Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

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While I have never thought about myself as Irish, I do have some Irish heritage. My maternal grandmother’s maiden name was Flannigan, so I assume that gives me some Irish blood. Even though, I have never claimed to be Irish,  I’ll take their food traditions any way I can get them.

This Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage (I bet you noticed there is carrots and potatoes in there, too) was so easy and delicious! I do have to admit I was a bit surprised by how much the meat shrank during the cooking process. The 4 lb brisket looked very small after 8 hours in the crock pot. After it was shredded, there was plenty of meat to go around. Cutting down on meat consumption is a good thing anyway. 

I hope you have a chance to enjoy some Irish fare over the next few days. Don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, too much. Enjoy!

Yield: 6 - 8

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes


  • Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • 8 Large Red Potatoes – chunked
  • 2 bags baby carrots
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4 lbs corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • Brown mustard
  • 12 oz beer
  • 3 cups water
  • Medium Head Cabbage coarsely chopped.


  1. Put carrots, potatoes and onion in bottom of crock pot.
  2. Pour in water.
  3. Rub brown mustard on brisket & Place in crock pot.
  4. Pour beer over top of all and sprinkle spice packet on meat.
  5. Cook in crock pot on high for 6 hours
  6. Add cabbage and cook another 1 to 2 hours on low or until vegetables are soft.
  7. Your meat temperature should be at least 145 degrees to be done.


Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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