Crock Pot Stout Corned Beef

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Here's what I did with this year's St. Patrick's day dinner... :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 -3 lbs corned beef brisket, package juices and spice packet included
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and cut in 8ths
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) canyoung's double chocolate stout beer (or Guinness, if you prefer, but the non-bitter Young's is really nice)
  • 12 large red onion, sliced thinly


  1. Peel and cut the medium onions (whatever type you prefer, white or yellow etc) into 8ths, and place them in the bottom of your crock pot.
  2. Open up the packaged corned beef and pour all of the juices contained in the bag into the crock pot (the producer's directions recommend using the juices, as well).
  3. Place the corned beef on top of the onions, then sprinkle with the spice packet.
  4. Pour the beef broth over the corned beef, careful not to dislodge too much of the spice packet ingredients, then do the same with the can of stout.
  5. Arrange the sliced red onion over the top of the beef.
  6. Put the crock pot on low and cook for 4 hours, then turn the beef over and cook an additional 4 hours (or you can cook on high for 2, turn, and cook an additional 2 or until it is as tender as you'd like).
  7. Slice and serve with Simmered Cabbage recipe #100417, carrots, and potatoes of your choice.
  8. Note: although you can use Guiness in this instead of the Young's, I recommend trying to find the double chocolate stout because of the delicious, rich, non-bitter taste it imparts to the corned beef! If you'd still like to experience the richness of a bit of chocolate, take 1 1/2 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder and mix it with a bit the beef broth until it's well mixed and smooth, then whisk it into the rest of the broth and proceed as the recipe describes. Wonderful!


Most Helpful

This was excellent! I loved the flavor of the chocolate stout with the corned beef. I served it with carrots, potatoes, and cabbage cooked in Goya ham boullion. This will be my go-to recipe for corned beef and cabbage. Thanks!

jmn151 January 30, 2011

I cooked a 5 lb. corned beef in the crockpot using this recipe, it was delicious and had a great, complex flavor. My husband absolutely loved it! Will definitely make again.

Michelle Berteig March 13, 2006

OMG! this was amazing! I've never tried making corned beef and decided on your recipe. Am I glad I did!!! Can't imagine waiting for St. Patrick's day to have this again! I've been to Katz's in NY and this is somehow get the recipe for the Katz mustard!

monalisa3876 March 18, 2014

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