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Sliced Corned Beef and Cabbage with carrots on an oblong white plate

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage is a traditional meal to eat on St. Patrick's Day. This popular crock pot corned beef and cabbage meal is simple to make

Course Dinner
Cuisine Irish
Keyword crock pot corned beef and cabbage recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 493 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 lg Onion, chopped
  • 3 lg Carrots, cut in large pieces
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 4 lbs Corned Beef Brisket (get one with a spice packet)
  • 6-12 oz Dark Beer* (such as GuinnessĀ®) or Low Sodium Beef Broth (use 6 oz of the beer for a milder flavor)
  • 2-4 cups Water (only use just enough to cover the brisket and veggies.
  • 4-6 med Red or Yellow Potatoes, scrubbed/washed, quartered
  • 1 Head Cabbage, cut in wedges


  1. Add the onion and carrots, and garlic to a 6 qt or larger slow cooker.

  2. Place the brisket on top of the veggies. Then pour the beer and water over it.

  3. Sprinkle the spice packet over the meat.

  4. Add the potatoes. Tuck them in around the brisket.

  5. Cook on Low for 8-9 hours, or High for 4-6 hours, adding the cabbage 1 hour before serving.

  6. Serve by slicing the brisket against the grain for the best, most tender portions. Then add some vegetables and some of the liquid from the slow cooker.

  7. Some crusty bread is nice to serve with it to sop up those tasty juices!

Recipe Notes

*You don't have to use beer. You can use water, beef broth, apple juice, or whatever you like!