Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe (Slow Cooker Corned Beef)

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage is a MUST MAKE easy St. Patrick’s Day recipe! This easy slow cooker recipe for traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner cooks itself, without you needing to watch over the pot. This slow cooker corned beef and cabbage recipe is the best way to make this favorite dish. Simple but with all the flavor!

a plate of crock pot corned beef and cabbage on a wooden cutting board

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

This crock pot corned beef and cabbage recipe is so easy to make, but still has all the flavor of a traditional corned beef dinner!

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage is such a fun holiday dinner! Of course you can make Traditional Corned Beef in a crock pot. We can make just about anything and everything in a slow cooker now, right? At least that’s what I tell myself, and I usually end up loving whatever I make.

St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my very favorite holidays. As a red head, it just pays to wear green. It’s in my genes! St Louis has one of the biggest and most fun St. Patrick’s Day celebrations every year (Here are all of our fave St. Patrick’s Day recipes we make every year), and Corned Beef and Cabbage can be found on every corner.

To make things even easier and tastier this year, I’ve decided to make SLOW COOKER Corned Beef and Cabbage. So simple and so yummy!

corned beef and cabbage in a slow cooker

slow cooker corned beef and cabbage on a plate

Easy Corned Beef Crock Pot Recipe

Crock Pot Corned Beef is more tender than you might think. Combine that with the potatoes, carrots, and of course CABBAGE and this is an entire meal in one pot. My favorite!

This crock pot corned beef and cabbage recipe is a must make for St. Patrick’s Day! Dress in green, drink a Guinness (or an Irish cream coffee), and eat some Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage! It’s just a necessity!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • Corned Beef Brisket
  • Onion
  • Red Potatoes
  • Baby Carrots
  • Beef Bouillon Cube
  • Beef Broth
  • Garlic
  • Cabbage
  • Dry Mustard
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Caraway Seed

How to Make Corned Beef and Cabbage in a Slow Cooker

No need to stress about getting this traditional dinner on the table for you and your family. This slow cooker corned beef and cabbage recipe is SO easy, you barely even have to think about it. Sure, it takes time to cook (it is a slow cooker), but you don’t have to worry about it at all. Just some quick prep, put it in the crock pot, and it’ll do the rest itself!

How to cook corned beef in a crock pot:

  1. Trim fat from the brisket, then slice and prepare veggies according to the recipe card ingredient list.
  2. Place onions, potatoes, and carrots at the bottom of the crock pot, then place the corned beef on top.
  3. Whisk together the bouillon cube, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, beef broth, and dry mustard. Then pour this mixture over the brisket, and sprinkle in the spice packet (if desired).
  4. Cover the slow cooker and cook for 8-10 hours on the low setting, OR 4-5 hours on the high setting. Add in the cabbage and caraway seeds during the last hour of cooking.

When ready to serve, discard the liquid, slice the meat, and enjoy! Be sure to check the recipe card below for the full recipe.

What temperature should corned beef be?

Corned beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 145°F to ensure safe consumption. Use a meat thermometer to measure this. The meat will usually still be quite pink due to the curing process, so that is not an adequate way of determining how done or cooked the meat is. 

Check our Internal Meat Temperature Chart for recommended temperature for all meats.

How long to cook corned beef in a crock pot?

This depends on which setting you choose. On the lower setting, it will take about 8-10 hours to cook. On the high setting, it will only take about 4-5 hours.

slow cooker corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots on a plate

traditional corned beef and cabbage recipe

How to Store Leftover Corned Beef

Storing leftover corned beef and cabbage is quite easy. Just place it in an airtight container, and refrigerate as soon as you’re done eating. It will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. Any longer than that, and you should freeze it (up to 2-3 months). You can reheat leftovers in a slow cooker or in the oven. Reheat the corned beef to 155-165°F (internal temperature).

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is the best day of the year to be red headed and pale skinned. I’m among my people! So of course I’m excited about this crock pot corned beef and cabbage recipe.

And if you have jumped onto the multi-cooker bandwagon, you can make corned beef and cabbage in an Instant Pot instead! My blogging friend Barb has an electric pressure cooker corned beef and cabbage recipe and Brenda has a low carb corned beef and cabbage recipe!

corned beef crock pot recipe with cabbage, carrots and potatoes

corned beef and cabbage on a plate

St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without Corned Beef and Cabbage. I hope this fun and easy Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe graces your holiday table this year. The more fun the better!

See the recipe card below for details on How to Make Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage. Enjoy!

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