EASY Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner

Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner OH horizSt. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. Mostly because my dear husband is Italian and 364 days of the year we embrace all things Italian…especially the food! But on this one day of each year, I channel my Irish grandmother, Rose Claire Ryan (there’s an Irish name for you), and prepare a Corned Beef Dinner.

And I go all out with the table setting with gold foil candies and shamrocks for the centerpiece. After all…#makeitGr8!

If you have a busy day and can’t spend a couple of hours boiling your corned beef dinner, then this recipe is for you. Put the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and by evening you have a delicious meal. Just add some Irish Soda Bread and your family will be happy!

Oh, and don’t forget the ketchup and whole grain mustard. Definite must-haves for a corned beef dinner. We love Sir Kensington’s here at Great Eight Friends.Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner condiments

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Easy Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner

This is a Gr8 way to have a corned beef dinner, just put it in the slow cooker and by evening have a delicious dinner!

Author Anna


  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, cut half crosswise
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 5-6 red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 4-pound corned beef brisket, I like the flat-cut
  • 1 pint bottle of stout
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon corned beef spices or pickling spices, often the corned beef comes with a packet
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium head cabbage

For Serving:

  • Whole grain mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Horseradish


  1. In the bottom of your large slow-cooker put the carrots, celery, onion, and potatoes.
  2. Rinse the corned beef and place it on top of the vegetables, fat side up.
  3. Pour the bottle of stout over the mixture, then add enough water to cover the corned beef.
  4. Add the brown sugar, corned beef spices, bay leaf and red pepper flakes to the liquid.
  5. Cover the slow-cooker and turn to LOW.
  6. Cook for 8 to 9 hours.
  7. When the meat is tender, remove the meat and vegetables and cover with foil to keep warm.
  8. Cut the cabbage into 6 wedges and add to the liquid in the pot.
  9. Turn the heat to HIGH and cook until cabbage is crisp/tender, about 25-30 minutes.
  10. Slice the meat across the grain and serve with the vegetables, whole grain mustard, ketchup and horseradish.
  11. You can also serve with the extra cooking liquid.


Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner serving



  1. Brenda Perlin | 13th Mar 16

    This plate looks so inviting! Luck of the Irish!!!

    • Anna | 13th Mar 16

      Brenda, it is DEE-licious! AND easy!

  2. Mary Haines | 5th Mar 17

    I can’t wait to try this! I make every year in memory of my parents. I serve w Horsradish and use a brown sugar, mustard, clove glaze. Brush on when removed from crock pot, wrap in foil. Put in low oven for about 5 min while cooking cabbage.

    • Anna | 5th Mar 17

      Hi Mary, Thanks for being a Gr8 friend and leaving a comment! The cloves sound like a Gr8 addition! Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

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