Mar 15, 2012

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage



St Patrick's day is a few days away, and I'm sure many of you will be enjoying this classic Irish-American dish! I used frozen pearl onions and I used parsnips instead of potatoes to make this easy pea-sy and the results were great!


Making it in the crock pot is the perfect solution for a busy schedule. Trim all the fat off to keep it lean. I purchased a 2 1/2 lb piece or corned beef brisket, after I trimmed all the fat off it was 2 lbs. Once cooked it shrunk to 18 oz. 

This was my second attempt at this dish in the slow cooker, my first version I put everything in the pot and turned it on. This resulted in overcooked cabbage that turned to mush. Second time around I added the cabbage at the end and it was perfect! I like to serve this with a side if Cauliflower Mash or Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and a little mustard or horseradish cream on the side. How do you enjoy your corned beef?


Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 6 • Size: 3 oz brisket + veggies • Old Points: 6 pt • Points+: 8 pt
Calories: 294.5 • Fat: 16.7 g • Protein: 18.3 g • Carb: 19 g • Fiber: 5.5 g • Sugar: 3.1 g
Sodium: 960 mg (this will vary by brand and package of brisket)
 



Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs lean corned beef brisket, all fat trimmed off
  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 small head cabbage, cut into 6 wedges
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/8 tsp whole peppercorns

Directions:


In a 5-6 qt crock pot, place brisket, carrots, parsnips, pearl onions, parsley, bay leaves, peppercorns and 3 cups of water. Cover and cook on high 4 hours.

Add cabbage, cook on high 1 hour 20 minutes more. Remove meat, slice and serve with Cauliflower Puree or Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes. Enjoy!

66 comments :

  1. I LOVE horseradish with corned beef or any beef really! Especially mixing horseradish with sour cream. Yum!

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    1. Try using yellow mustard, horseradish and your favorite mayo or mayo-style dressing all mixed up. It's great with corned beef. It stands up well to the strong flavors. Yum!

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  2. This looks fantastic!! Perfect for the holiday :D

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  3. Crock pot corned beef is THE best!

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  4. Never had corned beef, but this sounds interesting. Could you use another type of meat, like a pot roast?

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    1. try the corned beef first..... u wont want to substitute.

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    2. My husband likes ham and cabbage with potatoes. Add onions and ham stock base with 4-6 cups of water.

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  5. Gina, I bought a corned beef brisket hoping you'd post a slow cooker recipe this week and you completely read my mind!

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  7. Did you use the seasoning packet? I never can decide if I want to use it or not.

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    1. I would if it comes with it.

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    2. If you choose not to use it, it still tastes fantastic. My husband does not like the big pepper corns in the seasoning packets so I always leave it out and it still comes out delicious every time.

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    3. Put it in a piece of cheesecloth or a loose leaf teaball, that way you get the flavor without the pieces floating about.

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  8. Thanks for posting this just in time! I bought my corned beef brisket last week on sale but have always cooked it on the stove top. Putting it in the crock to will allow me to feel safer about having it cook all day while I'm out- and I was wondering about the timing on the veggies. Hope my family enjoys it- I'm sure I will!

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  9. I've never cooked corned beef - always left this to my Nana (no longer with us) or my mom... now I have a recipe that seems pretty easy - thanks!

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  10. You forgot about adding the bottle of Guiness

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    1. Oh boy, yes that would add some points!

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    2. I always add the Guiness to mine, its great

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    3. Yes, you need to cook it in beer instead of water. Adds a nice flavor. I use Coors or Bud Light. Some people cook it in apple juice. I've never that before though.

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  11. I love this time of year. I bought everything to make this tomorrow. I can't wait to smell these smells and then make hash out of the leftovers. Yum!

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  12. I am cooking this for the first time also... Looking forward to an evening of Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner after the parade. Thanks in advance for the help...I would not have tried this without your help !!! (And the Guiness??? think i'll drink one and wish it was in there .. ha)... Happpy St. Patricks Day to ya !!!! Dave

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  13. Looks wonderful! Had corned beef and cabbage the first time this week and I love it!!

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  14. If I wanted to cut this in half, would I have to do anything special besides halving all the ingredients? Would I still want to use 2 bay leaves, 1/8 peppercorn, parsley, etc? Sorry, new 'chef' over here :-)

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    1. To cut a recipie in half you would just half all of the ingredients. :)

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  15. I really like mine with potatoes. Would I put them in at the beginning or put them in with the cabbage?

