Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Since tomorrow is St Patrick's Day, I'm sure many of you will be enjoying the classic Irish-American dish, corned beef and cabbage, which I am sharing from the archives! This is what we'll be eating for dinner tomorrow and I can't wait! I used frozen pearl onions and I used parsnips instead of potatoes to make this easy peasy and the results were great!

I’m sure many of you will be enjoying the classic Irish-American dish, corned beef and cabbage, which I am sharing from the archives! So easy to make in the slow cooker, I used frozen pearl onions and parsnips instead of potatoes to make this easy-peasy!

I’m away in California this week shooting my new cookbook! So I am sharing some recipes from the archives.

Making it in the slow cooker 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?

And since so many are asking, I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own two!

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Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Since tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day, I’m sure many of you will be enjoying the classic Irish-American dish, corned beef and cabbage, which I am sharing from the archives! This is what we’ll be eating for dinner tomorrow and I can’t wait! I used frozen pearl onions and I used parsnips instead of potatoes to make this easy peasy and the results were great!

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:

  1. In a 5-6 qt crock pot, place brisket, carrots, parsnips, pearl onions, parsley, bay leaves, peppercorns and 3 cups of water.
  2. Cover and cook on high 4 hours.
  3. Add cabbage, cook on high 1 hour 20 minutes more.
  4. Remove meat, slice and serve with Cauliflower Puree or Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 3 oz brisket & veggies

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 8
  • Points +: 8
  • Calories: 294.5 calories
  • Total Fat: 16.5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 960mg
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 18g
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