Friday, March 11, 2016

CrockPot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

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This has truly been one of the most fun food months I have had in a while.  As I have mentioned previously, I'm following Paper & Glam's seasonal living list for March.  I have had a ball with it, and I will be sharing a little more of what I've been doing in a later post, but for today I wanted to tell you about the CrockPot Corned Beef and Cabbage I made. 

The finished crock pot corned beef and cabbage with the title above it.

To my knowledge I had never tried corned beef.  And even though I may come off as a fearless foodie, sometimes I'm a little skittish to try new things.  But, in the spirit of seasonal living, I dove right into the challenge.  I'm so happy I did because this CrockPot Corned Beef and Cabbage was delicious, not at all like I was expecting, and I can't wait to share the recipe with you.

Let's Get Started!

CrockPot Corned Beef and Cabbage:
*Prep Time: 5 minutes  *Cook Time: 8 hours  *Difficulty: Easy *Servings: 4-6


  • 1 3 lb. Corned Beef Brisket w/ seasoning packet
  • 1 lb. of Red or New Potatoes, whole   
  • 3 Carrots, cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic, whole
  • 1 tsp. Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • 3c  Beef Broth
  • 1 Head of Cabbage, sliced into ribbons
To begin you will need to make sure that you have a Crock Pot. I use the Crock Pot Cook N' Carry 6- quart Oval, Manual, Portable, slow cooker in stainless steel.  It's nothing fancy, but it get's the job done.  

The corned beef brisket in the crock pot.

Next place the brisket, fat side up, in the crock pot.

The corned beef seasoning packet being sprinkled all over the brisket in the crock pot.

then sprinkle the contents of the seasoning pack the came with the brisket over it.

The potatoes, carrots, and garlic being added to the crock pot.

Now add the carrots, potatoes, and garlic to the crock pot.

Bay leaves being added to the crock pot.

For the seasonings, add the bay leaves,

Salt being added to the crock pot.


Pepper being added to the crock pot.


Dried thyme being added to the crock pot.

And thyme.

The beef broth being added to the crock pot.

Once you have done all of that you can add the beef broth.
You can use water if you like, but the beef broth just really helped to enhance the flavor of the brisket.

The crock pot cooking the brisket on the counter

Place the lid on your crock pot and turn the heat to LOW.
Let the brisket and vegetables cook for 8 hours.

Cabbage being added to the crock pot.

After the vegetable and brisket have cooked for 7 hours, remove the lid and add the sliced cabbage to the crock pot.  I simply placed my on top.

A crockpot on the counter.

Return the lid to the crock pot, turn the temperature to HIGH, and let cook for 1 Hour.  

The finished Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe on a white plate with a fork.

And there you have it!  I delicious Irish meal done completely in one pot!  It was truly one of the most succulent things I have put in my mouth and the cabbage was cooked perfectly.  I thought it would salty and bitter, but that couldn't have been further from the truth.  It was rich and tangy.  Not salty at all really.  I know that you are going to love this recipe, and what a fun way to celebrate the season with your family and friends!  So get in the kitchen and give this Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage a try TONIGHT!  And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~


  1. Thank you so much for this crockpot recipe! My Mom made corned beef every St. Patrick's Day and called it "New England Boiled Supper". I'm so glad I can try a crockpot version, because it makes it so much easier to make this delicious meal and not have to worry about it on the stovetop! This is how I'll be doing my dinner on the 17th!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    1. You are most welcome Rose! I have become a little addicted to my crock pot and have been cooking EVERYTHING in it! *lol* It makes life so much easier. I love the memory of your mom! Food is such a powerful thing in our lives. Not just by eating it, but smells and memories. It's beautiful! Thanks so much for reading!

  2. I have all the ingredients on hand, so I'll be making this recipe this week! Thanks for all you do! I know you work hard for all the info you give us!

  3. Awwww...thank you so much! I can't wait to here what you think Lynne!