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Crock Pot Apple Cider Corned Beef and Cabbage {Simple Corned Beef Brisket}

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Crock Pot Apple Cider Corned Beef and Cabbage uses apple cider to tenderize and flavor corned beef brisket. . This slow cooker corned beef and cabbage are sweet and savory with the corned beef spices. This is your new crock pot corned beef recipe.


Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Who likes corn beef and cabbage? I know I do! I love making slow cooker corned beef and cabbage for a wonderful tender meal! Plus crock pot corned beef recipe is effortless too!

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Corned Beef Brisket

We all have St Patrick Day traditions. After all, everyone is Irish on St Patty’s Day! My tradition is corned beef brisket.

Why? I love making a crock pot corned beef recipe so when I get home that corn beef and cabbage is ready to eat.

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Irish Recipes

I am part Irish. If you could not tell by my fair complexion, reddish hair, and green eyes. Even though my family is Irish, we never had corned beef brisket or any other Irish recipes for that matter.

Since crockpot corned beef is a must in Cleveland, which is a huge Irish city. Irish recipes are a must in Cleveland! I now make corned beef in crock pot. 

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How To Cook Corned Beef Brisket In Slow Cooker

The secret to cooking corned beef brisket in a slow cooker is simple. It requires a liquid and some corned beef spices. What liquid will give this crockpot corned beef recipe a great flavor as it slow cooks?

Apple Cider Recipe

One liquid I love to cook with is apple cider. So making this corned beef and cabbage as an apple cider recipe was easy to do. The apple cider not only will tenderize the corned beef brisket but will also make the cabbage a sweet and savory taste!


Corned Beef Spices

One important thing in this slow cooker is corned beef and cabbage is the corned beef spices. That spice packet that comes with the corned beef brisket is what adds a savory taste to the apple cider recipe.

Instant Pot Corned Beef

Can you make this slow cooker corned beef recipe as Instant Pot Corned Beef? Yes, you can I have! Only I use the slow cooker option on the Instant Pot. 

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Yield: 10 servings

Crock Pot Apple Cider Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe


Crock Pot Apple Cider Corned Beef and Cabbage uses apple cider to cook the corned beef brisket. This slow cooker corned beef and cabbage is sweet and savory with the corned beef spices. This is your new crock pot corned beef recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes


  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 large onion (cut into quarters)
  • 3 lbs corned beef brisket (with spices)
  • 8 small red potatoes cut into quarters
  • 1 pounds head cabbage (cored and cut into 10 wedges)
  • 1 cup baby carrots


  1. Combine the apple cider, sugar, pepper, mustard, spice packet of the corned beef, and garlic, in a 6 qt crock pot and mix well.
  2. Place corned beef and onions in the mixture. Scatter the potatoes and carrots over the top and along the sides.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 4 hours.
  4. Remove the lid and scatter the cabbage wedges over the top.
  5. Cover and continue cooking on low 3-4 hours longer, or until beef is tender.


Apple juice is ok to juice if you can not find apple cider

**Note DO NOT USE apple cider vinegar, it is not the same as apple cider

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 570Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 43g

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Thursday 11th of March 2021

Regular apple cider or apple cider vinegar?

Deanna Samaan

Sunday 14th of March 2021

regular apple cider

Brandi Burgess

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

I love the apple cider in this recipe!!! Sounds so good!!!!


Wednesday 10th of April 2019

This looks so beautiful and I love the flavors going on. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa@Lisa's Dinnertime Dish

Monday 11th of March 2019

This is a perfect meal for St. Patrick's Day!

Sandra Shaffer

Sunday 10th of March 2019

Oooh, love the addition of apple cider. I've already made corned beef last week, but I'm making it again this week so this is perfect timing to try something new!


Sunday 10th of March 2019

The slow cooker is the perfect way to make corned beef. I always buy up a couple of roasts this time of year and tuck them in the freezer for later in the year. Looks like a delicious recipe.

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