A St. Patrick’s Day Favorite

Need some luck finding an easy yet delicious dinner recipe to feed the family for St. Patrick’s Day? Try a classic Irish dish, crock pot (of gold) corned beef, and cabbage. This recipe is packed with flavor, and the best part is that after a bit of prep, you just let your crockpot do all the work for you!

Crockpot Meals

Whether making soup, tenderizing meat or simply making dip for a party, the one-step prep crockpot meals are convenient and satisfying. Choosing a crockpot meal saves you time in preparation as well as cleanup. It also helps your grocery budget when you can buy tougher cuts of meat or dried beans to create soups or larger meals that allow ample leftovers.

On the busiest days, knowing what’s on the menu and how to prepare it efficiently is crucial. A crockpot meal on those busy days is dynamite. It allows you to throw all (or most) of the food in one pot and not think about it until you walk into the house after work, smelling the dish you’re about to consume. It will help you avoid running for takeout and blowing the food budget simply because the thought of preparing something is too overwhelming. Knowing the hard work is done, and you’re about to sit down to a delicious meal is a relief.

Crockpot Corned Beef Recipe:

Serving Size: Serves 8

  • 1 (3-4lb) Corned Beef Package (spice packet included)
  • 4 Cups Water or Beef Broth
  • 1 lb Baby Potatoes (whole)
  • 1 Onion (peeled and quartered)
  • 1 lb Baby Carrots (whole)
  • ½ Head Cabbage pulled apart or coarsely chopped

Add corned beef to crockpot, then add water. Sprinkle spice packet evenly over brisket. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Add potatoes, onions, and carrots after the first 4 hours of cooking have passed. Add cabbage during the last 2 hours of cooking.

Thinly slice and enjoy!

Leftovers anyone?

The best part of this dish is that you’ll most likely be able to enjoy some leftovers the next day, and who doesn’t love leftovers? You could easily turn the other head of that cabbage, a few carrots, and onion slices into a homemade slaw to go right on top of the corned beef for the perfect Reuben sandwich (don’t forget the 1,000 Island Dressing and Swiss Cheese!). This recipe is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day meal, but it will also feed you and the crew for more than one meal!


Author: Beth Anne Allen

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