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    1. I was wondering the same thing! (we got red potatoes)

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  16. The corned beef I have is about 4 pounds- how long would you recommend cooking that for? Should I put it on high, or low?

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    1. I have the same question. 4lb corned beef, the package says low for 10-12 hours. would you add in all the veges except cabbage for the whole 10-12 hours? or would you just go with the high setting? How long do you recommend for high for the 4lbs?

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    2. I just did this recipe with a 4lb corned beef and cooked it for 6 hours in the crock pot on high and it came out amazing!

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  17. When I was working I would cook my corned beef in the crock pot, then when I got home transfer the juices to the stove top and cook my veggies. I always use red potatos in mine also.

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  18. I've always found corned beef and cabbage to turn out even better in the pressure cooker. Always cook the beef most of the way first, then add the veggies so the cabbage doesn't get overcooked. I find the pressure cooker helps keep the cabbage from getting overcooked, and locks in much more flavor and moisture (not to mention nutrients). Plus, the pressure cooker also greatly cuts down on the cooking time. (It usually only takes me an hour to an hour-and-a-half total with bringing up the pressure, cooling, and everything.)

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    1. LOVE LOVE LOVE using a pressure cooker!! Not too many people use them - they are afraid. I always remembered my grandmother using it which is why I bought one and it makes cooking easier and super quick. Love making chicken in it as well. For all the newbies trying to use a pressure cooker...read the instructions and make sure all the steam is out before opening. Cook Safe! :)

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  19. I use big red potatoes instead of parsnips. cut them in half and add to the crockpot just like the parsnips. They turn out perfectly tender and lots of flavor. I also cheat and use the pre-marinated corned beef. Love this recipe!!

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  20. I'll be doing mine in the crockpot w/ potatoes, carrots & onions, and my friends roasted cabbage recipe (w/ balsamic rather than the soy sauce she uses). And I'll have to try Linda A's mustard/horseradish/mayo sauce!

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    1. yum...I'm going to have to try roasted cabbage with balsamic now...sounds awesome! Ani

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  21. I want to cook the corned beef on low, wont be home in four hours,how long should it cook?

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  22. Do you add any fluid to the crock pot.

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    1. Look in the recipe again. She says to add 3 cups of water :)

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  23. I boiled mine for 2 hours, then I poured all the juice and the corned beef in the crock pot sprinkled the seasoning packet on top - put in on low - it cooked for 16 hours - this was the best corned beef any of us had ever had very tender and juicy.

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  24. Have this cooking in my crock pot now. The kitchen smells really good! Can't wait til supper time. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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  25. Holy parsnips! Never had them before and boy! Were they tasty! We used the seasoning packet that was packaged with our corned beef...it was absolutely delicious! Because I'm not counting points right now, I left the fat on and trimmed it just before adding the cabbage. It was to die for! What a wonderful addition to our St. Patrick's Day recipe arsenal, thank you!!

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  26. What an amazing taste!!!! This is a new favourite in our house. Won't even wait 'til next St. Paddy's day to try it again. My husband prepared it & found it was so easy to make. thanks from Kelowna B.C. Canada

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  27. Hi Gina! I made your Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage with Horseradish Cream and your Low Fat Irish Soda bread for St. Patrick's Day. I was a little nervous doing healthy versions of my favorites, but everything was GREAT! Honestly, the soda bread is better than my original recipe! The whole family loved it and never would have guessed it was all healthy alternatives! Thanks a million!

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  28. This was so good! I made it for a group who were a bit weary but everyone loved it!! Instead of potatoes I used Great Northern Beans (trying to get extra protein), added mushrooms and some hot sauce on top. I will add this to my soup recipes for all year round, not just St Patty's Day. Thanks for the great posts. Everything I have tried has been wonderful!

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  29. Jenny McCall3/18/12, 6:03 PM

    My Comment was for the wrong recipe, oops! If you liked this recipe, try Gina's Corn Beef and Cabbage soup. That was what I made (and commented on) and loved!!

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  30. I bought corned beef at Trader Joe's that came in seasoned sauce - would you still add the seasonings mentioned in your recipe or just use the marinade sauce and water?

