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slow cooked corned beef sliced and served with potatoes and carrots

Crock Pot Corned Beef

Katerina | Diethood
This Crock Pot Corned Beef is cooked in Guinness beer, making it crispy, juicy, and simply mouthwatering. Throw in potatoes and carrots for an easy, hearty, and complete meal.
Servings : 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 30 minutes


  • 3 pounds raw corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 2 cups Guinness beer
  • 1 pound baby potatoes
  • 6 large carrots
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  • Place corned beef, fat side up, into the slow cooker and season it with the spice packet.
  • Sprinkle with sugar; add garlic and pour the beer around it.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Remove lid and add carrots and potatoes; cover and continue to cook for 2 to 3 more hours or until tender. Corned beef is cooked through when the internal temperature registers at 145˚F. Use an instant-read meat thermometer for accurate results.
  • Take the corned beef out of the slow cooker and transfer to a cutting board; let it stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
  • Thinly slice the corned beef against the grain.
  • Serve with the carrots and potatoes and garnish with parsley.
  • If the corned beef is not browned on top, or if you like a bit more browning, put the corned beef under a broiler for 2 to 3 minutes or until browned to your liking.


  • Corned Beef: The cut used for corned beef is the brisket. The brisket is located in the front of the cow, toward the bottom, and near the cow’s front legs. For this corned beef recipe, you can use a flat cut. The flat cut is much leaner than the point cut; it is easier to find in supermarkets and is best for slicing.
  • Vegetables: Use any root vegetables you like, or have on hand. Potatoes and carrots are our favorites, but you can also throw in some turnips, onions, sweet potatoes, etc...
  • Add cabbage: For a traditional spin on this corned beef recipe, add chopped cabbage to the slow cooker about 1 hour before the meat is done cooking.
  • Store Corned Beef in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. 


Calories: 366 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 37 g | Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 105 mg | Sodium: 173 mg | Potassium: 974 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 7644 IU | Vitamin C: 14 mg | Calcium: 39 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Net Carbs: 17 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Irish
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