Slow Cooked Corned Beef


1 Corned Beef Brisket Boneless with seasoning packet (2-1/2 to 3 pounds)
3 ribs celery, cut into 3-inch pieces
2 medium onions, cut into quarters
2-1/2 cups water, divided
1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
1 pound green cabbage, cut into thin wedges
1 pound red-skinned potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces
6 to 8 baby carrots, trimmed or 4 medium carrots, cut crosswise into thirds
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Red Currant-Mustard Sauce
1 jar (12 ounces) red currant jelly
3 tablespoons country Dijon-style mustard


  • Place celery and onions in 4-1/2- to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker; top with corned beef brisket. Sprinkle contents of seasoning packet over brisket. Add 2 cups water and beer. Cover and cook on HIGH 6 to 7 hours or on LOW 9 to 10 hours or until brisket is fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.)
  • Meanwhile, place cabbage, potatoes and carrots in 2-1/2 quart microwave-safe dish; add remaining 1/2 cup water. Cover; microwave on HIGH 15 to 18 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring or rearranging once. Drain; remove and discard cores from cabbage wedges. Add butter; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Toss to coat; keep warm.
  • Prepare Red Currant-Mustard Sauce. Place jelly in medium microwave-safe bowl. Cover; microwave on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring once. Whisk in mustard. Cover; microwave on HIGH 30 seconds. Stir; keep warm.
  • Remove brisket and carve diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with vegetables and sauce. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Source: American Hereford Association