Slow Cooker Corned Beef

Let the crockpot do all the work for you – simply throw everything in and you are set. It’s so easy, so tender and so flavorful!

Slow Cooker Corned Beef - Let the crockpot do all the work for you - simply throw everything in and you are set. It's so easy, so tender and so flavorful!

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays for one sole reason: the corned beef. I wait 364 days out of the year to buy a huge corned beef brisket. And since I only get to do this once a year, I go all out – from the baby potatoes to the lemon roasted cabbage.

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef - Let the crockpot do all the work for you - simply throw everything in and you are set. It's so easy, so tender and so flavorful!

It’s quite a spread, and also a bit too much work so this slow cooker version comes in super handy. All you have to do is dump everything into the slow cooker and you’re set! Really. There’s no searing, no dicing, no nothing. Even you veggies can get thrown in there as is.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef - Let the crockpot do all the work for you - simply throw everything in and you are set. It's so easy, so tender and so flavorful!

Easy peasy. Although I should warn you – since this recipe is practically effortless, you’ll be tempted to make this more often than just once a year. There’s no judgment here though – I’ve honestly made it twice just this last month! After all, I can just chalk that up to “recipe-testing,” right?

Slow Cooker Corned Beef

Let the crockpot do all the work for you – simply throw everything in and you are set. It’s so easy, so tender and so flavorful!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (3-pound) corned beef brisket, plus pickling spice packet
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 24 baby carrots, tops trimmed to 2 inches
  • 1 pound baby Dutch potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Place corned beef brisket, fat side up, into a slow cooker; sprinkle with pickling spice.
  2. Place whole cloves throughout the brisket. Add garlic, bay leaves and 2 cups water, or more water as needed to cover the brisket by at least 1 inch.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours. Add carrots and potatoes to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for an additional 2-3 hours, or until tender.
  4. Thinly slice the corned beef against the grain. Serve immediately with carrots and potatoes, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 629.0 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.0g 32%
Saturated Fat 8.7g 44%
Trans Fat 1.8g
Cholesterol 206.4mg 69%
Sodium 173.0mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17.4g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 85.5g 171%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.