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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

An easy corned beef and cabbage recipe! Slow cooked corned beef, potatoes, cabbage, and carrots cooked with ale! Prep takes 10 minutes and the slow cooker does the rest! Enjoy for Saint Patrick's Day or any time of year
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Irish-American
Keyword Saint Patrick's Day
Prep Time 16 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
let the corned beef rest 15 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 16 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 581kcal
Author Eileen xo


  • 4 pounds corned beef
  • 12 ounces beer Note 1
  • 4-6 cups water Note 2
  • 1 large onion, peeled
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 10 whole black peppercorns Note 3
  • pickling spice Note 4
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 pounds red potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks Note 5
  • 6 carrots peeled and cut into 3-inch chunks Note 5
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 medium cabbage, cut into thick wedges


  • Into a slow cooker vessel add corned beef, beer, water, onion, garlic, black peppercorns, pickling spices, bay leaf, potatoes, carrots and thyme.
  • When there is an hour cooking time left, add the cabbage to the slow cooker.
  • Once timer is up, remove corned beef and cover with foil. Let it rest for about 10-15 minutes. Cut corned beef against the grain .
  • Remove and discard the onion, bay leaf, and thyme. Strain the veggies.
  • Serve the corned beef and cabbage with brown mustard and enjoy!


Note 1: Use your ale of choice! Guinness, Smithwick's are two that I use.
Note 2: Be sure your corned beef and veggies are covered with the liquid. Use more water if needed.
Note 3: Use whole black peppercorns in addition to the pickling spice, adds great flavor.
Note 4: If your corned beef does not come with pickling spice, you can purchase pickling spice.
Note 5: Cut veggies into larger chunks so vegetables aren't too soft.
  • I am not a registered dietician, I do my best to provide the most accurate nutritional values. Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes


Serving: 4slices corned beef | Calories: 581kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 2810mg | Potassium: 1418mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 113.7mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 5.4mg