Slow Cooker Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Potatoes


Slow Cooker Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Potatoes


Slow Cooker Corned Beef Cabbage and Potatoes
Slow Cooker Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Potatoes

This slow cooker corned beef and cabbage recipe for Slow Cooker Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Potatoes couldn't be easier. You simply need corned beef brisket, seasoning, red potatoes, cabbage, and water. Whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or just wanted a good, old-fashioned corned beef meal, this slow cooker recipe for corned beef won't disappoint.


Corned Beef and Cabbage isn't Irish?

In the United States, consuming corned beef is a tradition often associated with Saint Patrick's Day, however corned beef is not actually considered to be an Irish national dish. The connection with the March 17th holiday specifically originates as part of Irish-American immigrant culture.

Irish-American immigrants used corned beef as a substitute for bacon in the late 19th century. Corned beef and cabbage is the Irish-American variant of bacon and cabbage, a much more well-known and popular Irish dish. During the Irish immigration to America, first generation of Irish-Americans sought the comforting tastes of their homeland, by resorting to what they could get their hands on. On St. Paddy's Day that meant boiled bacon. But, since the immigrants were too poor to afford the high price of pork and bacon products, they turned to the cheapest cut of meat available, which at that time was beef brisket.

Rather than boil the beef, the Irish adopted cooking methods from other cultures, which was easy to do in one of the largest melting pot cities of the time -- New York. Brining, or salt-curing meat, was an Eastern European technique that became popular. And if you're wondering where the term "corned" came from, it has nothing to do with corn. Instead, it refers to the corn-sized salt crystals used during the brining process. The post-brined beef was then paired with cabbage -- one of the cheapest vegetables available to the Irish immigrants at the time.



Preparation Time5 min

Slow Cooker Time LOW8 hr

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My mother was Irish and so Corned Beef and Cabbage (with potatoes and carrots) is a comfort food for me.

yummy like love in my tummy

I like the simplicity of this dish. What is in the seasoning packet? Do you use any salt or pepper, or other seasonings with it, or just the packet? I have to have salt with my potatoes, but I guess I can always add that after the dish is cooked if there is not enough.

I can never seem to get corned beef just right, so I will need to try this recipe one of these days. This is the perfect recipe for a busy weekend!

We have a Christmas cookie making day with the whole family. Christmas music and lots of flour!! The highlight is the making my great great grandmother's pizzelle recipe.

Growing up our meal traditions were Turkey, stuffing, sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving, Ham crosscut with cloves inserted, mashed potatoes, corn and peas, for Christmas, and Ham again with sweet potatoes and another vegetable for Easter. Those were the days, (sigh).

We have had a family tradition for many years at Christmas. On Christmas Eve we do a seafood soup. it has a chicken broth base but includes vegetables and about 2 pounds of different seafoods, mostly shellfish. Depending on how much money we had, the soup either had a lot of fish, or more potato!

MY husband's family always have German dark fruitcake for Christmas. Made after Thanksgiving and wrapped in a wine soaked rag.

corned beef is outsanding

Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup with German dumplings on Fridays during Lent.

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Holiday meals are not complete without cornbread dressing. My Daddy had his own recipe and I have kept the tradition alive. No Stove Top for us! The kids always enjoy my crock pot mac and cheese. There is never any mac and cheese to eat with leftovers.

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corned beef and cabbage is a classic meal. Just thinking of it makes me want to run out and buy the stuff to make it !

We make Tamales right before Christmas every year all family involved

A Tradition that we started a few years back now is having Lasagna for our Christmas dinner....with of course all the fixin's

We always have corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread for St. Patrick's day.

We like to make green cupcakes for St Patrick's Day.

well we skip the cabbage but I make corned beef subs instead

there are no particular family food traditions. I happen to love corned beef and cabbage for St, Patrick's day due to my heritage.

We live in the Rochester, New York area. My daughter loves garbage plates. Every year for her birthday we get garbage plates. Yum!

My family makes corned beef and cabbage like this every St. Patrick's day. It's possibly the only time of year we eat cabbage.

When I was growing up, my grandma always made angel food cake with peanut butter frosting. I have fond memories of helping her make the sweet treat when I went to visit.

My family always has ham for Christmas dinner. It always tastes super good, but there's only three of us so when we cook a whole ham we have a lot of leftover ham. That means we have a lot of ham meals after that. Eventually, we get really sick of ham. That's probably why we only eat ham around Christmas and sometimes Easter. Thanks for sharing about the Irish traditions. It was interesting to read. )

At least once a year my family spends all day making homemade German sausage and egg noodles. It has passed down from generation to generation and it's a super fun family activity.

My entire family is pretty particular about food and we all have different tastes. But we still find ways to cook together, especially during the holidays!

My family will spend all day Sunday prepping healthy meals for the week. It's a fun way to spend some quality family time!

how do you manage to make a corned beef in the slow cooker without having it turn into tough ropes? I can never slice a brisket cooked this way, it just falls apart :( any tips?

I only cooked it on low for 7 hours, yes any longer than that, it shreds!


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