Tender Corned Beef, flavorful and fork tender. Making corned beef brisket has never been easier with this slow cooker approach. Search no more…this is THE perfect recipe for this timeless St. Patrick classic.
Hands down, this is the best way to make corned beef with minimal effort. Simply, let your crockpot do all the work for you. This is so easy, so tender and so flavorful.
I've seen packages of corned beef for years now in stores but never dared to approach!!. May be, this is due to my deep childhood love for the corned beef we are used to have in Egypt, that I did not want to try any other corned beef!
But boy, did I miss a lot!
The moment I smelled this corned beef, I was hooked 😍. When the boys came back from school they started sniffing around my slow cooker like hungry sharks, I love it when they do that. I did not expect it to taste that great either, especially when I opened the package and was horrified with the amount of fat on top.
Seriously, this turned me down immediately 😑.
But being an adventurer in the kitchen, I decided to proceed. I added some spices to make it more flavorful and more appealing to our taste. Added some colorful veggies, but did not add cabbage as this would have made my kiddos run away.
Let me show you how crazy simple this is...
It is as simple as throwing everything and set.
In the bottom of the slow cooker add onions and garlic, top that with your beef brisket and now comes the different spices. Cardamom, cloves, bay leaves and the spice packet that comes with the brisket. Cover with water, set and forget.
Before it finishes cooking by one hour, add the carrots and potatoes. I do not like my veggies mushy so it is up to you when to add the veggies. I have found that one hour of cooking is enough.
That's pretty much all!
Take the beef out, trim the fat and slice. Juicy, tender and so flavorful. You can of course cook cabbage with the other vegetables for the whole experience.
An easy meal, with minimal effort and a great result. No searing, no special dicing, no nothing. You can also throw your veggies in as is.
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Slow Cooker Corned Beef
- 1 large onion peeled and cut into chunks.
- 5 garlic cloves cut in halves.
- 4 lb corned beef brisket with spice pack.
- 5 cups of water or to cover.
- 4 whole cloves.
- 4 whole cardamom pods.
- 3-4 bay leaves.
- ½ lb carrots peeled and cut into chunks or baby carrots.
- 1 lb potatoes baby potatoes halved.
- In the slow cooker, add garlic, onion into the bottom then put corned beef on top.
- Add cloves, cardamoms and the content of the spice pack on top of the beef.
- Pour in water to cover the beef by almost 1 inch.
- Cover and cook on slow for 4-5 hours.
- Add potatoes and carrots, cover and cook for another 2 hours or until tender.
- Slice the beef thinly against the grains and serve with the veggies.
Karen (Back Road Journal)
Looks good, I've got my corned beef soaking in water in the fridge to start tomorrow.
Karen, this is great. Happy St. Patrick day to you dear. 🙂
I have never made corn beef but now I am tempted. great tip on adding veggies 1 hour at the end.