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How to Make Corned Beef in a Crockpot

A traditional way of cooking corned beef on the stovetop is delicious. But a crockpot is also a good option because it’s much more manageable. Corned beef should be simmered on low heat for a long time. That’s why it’s perfect for cooking it in the crockpot! Once you put your ingredients in it, you can walk away for hours. And, when it’s prepared, you have a complete meal with a super simple cleanup.

How to Make Corned Beef in a Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds raw corned beef brisket (with spice packet)
  • 5 cloves garlic (peeled and halved)
  • 2 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 6 large carrots
  • 1-pound baby potatoes
  • 2 cups Guinness beer
  • Fresh and chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Put the corned beef into the crockpot and season it with the spice packet. The fat side should be upward.
  2. Add garlic and beer around it and sprinkle sugar.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  4. After that, remove the lid and add potatoes, carrots. Cover again and cook for 2.5-3 hours or until potatoes and beef is tender.
  5. Remove the corned beef from the crockpot and transfer it to the cutting board. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes before slicing.
  6. Slice and serve with potatoes and carrots and garnish with parsley.

Corned Beef in a Crockpot

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds raw corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • 5 cloves garlic peeled and halved
  • 2 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 6 large carrots
  • 1- pound baby potatoes
  • 2 cups Guinness beer
  • Fresh and chopped parsley for garnis

Instructions
 

  • Put the corned beef into the crockpot and season it with the spice packet. The fat side should be upward.
  • Add garlic and beer around it and sprinkle sugar.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  • After that, remove the lid and add potatoes, carrots. Cover again and cook for 2.5-3 hours or until potatoes and beef is tender.
  • Remove the corned beef from the crockpot and transfer it to the cutting board. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice and serve with potatoes and carrots and garnish with parsley.

Some Useful Tips

  • It is better to prefer young meat to get tender corned beef because such meat is salted more quickly. Don’t choose very fatty cuts.
  • The main sign of readiness is the absence of meat juice at the bottom, a slightly grayish tint of meat veins.
  • Put the corned beef under a broiler for 2 to 3 minutes if it is not browned on top.
  • For the most tender result, be sure to slice the beef against the grain

How to Serve Corned Beef?

If you follow our recipe and cook the corned beef with potatoes and carrots, you can serve it with these vegetables. Fried cabbage is also a delicious option. You can also opt to mash potatoes

How to Store and Reheat Corned Beef?

Your corned beef will remain fresh in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 4 to 5 days. You can easily reheat it in the oven or microwave.

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