Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage is tender, super juicy and packed with more flavor than you could ever imagine! Couple with potatoes and carrots and you've got yourself and effortless family dish that is perfect for a weekend or for St. Patrick's Day.
Finally! It's one of the best days of the year.
One of my favorite ways to cook is with the Slow Cooker, largely due to the time-saving element and the ease of use but also because of the versatility. There are so many dishes you can make with it, including classics like Corned Beef and Cabbage!
Who'd have thought, right?
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Corned Beef and Cabbage is the token St. Patrick's Day dish, made by most just once a year. But I've got to say, I don't know why we limit ourselves because I could eat this dish just as regularly as any other staple.
And it seems that many of y'all are on the same page as me because this recipe is popular year-round! If that's you, I like ya already.
I made Corned Beef and Cabbage for the first time after moving abroad. Each year my family goes to my grandparent's house to celebrate the holiday, so I'd never been in a position where I had to prepare this dish myself.
It was my first St. Patrick's Day away for the festivities and I couldn't miss out on the whole experience, so I went with what I was comfortable with: the crockpot. And let me tell you… this may challenge my family's annual dish… but shhh, don't tell them.
Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
If you're looking to make corned beef and cabbage, the slow cooker is where it's at!
There's just something so satisfying about dumping your ingredients into a pot and just forgetting about it, which is exactly what I did with this recipe, allowing me to focus on other important things like my green Cool Gin and Cucumber Cocktail (super fun for St. Patrick's Day, too).
Meat is one of the best things to cook in a crockpot because it comes out so juicy and tender, and corned beef is no exception. The slow release of all that juicy meaty goodness combined with Guinness makes for an incredibly tender, fall-apart meat that you'll find yourself picking away at before you're even ready to serve.
I was hesitant to call this Guinness Corned Beef and Cabbage because I didn't want to turn away people who aren't a fan of beer. Yes, an entire can of Guinness is used in this recipe but NO, it does not taste like beer!
The dry stout coupled with the ridiculously delicious juices from the beef makes for a seriously to-die-for flavor all around.
Add the spices and veggies and basically you're drooling. Forget about dry St. Patrick's Day corned beef, and say hello to juicy-juicy, mouth-watering goodness.
To avoid soggy cabbage, be sure to add it to the crock-pot in the last hour or two. The rest of your vegetables will go in alongside the meat for the duration of the cook.
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