Are you looking for something different to make for dinner? If you are, you are going to love this Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner.
It’s savory and the whole family will enjoy it.
It’s time to make a dinner that the whole family will enjoy.
Traditional Corned Beef can take a while to make anyways, but when you make it in the slow cooker, it’s a hands-off process!
Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner
If you have dreamed of making this Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner but didn’t have the time, you’re going to love this option.
You simply throw everything together and then the slow cooker does all the hard work for you. There is nothing better than smelling this corned beef throughout the house as it cooks.
This dinner is great for St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t know if you have a tradition of eating something like this on St. Patty’s day, but we do.
With a new baby in the house, I just don’t have as much time to cook as I used to.
I love that I can still have a delicious meal, but not stay in the kitchen all day. Babies take up a lot of time and I miss having a good home-cooked meal.
Can You Overcook Corned Beef in the Crockpot?
As much as I hope I never overcook corned beef, I’m sure it does happen.
You’ll want to make sure you don’t cook the corned beef past the recommended time in the recipe.
Fork-tender is a great way to know if it’s done. If you can take a fork, press it against the meat, and it comes apart, that’s a good indication that it’s ready!
How Do You Make Corned Beef More Tender?
When you only have so much time to cook corned beef, you don’t want to bite into it and it’s rough.
There are some ways you can make corned beef more tender.
One of my favorite ways to make it more tender is to give it plenty of time to cook and keep adding water to it, so it doesn’t dry out.
If the corned beef dries out in the slow cooker, it’s not going to be tender.
I would check on it at least once throughout the day, just to make sure we’re working toward more tender meat.
Is Corned Beef Healthy?
While corned beef is a more traditional dinner, it’s not considered the most healthy meal out there.
It is rich in sodium and you get your day’s worth of calories in just a few small portions.
I would recommend not overeating this Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner.
After all, though, it is a meal that only comes around once a year for most people. Enjoy it as much as you can.
Are you planning on making this Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner on Saint Patrick’s Day?
I’d love to hear how you’ve made it in the past. My mouth is actually drooling right now thinking about making this. I just cannot wait!
Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner
- 3-4 pound beef brisket (packaged corned beef)
- 1 tablespoon pickling spices, optional
- 6 large carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 2 pounds baby potatoes, scrubbed cleaned, skin left on
- 1 medium head of cabbage, cut into wedges
- 32 ounces low sodium beef broth
- Place the potatoes and carrots in the bottom of your slow cooker (I used a 6 qt slow cooker for this. Place the brisket on top of the carrots and potatoes. Pour the broth over everything, add in the optional pickling spices. Cover and place on high for 6 hours, or until the meat is tender to your liking.
- Add the cabbage wedges to the cooker and continue to cook 45-60 more minutes until the cabbage is tender. Serve slicing the meat against the grain for it to be the most tender.