2 lb. corned beef
2 T. brown sugar
1/4 C. water
1 small head cabbage, chopped
Remove and toss the “pickling spice” packet that comes with the corned beef, rinse the meat then coat all over with the brown sugar, placing any extra sugar that falls off in the bottom of a 4 quart crock pot. Pour the water in the bottom add the meat, cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Add the chopped cabbage and cook for 1 more hour. Let the meat rest a few minutes before slicing.
Here are some additional notes on making Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage:
1. Ingredients: The main ingredients for this dish typically include corned beef brisket, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, and spices. You can adjust the quantities based on your preferences and the size of your crock pot.
2. Corned Beef: Corned beef is typically sold in a package with a seasoning packet. Rinse the beef thoroughly before cooking to remove excess salt. Place the beef in the crock pot with the fat side up.
3. Vegetables: Chop the cabbage into wedges or large chunks and place them on top of the corned beef in the crock pot. Peel and chop the potatoes and carrots into chunks and add them to the pot as well. You can also add onions for additional flavor.
4. Seasoning: You can use the seasoning packet that comes with the corned beef or create your own seasoning blend. Common spices include peppercorns, bay leaves, mustard seeds, and cloves. Add the spices to the crock pot along with water or broth to cover the ingredients.
5. Cooking Time: Cook on low heat for approximately 8-10 hours or on high heat for about 4-6 hours. The exact cooking time may vary depending on the size of your crock pot and the tenderness desired for the meat and vegetables. The beef should be fork-tender when done.
6. Serving: Once the corned beef and vegetables are cooked, remove them from the crock pot and let them rest for a few minutes. Slice the corned beef against the grain for maximum tenderness. Serve the beef and vegetables together with some of the cooking liquid as a flavorful broth.
7. Optional Additions: Some variations of the recipe include adding additional ingredients such as beer, apple juice, or vinegar to the cooking liquid for added flavor. You can also serve the dish with mustard or horseradish sauce on the side.
Remember to follow food safety guidelines when handling and storing raw meat and vegetables. Enjoy your homemade Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage as a hearty and nutritious meal!