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How To Make Corned Beef
Corned Beef Slow Cooker Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
16 hrs
Total Time
16 hrs 15 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 4 pounds Corned beef with seasonings included
  • Cabbage-washed and sliced as desired
  • 2 cups Carrots-washed and sliced amount desired
  • 2 Potatoes-washed and cut into pieces desired
  • 1 Large onion-peeled and chopped
  • Water to cover corned beef
  • ***Mustard and 1/2 cup brown sugar for the last 20-30 minutes to brown and crisp the top of the meat.
Instructions
  1. Remove the outer plastic package the meat comes packaged in and place the meat in the slow cooker with the seasoning packet enclosed and the juice from the bag. Completely cover the meat with water. I set my slow cooker for ten hours on LOW the night before. The following morning, I added cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and onions. I set the slow cooker to cook for another 6 hours on HIGH. You will add more water if needed.

  2. After cooking the corned beef in the slow cooker or Instant Pot, here is an awesome trick that makes the corned beef look and tastes fabulous. Heat your oven to 350 degrees and place just the corned beef on a greased shallow pan FAT side up. Lather the fat with mustard and sprinkle with 1/2 cup brown sugar. Bake 20-30 minutes until the brown sugar looks crispy. Serve immediately with vegetables.

Recipe Notes

PRESSURE Cooker Recipe:

*same ingredients as above*

Add your corned beef to your pressure cooker with the juices from the packaging plus one cup of water. Cook on high for 90 minutes and check for tenderness. If it's still too tough, pressure an additional 30 minutes. Add the cabbage and vegetables of choice and pressure for another 15 minutes. Remove the meat from the pan and do the same as above to give the meat a yummy texture and flavor.

Heat your oven to 350 degrees and place just the corned beef on a greased shallow pan FAT side up. Lather the fat with mustard and sprinkle with 1/2 cup brown sugar. Bake 20-30 minutes until the brown sugar looks crispy. Serve immediately with vegetables.