WW Recipe of the Day: Beer Braised Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
(320 calories | 11 11 9 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
This beer-braised corned beef is slow cooking at its best. Everything – main dish and sides – cook together for a meal you’ll anticipate all day. The ultimate one pot meal, it is a St. Patrick’s Day classic I’m happy to eat any time of year!
I’m definitely a fan of corned beef, even though it’s a WW splurge.
How Many Calories in Corned Beef?
According to Weight Watchers, a 3-ounce serving of cooked corned beef has 6 Points. This recipe calls for an uncooked corned beef that will shrink quite a bit during the cooking process. Sliced corned beef from the delicatessen has fewer WW Points. A 2-ounce serving of sliced deli corned beef has 2-3 points depending on the brand.
Mom always makes her corned beef and cabbage on the stove top, so for many years I carried on the tradition.
But since I’m always looking for ways to make things quicker, easier and simpler, for the past few years I’ve been experimenting with different slow cooker corned beef and cabbage recipes instead. I’m so glad I did.
How Many calories and Weight Watchers Points in this Slow Cooker Beer Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage?
According to my calculations each serving has 320 calories and
11 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
11 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
9 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
8 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
What to Serve with Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage?
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Beer Braised Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
- 4 medium red-skinned potatoes, quartered
- 4 carrots, cut into 1-1/2 inch chunks
- 2 medium onions, cut into thin wedges
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme, crushed
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 (3-pound) corned beef brisket, juices and spices reserved
- 1/2 head green cabbage, cored and cut into wedges
- 12 ounces light beer
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 6 to 7-Quart oval.
- Place the potatoes, carrots, onions in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with the thyme and add the bay leaf.
- Trim any excess fat from the meat. Place the meat on top of the vegetables. Pour reserved juices and spices from the brisket and the beer over the mixture.
- Lay the cabbage wedges around and on top of the meat.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or until the meat and vegetables are tender.
- Remove the bay leaf and discard. Transfer meat to a serving platter and thinly slice across the grain. Using a slotted spoon transfer the vegetables to a serving bowl. Serve the meat and vegetables with reserved cooking liquid if desired.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this Corned Beef Slow Cooked with Beer, you might also like:
- Corned Turkey and Cabbage (SkinnyTaste)
- Leftover Corned Beef Soup (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Reuben Wonton Cupcakes (EmilyBites)
- Turkey Reuben Sandwich (MealPlanningMommies)
- Light & Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Recipes for WW (Simple-Nourished-Living)
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