Slow-Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow-Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Slow-Cooked Corned Beef with Cabbage is an easy meal to serve your family for St. Patrick’s Day. This recipe cooks all day long and has only 5 ingredients. Simple, simple, simple. Place it in your crockpot or slow cooker in the morning and forget about it until suppertime.

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I like to serve my corned beef with cabbage with roasted potatoes and carrots, or with Steamed Potatoes with Parsley. Then use the leftover meat to make Reuben Sandwiches on Rye. Oh yeah, March is a great month!

Speaking of March, that is about the only time I’m able to find packages of corned beef at our grocery store. I’ll often buy two packages so I can freeze one of them to enjoy corned beef later in the year.

 

Ingredients to Make Slow-Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage

  • lean corned beef with seasoning packet (4-6 pounds)
  • beef stock
  • dark beer, like Guinness
  • medium head of cabbage
  • medium sweet onion
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

 

Optional Homemade Seasoning Mix:

Sometimes corned beef doesn’t come with a seasoning mix. Or maybe you want a bit more seasoning to add to the dish. Here is a recipe to make your own. Be sure to use whole spices for most of this, and not the ground versions.

Homemade Seasoning Mix for Slow-Cooked Corned Beef

You may notice that this seasoning mixture is very similar to Pickling Mix that you can buy in the store. When comparing this recipe to what I had in the pantry, the two mixes were very similar. So, if you want, you may use Pickling Mix. Or make your own with the following spices (or as many of them as you have on hand or are willing to purchase.) In the end, it’ll be fine. Your corned beef will taste great.

mustard seeds, coriander seeds, bay leaves, crushed, black peppercorns, allspice berries, anise seeds, red pepper flakes, caraway seeds, whole cloves, cardamom

Instructions: Place seasoning spices in a large mortar bowl and coarsely crush with pestle. Depending on the size of your mortar and pestle, you may want to do this a little at a time. Store in a covered container to use as needed. For this recipe, you’ll want to use 2-3 tablespoons of the homemade seasoning mix.

 

Instructions for Making Corned Beef and Cabbage

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Remove corned beef from package and set in slow cooker.

Sprinkle the meat with enclosed seasoning packet. Pour beef stock and dark beer over the meat.

Cook on high for 6 hours.

Cutting Cabbage into Wedges

Using a cutting board and Santoku knife, slice head of cabbage into wedges. Halve the onion and slice.

Place cabbage and onion over the corned beef and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Press down into the juices with a spoon.

Cook another 2 hours until cabbage is tender and meat is tender and falls apart.

Serve alone or with roasted potatoes and carrots. Serves 6-8.

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Recipe for Slow-Cooked Corned Beef with Cabbage - Saint Patrick's Day Recipes - Irish Recipes

Slow-Cooked Corned Beef with Cabbage

Here's an easy way to cook your corned beef and cabbage. Serve with Steamed Potatoes with Parsley, Roasted Vegetables, or even on a Rueben Sandwich.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Beef, Crock-Pot Recipes, Lean Corned Beef, Slow-Cooked Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 hours
Total Time: 9 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

Slow Cooker
Cutting Board
Santoku Knife
Mortar and Pestle

Ingredients

  • 4-6 pounds lean corned beef with seasoning packet
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 12 oz dark beer like Guinness
  • 1 medium head of cabbage
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Optional Homemade Seasoning:

  • 3 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 2 large bay leaves crushed
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon anise seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Remove corned beef from package and set in slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle the meat with enclosed seasoning packet. Pour beef stock and dark beer over the meat.
  • Cook on high for 6 hours.
  • Using a cutting board and Santoku knife, slice head of cabbage into wedges. Halve the onion and slice.
  • Place cabbage and onion over the corned beef and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Press down into the juices with a spoon.
  • Cook another 2 hours on high until cabbage is tender and meat is tender and falls apart.
  • Serve alone or with roasted potatoes and carrots. Serves 6-8.

Optional Homemade Seasoning Mix:

  • Place all of the seasoning spices in a large mortar bowl and coarsely crush with pestle.
    You'll want to use whole spices for this mix, not ground.
  • Place in a covered container to use as needed. For this recipe, you'll want to use 2-3 tablespoons of the homemade seasoning mix.

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 2531mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 8mg
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