365 Days of Slow Cooking: Day 13: Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage
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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Day 13: Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage

6 to 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into thick (about 1/2-inch) slices
3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
1 corned beef brisket, about 3 pounds
1 cabbage, about 2 pounds
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups water

Lightly butter or spray a 5 to 6-quart crockpot; layer potato slices over bottom of pot with carrots. Place corned beef on vegetables. Slice cabbage into 8 wedges and arrange around meat. Sprinkle with the pepper and add water. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 7 to 8 hours, until meat and vegetables are tender. Remove meat to a platter; cover with foil and rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. Serves 8.

I'm not exactly sure why I had this corned beef brisket in my freezer, but it had been there a super long time. I figured cooking it in the crockpot would be a good thing to do. I put it in the slow cooker frozen solid on top of the potatoes and carrots. I cooked it on low for about 7 hours and it turned out wonderful! The picture doesn't looks good, but it was. I was very pleased with the result, as I typically don't choose this type of meal. The vegetables had wonderful flavor and the meat was very tender. I didn't have cabbage so I just left that part out. There was quite a bit of liquid in the bottom of the crockpot. Do you think that is because I left out the cabbage? Anyway, this was a great meal and I recommend it for St Patrick's Day next month. Sidenote: something I learned today is to NOT put carrot peelings in the garbage disposal. It got totally clogged up and I had to get under the sink and take everything apart and unclog it. So gross.


  1. I make corned beef & cabbage in the crock every year for St Pat's day. All I do is dump in the meat, then quarter the cabbage & red potatoes & throw them in too. Simple!

  2. I don't like the texture of the veggies after they've cooked all day like this. How much time do they need in the crockpot to be done, but more firm?

    1. Probably about 3 hours on low, Cathy!