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Slow Cooker Corned Beef with Cabbage

Savory Corned Beef so tender you can cut it with a fork.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: best slow cooker corned beef recipe, easy slow cooker corned beef recipe, slow cooker corned beef
Servings: 6


  • Slow Cooker


  • 3 ½ - 4 lbs corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cabbage
  • 5 small yukon gold potatoes
  • 5 medium size carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 bay leaves

Creamy Horseradish Sauce

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp prepared horseradish +/- adjust to your liking
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Clean, rinse and pat the corned beef dry with papper towel. Set aside. Remove the onion's outer dry layer and then cut into quarters. Clean and then cut the potatoes in half. Chop the carrots top and tips off then peel and slice in half. 
  • Place corned beef in the cooker. Add water, spice seasoning (that came with the corned beef), onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots & bay leaves. Place lid on.
  • Slow cook on for 4 hours on high or for 8 hours on low.
  • Meanwhile, remove the cabbage core/stem and cut into 4 wedges. Discarded the core. After the time is up, add cabbage to the cooker (try to submerge in the water). Cover with lid. Cook on high for 1 hour or low for 2 hours or until the cabbage & beef become fork tender.

Creamy Horseradish Sauce

  • In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients together and mix. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Set aside until ready to serve.

Serve & Enjoy!