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Mom’s Corned Beef & Cabbage {crockpot}

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My mom’s corned beef and cabbage recipe cooked in the crockpot is the best! It’s more of a traditional corned beef and cabbage recipe which has been passed down my from great grandmother. There isn’t really anything fancy about it but the crockpot cooks everything perfectly and the juices from the corned beef really had an extra special flavor.

Last week my mom shared her delicious chicken and dumplings recipe (which is trending on google right now) and today’s recipe happens to be another family favorite.

corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, green placemat, red napkin and fork with corned beef

What is corned beef?

Corned beef is a salt-cured beef product. The term comes from the treatment of the meat with large-grained rock salt.  Corned beef is very salty but definitely a welcomed dinner treat especially on St.Patrick’s day.

corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, green placemat, red napkin and fork with corned beef

Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Corned beef and cabbage is one of the easiest recipes to make and it also is economical. While we are not Irish, my mom always made this recipe on St. Patrick’s Day when I was growing up and still does.

Mom’s Corned Beef & Cabbage {crockpot}

My mom's crock pot corned beef and cabbage recipe passed down from my grandmother. Simple and quick meal during the winter months and especially perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Prepare in the morning before work and it's ready when you get home!
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Supply List

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 small head of cabbage
  • 1 large bag of carrots
  • 5 Peeled potatoes
  • 1 -2 lb Corned Beef
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 3 cups water
  • Italian seasoning or pepper last hour of cooking

Instructions : Step by Step

  • Add your carrots and cabbage to the crockpot. Add water and beef broth. Place corned beef on top an add your potatoes. You will need to stuff the potatoes on the side of the corn beef and down towards the vegetables. Cover and cook on high for 7 hours. Corned beef is very salty and flavorful so it’s not necessary to season at this point, unless of course you want to 🙂
  • Servings 4-5
  • *keep in mind that every crockpot cooks differently. We usually know when it’s done when a fork goes in the potatoes and carrots nice and easy. The meat will also start to fall apart when fully cooked.


Corned beef is salty on it's own so we do not add a lot of seasoning during the cooking process.
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jessica Bruno

What to Serve with Corned Beef and Cabbage

Tradition side dishes that are served with corned beef and cabbage are carrots and potatoes but we often will add brussel sprouts for some greens as well as a side dish of risotto.

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My mom seasoned with a pinch of Italian seasoning during the last our of cooking. The corned beef adds a lot of flavor so you do not typically need extra seasoning.

Mom's corned beef and cabbage crock pot recipe

Crockpot corned beef by itself is always delicious as well cooked in a slow cooker or crockpot. You can always make different vegetable and rice on the side if you are not a fan of the cabbage, carrots and potatoes.

Whether you are cooking corned beef and cabbage in a slow cooker, an instant pot, crockpot or simply boiling it on the stove, there are so many recipes that will make your mouth water. My personal favorite is the crock pot recipe. I do plan on getting an Instant Pot soon though as I hear they are amazing.

Crockpot corned beef and cabbage is a childhood favorite of mine. My mom is kind of liking the fact that I am sharing her dinners on our blog. Looking for more childhood favorites, check out our salmon and easy haddock recipe.

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  1. Crock pot recipes are my favorites and I am always looking for new ones that will fit my family. Thanks for the great inspiration to step outside myself and do something a little different than we usually do in our house! Love your blog.

  2. Carrie Tait says:

    Love corned beef and cabbage, I only make it once a year, but I should do it more often it’s so easy. Thanks for the tips on arranging the veggies!

  3. Looks delicious. Love Corn Beef and Cabbage! Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs.

  4. Judy Rhoades says:

    Not to be a nudge, but it’s “Corned beef” not “Corn Beef”.

  5. Hi! Just came across this via Pinterest. So just to confirm you cook it on HIGH for 7 hours? I am getting mixed things across the internet. Some say LOW for 8 hours some say HIGH. I am making it for my son’s school so I don’t want to mess it up!


    1. Hi, good question! I cooked ours for 7 hours on high b/c the crockpot was stuffed full and barely could get the cover on. Our crockpot is also very old and probably doesn’t cook as fast as the newer ones. That is a good point you make, I will add that on my recipe that my time is based on a stuffed pot and older crockpot. If you have a newer/larger pot, high for 7 hours may be to long. You could always try low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 and then low if it’s not completely cooked. Hope that helps!

  6. Marie Czarnecki says:

    How about making it “PRINT FRIENDLY”!!!????

    1. I just did! Thank you for telling me it wasn’t. This was one of our first recipes we did before we had the printable app installed on our blog. I thought I got all of them moved to printer friendly but apparently not this one. You can print now 🙂

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