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Corned Beef & Cabbage

Crock Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage is the traditional St. Patrick’s Day food. This recipe is super easy and tastes delicious. Plus it makes for great leftovers!

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The first time I remember eating corned beef was after I got married.

My husband spent a few weeks raving about how much he loved Corned Beef.

That Corned Beef was packed with so much more flavor and how he wanted us to make it.

I left him in charge because he’d had it before and though he’s an excellent cook, his skills were still somewhat lacking back then.

I remember the roast not tasting that great and thinking I don’t want to eat that again.



Fast forward a few years.

It was March and everyone was posting on social media about their tasty Corned Beef & Cabbage meals.

Generally in past years we’d opted for the less traditional, yet still Irish Shepherd’s Pie.

However seeing everyone rave about Corned Beef and Cabbage had me thinking I really should give it another go.

And so I did.

I popped it in the crock pot, crossed my fingers and hoped for the best!



Giving Corned Beef & Cabbage another try was the right decision.

The roast was tender, packed with flavor and reheated really well over the next few days.

Corned Beef & Cabbage is now first thing I think of when it comes to traditional St. Patrick’s Day meals.

And like all brisket meats, it makes for great leftovers.

I especially like how lean the meat is inside.

Being someone who doesn’t enjoy fatty meats, corned beef is right up my ally!



I especially love how easy this is to make in the Crock Pot.

Crock pot meals are the best for busy week night meals because you set the heat and the timer and walk away.

A few hours later you have a delicious meal that is juicy, tender and melt in your mouth tasty!

Now if you aren’t a cabbage fan, then don’t eat it.

I like to keep my cabbage in the crock pot as I believe it adds flavor to the overall roast.

However if you aren’t a cabbage fan, then leave it out.



It’s not a deal breaker when it comes to this meal!

I do however recommend a generous amount of vegetables to go with your roast as those are my favorite part!

And lastly I recommend getting a roast that is more than you need.

Leftover Corned Beef and cabbage is the best!

And let’s not forget creating new recipes using the leftovers too!

If you love Corned Beef & Cabbage or are trying it for the first time, give this recipe a try!

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes


  • 4 Large carrots, chopped into large pieces
  • 6 Medium russet potatoes, quartered
  • 1 Onion, pealed and quartered
  • 1 (4 pound) corned beef brisket
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, coarsely chopped


Place carrots, potatoes & onion on the bottom of your crock pot.
Pour in the water.
Rinse off brisket to clean off excess blood. Trim off fat if desired.
Place brisket on top of vegetables.
Sprinkle on the spices that came with brisket.
Cook brisket on low for 8 hours.
Place cabbage in crock pot 1 hour prior to serving. (Or cook separately so flavors don't meld)
Serve immediately.




Originally Posted: March 3, 2015

Photos & Text Updated: January 20, 2018

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