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Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

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When it comes to your St. Patrick's Day menu, there's one cultural entree you'll need to prepare to impress your family and friends. Corned beef and cabbage is a scrumptious Irish staple that tastes great any time of the year, but especially during this holiday centered around feasting.

Get out your slow cooker and your favorite green beverage, because you'll need both to prepare this meal.

Your friends will be amazed once you show off this tasty recipe.Your friends will be amazed once you show off this tasty recipe.

You'll Need:

  • 1 corned beef brisket
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 head cabbage, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 bottle beer
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Begin by coating your slow cooker with nonstick spray, or use a liner made specifically for your appliance. In a medium sized bowl, combine applesauce, barbecue sauce, balsamic vinegar, beer and garlic. Place the beef brisket at the bottom of your slow cooker, then use a brush to coat the meat with the liquid mixture. Carefully arrange vegetables around the beef, starting with the potatoes, then the cabbage, carrots, celery and onion. Sprinkle the dish with salt and pepper. Cover the slow cooker and set on high for about five to six hours, or on low for about eight to nine hours.

If you're planning a St. Patty's Day party, this meal will serve as the perfect main dish. But you'll likely be searching for other easy treats to celebrate the occasion. As your brisket is cooking, prepare a tasty green dessert to go along with your meal. Stick with a simple dessert you know well, like chocolate chip cookies. While you're preparing your batter, add four to five drops of green food coloring to the mix. You may also want to add mint chips along with your chocolate chips for a fresh bite.

Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.


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