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Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage Crockpot Recipe

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This Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe is a one-pot meal with only 6 ingredients. It’s an easy Crockpot recipe that makes a hearty one-dish dinner for any time of the year.

This crock pot corned beef and cabbage recipe is the perfect meal to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef and cabbage is to St. Patty’s Day what King Cake is to Mardi Gras.

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Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage with only six ingredients. Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe

The slow-cooked corned beef makes the meat tender and delicious and the corned beef spices have lots of time to marinate the meat while it is cooking.

Adding the vegetables into the Slow cooker allows them to soak in the flavors of the corned beef seasoning as well.

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage with only six ingredients. Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe

Ingredients for Corned Beef & Cabbage

The ingredients for the best corned beef and cabbage recipe are simple. Fresh vegetables round out the meal and the corned beef comes with a seasoning packet.

  • Corned beef brisket (about 4 pounds)
  • About 3 medium Russet potatoes
  • 4 Carrots sliced into bite-size pieces
  • One head of fresh cabbage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
a person cutting cabbage
A dinner plate with Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots and Potatoes with a roll

Before slicing your Corned Beef, be sure to allow it to rest for a few minutes so the juices won’t all be lost. Always allow the meat to rest for 3-5 minutes to let the juices settle.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Slow Cooker Directions

Step 1

Prepare the vegetables. Peel and cut the carrots into bite-size pieces.

Cooking Tip for cutting the potatoes

I cut my potatoes really big so I can put them in the Crockpot for a long time. If you wish your potatoes to be cut smaller, wait and put them in the Crockpot with the cabbage.

You can use small red potatoes without peeling them but be sure to wash them first. I use a vegetable brush like this for washing fresh vegetables.

chopped cabbage
chopped cabbage

How to cut the Cabbage

First cut the cabbage in half to make it more manageable. Then, you can cut the halves in half if you like. Next, begin slicing through small sections of the cabbage until you have cut up the entire head. This is one way to slice the cabbage into thin pieces.

If you like big bite-size pieces, you will still begin by cutting the head of the cabbage in half. Then cut the halves in half but not the long way. Now, begin chopping into big chunks before cooking.

Always rinse your cabbage in a colander under cool running water after cutting up and before cooking.

Step 2

Prepare the Crockpot. I love these Crockpot liners for easy cleanup.

Place the potatoes and carrots in the bottom of the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Add the corned beef and the seasoning packet on top of the vegetables. Cover with just enough water to cover the meat.

Step 4

Place the lid on the Crockpot and cook on high for about 2 hours or until the meat begins to get tender.

Then add the cabbage and replace the lid. Continue to cook on high for about 2-3 hours until the meat and cabbage are both tender.

I have owned a few Crockpots through the years and this one is my all-time favorite!

Step 5

Carefully remove the meat to a cutting board and allow it to rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the vegetables to a serving bowl.

Slice the meat against the grain and arrange it on top of the vegetables. Serve and enjoy.

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage with only six ingredients. Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner with potatoes and carrots

Grocery Shopping List for Corned Beef & Cabbage Meal

  • Corned Beef Brisket (about 4 pounds)
  • 3 medium russet potatoes or small Red potatoes if you like
  • 4 whole carrots (we use whole so we can slice them into the penny slices)
  • 1 medium head of cabbage
  • Salt & Pepper 


Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage with only six ingredients. Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Shirley Wood
A simple Crockpot recipe for a St. Patrick's Day or Fall Favorite, Corned Beef and Cabbage. One Pot meal!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 176 kcal


  • 1 corned beef brisket about 4 pounds
  • 3 medium russet potatoes peeled and cut
  • 4 carrots sliced into bite size pieces
  • 1 head cabbage chopped or cut into wedges
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Place the potatoes and carrots into the bottom of the Crockpot.
  • Add the brisket.
  • Season to taste.
  • Add just enough water to cover the brisket.
  • Cover and cook on high about 2 hours until meat is getting tender.
  • Add the cabbage and continue to cook on high about 2 or 3 hours until meat and cabbage are tender.
  • Slice brisket against the grain. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1gCalories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 9gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 89mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7g
Keyword corned beef recipe, one dish dinner, One pot meal, St. Patrick’s Day
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Cooked Corned beef brisket, cabbage, carrots and potatoes in a purple serving dish on a table

Updated 3/5/2023 Originally published 10/2/2017

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  1. I am definitely going to get a crockpot. Did not realize there are so much I can do with it. Will definitely try this corned beef and cabbage first. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. The beef looks so tender and mouth-watering! I just purchased a crockpot last month and now I am so excited to finally use it for making a great fall evening dinner for my family. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Keep posting more! All the love from Nepal! xx

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