Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

This easy corned beef and cabbage is a set it and forget it slow cooker recipe.

Editor's Note: Making corned beef and cabbage is a time-honored tradition when it comes to St. Patrick's day. You can't get more traditional than this popular combination. If you're looking for an easy way to make corned beef and cabbage this year, consider using our slow cooker recipe. With just 15 minutes of prep, this slow cooker option ensures that your beef is extra tender and flavorful. Instructions include both a 10-hour and 5-hour option. Combine with potatoes for a well-rounded, Irish meal. Sláinte!

Corned beef and cabbage might be one of the most traditional Irish dishes, and you don't have to wait for St. Patrick's Day to make it. It's a warm and cozy favorite that's unexpected and delicious all year long. It's also a fun meal to serve for friends.


Preparation Time15 min

Slow Cooker Time HIGH5 hr

Slow Cooker Time LOW10 hr


  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1 head purple cabbage
  • 1 (3–4-pound) corned beef brisket
  • 1 corned beef seasoning packet


  1. Lightly spray the insert of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

  2. Place the onion and cabbage in the bottom of the slow cooker. 

  3. Place the corned beef brisket fat-side up over the vegetables. Sprinkle the seasoning packet over the corned beef. Pour 1 1/2 cups water around the vegetables and corned beef.

  4. Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours or on High for 4 to 5 hours, until the corned beef is tender and the vegetables are cooked.

  5. Serve.


This dish is also good with Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces.


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