Slow-Cooked Corned Beef Dinner

St. Paddy’s Day specialty! This meat-and-potatoes meal needs only 20 minutes of preparation.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 12 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

6
medium carrots, cut into 1-inch-thick slices (3 cups)
4
medium potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (4 cups)
1
large onion, cut into thin wedges
1
corned beef brisket (2 to 2 1/2 lb)
5
to 6 cups water
1/4
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
6
whole cloves
1
dried bay leaf

  • 1 In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix carrots, potatoes and onion.
  • 2 If necessary, cut corned beef brisket to fit into slow cooker; place over vegetables. Add enough of the water to cover. If brisket is packaged with spice packet, add contents of spice packet and omit pepper, cloves and bay leaf. If not, add pepper, cloves and bay leaf.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low setting 10 to 12 hours.
  • 4 Remove and discard bay leaf. Remove brisket from slow cooker; place on serving platter. Cut brisket into thin slices. With slotted spoon, place vegetables in serving bowl.

Expert Tips

Since the shape of corned beef can vary, halve or trim it so it easily fits in the slow cooker and is covered with water. Uncovered portions will cook more slowly and may be dry.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
1240mg
1240%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
230%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.