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  31. what can I say Gina, you are amazing !! We had a St Patrick's celebration. I made corned beef in the crock pot , Irish oatmeal soup, Irish soda bread muffins and the chocolate stout cupcakes , it all allowed me to stay on the ww points plan and feel like I was indulging . One word delicious !!!!!
    I have made so many of your recipes I started a recipe box and I have never been disappointed in a single recipe. Thank you so much for making my life so easy with your awesome recipes , keep them coming !!!1

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  32. made this yesterday with potatoes instead of parsnips and 1 quartered onion instead of pearl onions. turned out tasty, its the first corned beef and cabbage ive ever even tasted so not sure im the best judge but i liked it. only thing i didnt care for was the cabbage, too plain. i think i wouldve much preferred to make your shredded sauteed brussel sprouts as a side to the corn beef. next year for sure!

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  33. This looks mouthwatering, Gina. Such a lovely Irish classic. Great recipe!

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  34. Thank you. This came out great and it was so easy to do. Appreciate your site. I've tried alot of your receipes and have not found one that I didn't like. Really appreciate the gluten free section.

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  35. I just made this for dinner last night. I cooked it on low all day and added the cabbage the last 2 hours. We loved it! I have never had parsnips before and I must say they were delicious. Thanks Gina, down 15 pounds so far this year!

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  36. Gina - My son is a Flight Medic in Iraq. Today was his last day home before he ships back out. I made him the St. Patrick's Day dinner he missed back in March. We had your crock pot corned beef and cabbage w/horseradish sauce, Irish Oatmeal Soup (AWESOME), Irish Soda Bread (Wonderful - I added caraway seeds, as this is how I've always made it) and your Chocolate Stout cupcakes with Bailey's icing. He and my husband could not get enough!! I am currently on Jenny Craig and have 10 more pounds to lose. Once I am off this program, I am going to make this meal for me! :) Thank you for all the great recipes.

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  37. I love corn beef in the crock pot, in fact, I cook it NO OTHER WAY but I don't typically dilute it with water as it will make it's own juice. Of course, not enough juice to cook cabbage, so I understand why the water is necessary in this recipe. I just thought it was important to note that if you are use to cooking corn beef in the crock pot alone, then you may find the corn beef less favorable when it's boiled in water. For Health Purposes I feel SURE this is much better for you and please know that the beef is STILL DELICIOUS. The corn-beef flavor is just toned down a lot. I had never had parsnips so that was another treat the recipe supplied. :)

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  38. I purchased the low sodium flat cut brisket. LS = 750mg sodium per 3oz. Pretty big difference. Looking forward to making this minus the pearl onions. :) I will be making mine with cabbage and carrots and then making red potatoes on the side for the hubby as he does not like cabbage.

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  39. Made this tonight for dinner. It was wonderful!

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  40. I use low sodium chicken stock or low sodium vegetable stock with red potatoes cut in half cabbage carrots and onions and I came out so tender and delicious!
    Happy St Patrick's Day everyone!

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  41. I made last night finally...It taste wonderful...However, I will cook for 1 hour less next time. Thank you always for these great recipes...I am cooking some cloud cookies now.

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  42. This looks fantastic! But, since I work all day, I won't be able to cook on high for 4 hours. Is low for 8-10 hours the same thing??

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  43. We love corned beef & cook it quite often. But I boil it in the biggest pot I have mainly because I buy the biggest cut I can find, but also because I'm afraid that it will be too salty cooked in a crock pot. There's so little water to draw out the salt. For those who have never cooked a corn beef dinner - DO IT!! It's truly the easiest meal in the history of cooking.

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  44. Made this tonight! It was SO good, and my kids loved it- score!!! Thanks :)

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  45. Had this for dinner last night and it was wonderful. I didn't have pearl onions so I just quarted a yellow onion instead. I am looking forward to lunch today because I had enough for leftovers.

    Jessica Francis: low for 8-10 is the same thing as high for 4-5 hours.

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  46. Made this yesterday for our St. Patrick's dinner. Everyone loved it. Cabbage was exceptionally tender and juicy.

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  47. I made this for the first time last night. I made it exactly per the recipe, and it was FANTASTIC!

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  48. Is the 3 oz. serving of corned beef weighed after cooking or before?

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  49. I believe she means 3 oz after cooking, because she says she ended up with 18 oz of corned beef after cooking, and the recipe makes 6 (3-oz) servings.

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