There's nothing I love more than a set-and-forget dinner option, and if this sounds like you, then come try out our Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage!
Baby red potatoes and spiced beef brisket set the tone for this Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage.
Table of contents
- WHY YOU'LL LOVE SLOW COOKER CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE
- WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR SLOW COOKER CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE
- EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED ON HAND
- HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE
- IMPORTANT TIPS FOR MAKING BEEF & CABBAGE
- DOES IT MATTER WHAT ORDER I PUT THE VEGETABLES IN?
- WHAT VEGETABLES WOULD WORK IN SLOW COOKER CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE?
- CAN I ADD RICE TO SLOW COOKER CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE?
- WHAT SIDES CAN I PAIR THIS DISH WITH?
- ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
And spreading it on top of a bed of wild rice calls for a mouthwatering feast!
There are a few weeks out of the year where catching my breath is all I can do.
From meetings to client calls, training sessions, and family obligations, I feel like a chicken with my head cut off from Monday to Friday.
This is why I'm overly grateful for my slow cooking devices.
Because without them, my insides would be a fast-food mess.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE SLOW COOKER CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE
- A set-and-forget meal
- Perfect for busy weeks
- Refrigerator safe
- Has a long freezer life
Beef and cabbage is the type of meal that makes you feel like you're back home with your grandparents.
At least in my mind anyway, because the thought of stewed carrots and red potatoes drenched in an herbal blend of onion powder, garlic, thyme, and red pepper flakes makes me feel at home.
And my grandparents always kept the stove burning.
You'll love the simplicity of this slow cooker dish.
And with a bed of rice, pasta noodles, or by itself, it's sure to be a crowd-pleasing delight.
So, grab your fingerling potatoes and pull out your onions and large carrots because meal prepping this dish the day before a busy week is what I like to call the calm before the storm.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR SLOW COOKER CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE
- Corned Beef Brisket w/spice packet
- Large carrots
- Baby red potatoes
- Head of cabbage
- Salt and pepper
EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED ON HAND
- Slow cooker
- Kitchen knife
- Cutting Board
- Electric salt and pepper grinder
- Wooden spoon
- Spoon rest
HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE
- Grab your slow cooker and set the heat to high.
- Using your kitchen knife and cutting board, chop up your large carrots, baby red potatoes, onion, and head of cabbage.
- Add your carrots, potatoes, and onion to the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Next, pour in 4 cups of water to completely cover the vegetables.
- Place your brisket on top of the vegetables and sprinkle on the spice from the packet.
- Add your slow cooker top and allow the meal to cook on high for eight (8) hours minimum.
- Once eight (8) hours have passed, add your chopped cabbage, and cook for an additional hour.
- After cooking is complete, remove the brisket from the slow cooker, slice it on your cutting board and serve on top of the vegetables.
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR MAKING BEEF & CABBAGE
While the corned beef is cooking, do not open the pot. Removing the lid will release the trapped steam used in cooking the meal, making your cook time even longer. Even though you might not hear anything, the slow cooker is preparing the meal, so continue your to-do list and set a timer to come back in eight (8) hours.
DOES IT MATTER WHAT ORDER I PUT THE VEGETABLES IN?
We suggest putting the potatoes, squash, cabbage, and turnips into the bottom before adding lighter vegetables. This is because the vegetables mentioned are denser and take longer to cook. You don't want to extend your cook time because the vegetables have not finished cooking, so save yourself the stress and place them on the bottom and then top with your carrots and other lighter vegetables.
WHAT VEGETABLES WOULD WORK IN SLOW COOKER CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE?
You can add corn, zucchini, squash, turnips, spinach, broccoli, and sweet peas to this dish. However, note that the darker greens such as your turnips, spinach, and broccoli will change the dish's taste, so keep this in mind when stretching this meal.
CAN I ADD RICE TO SLOW COOKER CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE?
A side of rice would be a perfect addition to this meal, but recommend preparing in a separate pot. I enjoy this dish with freshly steamed rice straight from the rice cooker that soaks up the juices of the dish without turning into a soup. Unless you're looking to turn this dish into a stew, it's best to prepare the rice in a rice cooker or on the stove.
WHAT SIDES CAN I PAIR THIS DISH WITH?
Beef & Cabbage pairs well with white rice, wild rice, egg noodles, and quinoa. I meal prepping try utilizing all four to add some variety to your week!
ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
- SLOW COOKER FRENCH ONION ROAST BEEF
- VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP
- CROCKPOT TACO CASSEROLE GROUND BEEF
- SLOW COOKER SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN
- CHICKEN ENCHILADA CASSEROLE