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Easy Slow Cooker Corned Beef

March, 15, 2021

St. Patrick's day is coming up!! I love this fun, festive holiday! And I love all of our St. Patty's Day traditions! Green pancakes, Irish Soda Bread, Guinness Stew and my favorite...Corned Beef! This is the easiest way to make it ever! And it comes out perfectly EVERY time in the slow cooker!

Easy Slow Cooker Corned Beef


One Corned Beef Brisket with Spice Packet

One can or bottle of beer

  1. Take the corned beef brisket out of its package and rinse well with water. This cuts down the saltiness but trust me, you do not loose any flavor at all because this meat is cured in a salt brine.

  2. Place the corned beef brisket into your slow cooker with the side that has the layer of fat on top.

  3. Pour the beer over the corned beef brisket.

  4. Sprinkle on the enclosed spice packet over top.

  5. Put the lid on your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

  6. After 8 hours, take the corned beef brisket out of the slow cooker and cut off that top layer of fat and discard the fat.

  7. Let the meat rest for five minutes and then slice the corned beef across the grain into thin slices.

Note: If you like cabbage with your corned beef, you can add 2 inch thick slices of cabbage on top of your brisket and then cook for 8 hours in low. Then you easily have corned beef and cabbage for your St. Patrick's Day dinner! All in your slow cooker!

Time to put the lid on and let it cook away in the slow cooker for 8 hours.

After 8 yummy!

Do not forget to cut off that top piece of fat before slicing...

One of my favorite and easiest meals! After St. Patrick's Day passes, these corned beef briskets always go on sale. So I load up my freezer so that we can enjoy Reuben sandwiches all year long!

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