Corned Beef Dinner in the Crock-Pot

Total Time
12hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 hrs

Our family favorite version of corned beef dinner for St. Patrick's Day! Great served with Nana's Irish Soda Bread Nana's Irish Soda Bread With Whiskey Soaked Raisins.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place sliced onions, carrots, potatoes, and celery in bottom of the crock-pot.
  2. Put in the rinsed beef brisket, fat side up. Add the juices and sprinkle with the spices from the seasoning packet.
  3. Pour ale over all.
  4. Sprinkle with pepper and add the bay leaf and rosemary.
  5. Cover and cook on low 10-12 hours (or on high 5-6 hours), until beef and vegetables are done. During the last hour or two add the cabbage wedges. Please note that cook times may vary with different crock-pot models.
  6. Remove brisket to cutting board and let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Always slice across the grain.
  7. Serve corned beef and vegetables with horseradish & mustard on the side, with some thick slices of warm Irish Soda Bread slathered in real Irish butter!
Most Helpful

I made this for St. Patrick's Day, and it turned out fantastically! I left out the rosemary and added a little more water, but that's it. The beef came out so tender and sweet, I can't think of a better way to prepare it (I've boiled it before, nowhere near as good). Thanks for the recipe!

extrafox May 03, 2010

This is delicious, Becky. I extracted the corned beef added a glaze to the top, added veggies(sprinkled with herbs,) and roasted for about 15 minutes. Enjoyed this for St. Pat's Day 2010. Sandwiches to follow :) Wish the photo was better, but it's of the left-overs. Guests can be just too annoying to a food fotographer. lol

Caroline Cooks March 19, 2010

I just made this for St. Patrick's day and it was absolutely delicious!!! I used a Yuengling Black and Tan beer!

rebeccakvo March 18, 2016