Simple Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe For Slow Cooking

A traditional dish for St. Patrick's Day that's very tasty. The instructions are easy, but takes 8 hours it's being cooked in a slow cooker. Serve it with Irish soda bread and you'll have a fantastic St. Paddy's Day meal. With green beer, of course =)

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

  • 4 cups hot water
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 large onion, cut into quarters
  • 3 lbs corned beef brisket ( with spices)
  • 8 small white potatoes or 8 small yellow potatoes, scrubbed and cut into quarters
  • 1 head cabbage, cored and cut into 10 wedges ( about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 4 -5 carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces


Combine the water vinegar, sugar, pepper and onions, in a 6 qt crock pot and mix well.

Place corned beef and contents of spice packet in the mixture.

Scatter the potatoes over the top and along the sides.

Cover and cook on high heat setting 4 hours.

Remove the lid and scatter the cabbage wedges over the top.

Cover and continue cooking on high 3-4 hours longer, or until beef is tender.

To serve, carve the beef into slices against the grain and serve with the cabbage and potatoes, with some of the cooking liquid spooned on top of the beef to keep it moist.


For another St. Patrick's Day dish, see the recipe for Irish Soda Bread.