By Mirj on December 27, 2001
Photo by alicatcooks
Photo by alicatcooks
"An all-in-one meal that's easy to make and a huge pleaser. I got this recipe from a friend's mother."
Serving Size: 1 (545 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"I confess; I didn't make this recipe...but I stole an idea from it and I think the recipe deserves some credit! I made corned beef for dinner on St. Paddy's Day (March 17/02 - part of our Zaar Go Irish-Go Green cook-a-thon) and, thanks to reading this recipe, I added apple juice and brown sugar to the water I cooked the corned beef in. Excellent! Mirjam, I will try this slow-cooker recipe in the future, but I wanted you to know that those 2 ingredients were just super additions and I never would have thought of using them if I hadn't had this recipe in My Cookbook!"
"INCREDIBLE FLAVOR!!!! I used about 1/2 a bag of baby carrots and can see that I will have to add a full bag, my kids were picking through the dish to get at the carrots (they are reminiscent of the brown sugar butter carrots my mom made when I was a kid). At my husbands request I took about 1 1/2 cups of the juices from the crock pot and made a gravy which turned out to be very good. I look forward to making this again and again."
"My Irish hubby was in heaven after making this. The smell is incredible. I took another reviewer's suggestion and added more carrots, was glad I did. We gobbled the carrots down first. Thanks for a great recipe."
"I hate to be the only one, but this was just ok for us. My husband first thought the potatoes were sweet potatoes. The apple juice did tone the saltiness down quite a bit. I did 1 1/2 cups of apple juice and 1 cup water with about 1/2 cup brown sugar. I still added the season packet. For some reason I thought it was a bit spicy. The carrots, potatoes, and onions were good. I just like the old boiled all together method. I still ate my beef with mustard like I usually do."
"My mom, my friend and I really enjoyed this recipe. I reduced the brown sugar to half, and in future, I would reduce the apple juice to half as well and sub water. I prefer it less sweet -- and still thought it had plenty of flavor. Also, I added the spice packet that came with the corned beef, which I thought went fine with the juice and brown sugar . . . Thanks Mirj!"
"We have made this recipe since 2009. My husband who was born St. Patrick's day, his whole name is Irish, has the fair skin, etc needs a good St. Patty's day recipe. I love my plate with horse radish sauce to dip this in. We usually have some green pistachio pudding as dessert or key lime pie but, this is so easy and delicious."
"We loved this! Next time around I just need to use a bigger crock pot as mine was a bit too small and I wanted to cram as many veggies in as I could. :) Thanks for the recipe!"
"5 stars for taste. I was looking for something a little different in the Corned Beef and Cabbage department and this was it. I cut the amounts of apple juice and brown sugar in half as it seemed like a lot of liquid and I was happy that I did. I think I would have had way too much liquid if I used the entire amount. I set the chunks of cabbage on top of the corned beef and they seemed to cook just right. I don't make corned beef and cabbage often, but I will make it again this way. Thanks Mirj."
"So simple and so good! I must admit that I forgot the sugar altogether but it was still excellent and the sweetness of the apple juice seemed to do the trick anyway. My wife is breastfeeding at the moment so I didn't throw any cabbage in. I also put in more carrots and the kids loved them."
"This was really good and had a great flavor. I made it while my mother was visiting. She had never had corned beef this way and said she really liked it. The only problem I had was mine boiled over. I either had too much meat or too many veggies I think. :)"
"Wow! I've never had corned beef even close to this. The beef was so tender and delicious. I followed other people's suggestions and added extra carrots (thank goodness, because the kids asked for more) and steamed the cabbage separately. This is a recipe I'll make through out the year, not just on St. Patrick's Day. Thanks for posting an awesome recipe!"
"This is the only way I've made corned beef and cabbage for the last 10 years. It tastes heavenly. I don't put in an onion -- I may try that next time. Highly recommend this recipe."
"I made this for dinner today and it was good. It cooked on low for around 8 hours and the corned beef was tender and moist. I liked everything but the cabbage which had really weird flavor to it, that I didn't care for. I liked the sweetness that this added to the potatoes and carrots, it was sweet without being to much. Don't pack the brown sugar in the cup, I think that would make it overly sweet. I also added a little bit more mustard. I would make this again but just cook the cabbage on its own."
"cooked it about 8 hours. it turned out so tender. very good taste to the meat and vegetables. thanks for the great recipe."
"Dh and I tried corned beef for the first time this past St. Patrick's Day when I made a new sandwich recipe. We both loved it, so I decided to try one in the crockpot. This was awesome! The meat came out so tender and not at all salty. The kids weren't crazy about it, but they ate the veggies in it like they were going out of style! Thanks for such a great way to pursuade them to eat more veggies!"
"I hosted a St. Patty's dinner last night and made this along with Irish Rosie's Soda Bread #20616. We drank some Smithwick's Irish Ale, and I made a lime poke cake. It was a huge hit with my in-laws and family friends. This goes in the recipe box. * Note- traditional corned beef fans agreed that this was much sweeter than they were accustomed to. Thanks for giving my husband and I a new family tradition!"
"DELICIOUS!!! I made it as stated but also added the seasoning packet that comes with the corned beef brisket. I also layered it a bit different, beef on bottom with root veggies and cabbage last so it wouldn't be soggy and used 4 carrots..forgot about the onion. Next time I'm using the whole head of cabbage it wasn't enough for us. We loved this!"
"YUM!!! My hubby who swears he hates corn beef scarfed this down. Good thing cuz sandwiches are to follow tomorrow. LOL!"
"This was absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe exactly. The meat was tender and sweetly flavoured, and it was easy to get my fussy eaters to eat their veggies! Thank you so much for posting what will quickly become a family favourite xxx"