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Beer Braised Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

This is slow cooking at its best. Everything - main dish and sides - cook together for a meal you'll anticipate all day.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 320
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *8
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *9
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *13
Nutrition Facts
Beer Braised Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
Amount Per Serving (1 /8th recipe)
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 7g28%
Protein 19g38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corned beef and beer, crock pot beer braised corned beef