Add water and cook:
Add enough water to almost cover meat (4 to 6 cups). Cover and cook on high until corned beef is tender, 4 1/4 hours (or 8 1/2 hours on low).
Slow Cooker Corned Beef is incredibly juicy, tender, and very flavorful. Made with cabbage, potatoes, and carrots for a well-rounded meal. This dish is perfect for family weekend dinner or to feed a larger crowd.
Cooking meat in the crockpot is always a great idea, as it comes out tender and juicy!
How to Make Slow Cooker Corned Beef
- Place the corned beef in the slow cooker and sprinkle with the seasoning packet it comes with. Add in 4 cups of beef broth.
- Turn your slow cooker onto low for 8-9 hours.
- Add the potatoes and carrots halfway through the cooking time. This prevents them from over cooking and getting too mushy. To make it more authentic, you could also add in some cabbage. I don’t care for cabbage and care even less for the way it smells while it is cooking. The smell takes me back to those days when the school cafeteria fixed it! Don’t add the cabbage until the last hour though if you are going to use it.
- Remove the corned beef from the slow cooker and slice it like you would a brisket. It will be nice and tender and basically pull apart.
What do I do with leftovers?
Our favorite thing to do is make a delicious Corned Beef Reuben Sandwich. You can also add it in with eggs and make a has out of it.
What is Corned Beef?
Corned Beef is a salt cured beef product and probably became popular in the 17th century when they began curing meat with salt. For me, corned beef is more like ham than it is like beef. It has the salty flavor and similar texture. It is also known as corned beef brisket.
Add water and cook: Add enough water to almost cover meat (4 to 6 cups). Cover and cook on high until corned beef is tender, 4 1/4 hours (or 8 1/2 hours on low).
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