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Slow-Cooked Corned Beef Dinner

slow-cooked corned beef dinner Entree
Slow-Cooked Corned Beef Dinner
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 12 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

This dish is too good to serve only on St. Patrick’s Day. Tender, spiced beef with steamed root vegetables in a flavorful broth is no doubt a humble dish, but it’s also completely delish! This recipe is perfectly made in the slow cooker because brisket (the cut from which corned beef is made) needs a low and slow cook time to come out meltingly tender, so give this corned beef slow cooker recipe a try next time you want to come home to a dinner that’s ready to eat. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 1, 2019

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

Steps

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  • 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.
  • Corned beef is made from a cut of beef called brisket, which is a tough muscular cut that can be delicious when slow cooked, as it is here. To make corned beef, brisket is cured in a spiced brine—spices may include anything from the traditional bay leaf and cloves included here to red pepper flakes and Worcestershire sauce. The curing gives corned beef its distinctive pink color and spiced flavor. The “corn” in corned beef refers to the large-grain salt that’s typically used in the brine.
  • In the United States, this dish is often eaten on St. Patrick’s Day. But this dish isn’t the only way to celebrate; explore the rest of Betty’s St. Patrick’s Day recipes.
  • Looking for more ways with beef? Explore Betty’s vast archive of beef recipes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
1240mg
51%
Potassium
830mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
6g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
230%
230%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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