Crock Pot Spiced Corned Beef With Cider

Corned Beef Dinner
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  • 8 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings

This crock pot corned beef recipe is made with apple cider, cabbage, carrots, and other ingredients. Add some rutabaga or parsnips to the crock pot along with the potatoes. 

For a more traditional spiced flavor, use a bouquet garni bag with pickling spices. See the tips and variations for more.

What You'll Need

  • 3 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 small head cabbage, cut into wedges
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into large chunks
  • 1 corned beef brisket, about 3 to 4 pounds
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • dash allspice
  • 3 whole cloves

How to Make It

1. Place sliced onions and carrots in the crockpot. Trim excess fat from corned beef and cut in half if necessary; place meat on the vegetables.

2. In a bowl, combine the cider, brown sugar, orange peel, mustard, allspice, and cloves; pour over the brisket.

3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for about 7 hours. 

4. Add the cabbage wedges to the pot. Cover and continue cooking for 1 to 2 hours, or until the cabbage is tender.

Tips and Variations

For a spice-flavored corned beef, add a cheesecloth garnish bag with these seasonings: 2 tablespoons whole mixed pickling spices, 10 black peppercorns, 2 bay leaves, crumbled, and several sprigs of parsley.

Cut a medium rutabaga into large chunks and add to the slow cooker along with the potatoes.

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