooker and turn to LOW.
  • Cook for 8 to 9 hours.
  • When the meat is tender, remove the meat and vegetables and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Cut the cabbage into 6 wedges and add to the liquid in the pot.
  • Turn the heat to HIGH and cook until cabbage is crisp/tender, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Slice the meat across the grain and serve with the vegetables, whole grain mustard, ketchup and horseradish.
  • You can also serve with the extra cooking liquid.



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Nutrition Information

Calories: 1021kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 4531mg | Potassium: 2577mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 8390IU | Vitamin C: 188mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 9mg
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