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Corned Beef Dinner in Slow Cooker

Corned Beef in Slow Cooker


1 (2 to 3-pound) corned beef brisket, plus pickling spice packet
8 whole cloves
4 cloves garlic, peeled
2 bay leaves
2 to 3 carrots
2 to 3 potatoes, peeled and halved
1/4 head of cabbage, sliced lengthwise into 1-inch wedges


  1. Place corned beef brisket, fat side up, into a slow cooker; sprinkle with pickling spice.
  2. Place whole cloves throughout the brisket. Add garlic, bay leaves and 2 cups water, or more water as needed to cover the brisket by at least 1 inch.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours. Add carrots and potatoes to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours.
  4. Add cabbage and cook for an additional hour.
  5. Thinly slice the corned beef against the grain. Serve immediately with carrots and potatoes, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Corned Beef Dinner in Slow Cooker
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A tad, a dash, a pinch...
Measuring spoons

When you want to reduce a recipe, a set of these measuring spoons are good to have on hand.
  • Tad = 1/4 teaspoon
  • Dash = 1/8 teaspoon
  • Pinch = 1/16 teaspoon
  • Smidgeon = 1/32 teaspoon
  • Drop = 1/64 teaspoon