Guinness adds an amazing rich hearty flavor to this Crockpot Guinness Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe. The slow cooker does all the work and you have the perfect meal for St. Patrick's Day or any day of the year!
Crock Pot Guinness Corned Beef and Cabbage
I am dreaming of returning to Ireland! The closer it gets to St. Patrick's Day the more I want to be on a plane back to Dublin. We fell madly deeply in love with Ireland while we were there. Oh my goodness the people, the sites, the food, the Guinness was all so amazing.
We did learn while we were in Ireland that Corned Beef and Cabbage is not really something that is served in Ireland. Even knowing this I had to make up a Crock Pot Guinness Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe. It just seemed like the thing to do.
When I think of St. Patrick's Day I always think of Corned Beef and Cabbage oh and Guinness so why not combine them into one heavenly dish.
Do you think of corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day?
This recipe makes a ton! I love that I can make other recipes with the leftovers. You can make a killer Guinness Corned Beef grilled cheese sandwich! It is amazing!
- Baby red potatoes
- Corned beef brisket with spice packet
Slow Cooker - I like to use a 6 or 8-quart slow cooker for most recipes. I want to make sure that the entire piece of corned beef brisket is covered in as much Guinness as possible.
Kitchen Tongs - You will want a sturdy pair of kitchen tongs to get all of the cabbage and then the corned beef out of the crockpot. The liquid will be bubbling hot so you want to be really careful when removing the corned beef.
Strainer Basket - I love using this to get the potatoes out of the crockpot. You can let the juice drip off a bit before serving. It is easy to clean and helps get all of the yummy goodness from the crockpot easily.
We have a ton of Crock-Pot recipes on the blog. You can see all of them in our Crock Pot Recipe Section. This is one of our favorite recipes to make. Everyone loves this Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. It is so easy to make and tastes amazing!
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Crock Pot Guinness Corned Beef and Cabbage
- 10 Red potatoes quartered
- 1 Onion peeled cut into pieces
- 4 Cups Water
- 4 pounds Corned beef brisket with spice packet
- 6 ounces Guinness Draught Stout Beer
- ½ Cabbage coarsely chopped
- Place onions and potatoes in the bottom of the Crock-Pot
- Pour in water and place brisket on top
- Pour beer over brisket, It is about a half a can so enjoy the 2nd half as you cook
- Sprinkle brisket with spices set Crock Pot on high
- Cook 8 hours on high, 1 hour before serving stir in cabbage pieces and recover crock pot
Originally posted March 2014, updated March 3, 2020
Delicious recipe; I did add 2 pounds of baby carrots with the potatoes and onions. 👍
Should the corn beef be total submerged?
This is my go-to recipe for corned beef. But I don't wait until St. Patrick's day, I love it, so I make it whenever I want. Of course... St Patrick's day, it's a requirement. The only thing I do different is that I use the entire bottle of Guinness and leave 1 cup of water out. Comes out perfect every time. Thanks for giving me this amazing version.
Eight hours on high?
How many servings does this recipe make, and what portions do you use?
Hi, It is really up to you how big of portions you serve. We are able to serve quite a few meals off of this recipe.
You cook on high for 8 hours?
No. Cook on low for 8 hours or about 4 1/2 hours on high.
Sounds like a great recipe for corned beef. What is the spice packet? Thank you.
Lovely recipe variation thank you. I can assure you it is most definitely an Irish dish originating in Ireland. Unusual that you didn't stumble across it while visiting as relatives inform me it is in almost every pub in Dublin. I have nana's recipe and don't usually try anything else but yours was lovely. Thank you.
I featured these on my blog this week (with proper link back to your post)! Thank you for such an awesome recipe! Keep them coming!
Should the liquid cover the corned beef?
Tammilee, when you send out any receipes could you please state how much it serves. Thanks, Betsy
Hi Betsy, some times I am not really sure how many it serves. There are only 2 of us so I can judge it only off of how long it lasts here in our house.
This looks great! 8 hours high seems like a lot. Is it 8 hours on low?
Hi, I have always done it on high. the meat comes out super tender along with the potatoes. There is enough juice in the crock pot that it does not dry out.
I've never made corned beef before and didn't realize it could go in the crock pot! I bet this would be a hit at our house!
I love this easy crockpot recipe. I put a twist on mine this year and went with Corned Beef Stuffed Cabbage. Check on the recipe on my site! http://www.behindtheplates.com/cornedbeefstuffedcabbage/
I love love love corned beef and cabbage. I've never had it made with Guiness though. Hmmm...
Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor)
I really should make something like this for St. Patty's Day. I can't believe I've never tried corned beef before. Looks tasty!
My mom makes this every year... and I LOVE the smell of it cooking! It's not St. Patty's day without it!
Mama to 5 BLessings
I have never had corn beef and cabbage before, this looks really good!
I have never had corned beef and I am a tiny bit Irish, so I should probably change that! Looks like a great recipe!!
oh gosh, you have my mouth WATERING, Tammilee!! lOoks amazing
jenny at dapperhouse
I Like cooking meat with beer! Great recipe for the season for sure 🙂
I would love to travel to Ireland but I will settle for making this recipe. It looks amazing.
CrazyMom a/k/a Melanie
Yummm.. this looks delicious.. I love Corned beef and cabbage, this will be our recipe to try this weekend, thanks for sharing you sure made it look easy
I think March is the only time of year where I even think to eat corned beef and cabbage. I haven't had it forever! I like the ease of making it in the crockpot.
I have never cooked corned beef in the crock pot below, but will definitely be giving it a try.
I so wish I had this cookinfg for super tonight!! This looks beyond tasty!!!! I am gonna have to make this ASAP! Thanks for the awesome recipe!!
I made mine in the crockpot this year too and it was crazy tender and delicious! Next time I'll add cabbage like you. 🙂
This is a great recipe, especially for St. Patrick's Day. My hubby will love it.
Can you believe that I've never had corned beef before? I didn't even realize it was something that you could make in a crock pot, I thought it only came in a can!
This looks absolutely delicious! We love corned beef, and always use the leftovers to make a corned beef hash the next day.
I'd love to go to Ireland. I've been to London and Paris, but still would like to visit Wales, Scotland and Ireland... One day!
Thanks for sharing this timely recipe. I need to pull out my crockpot!
My Hubby would love this, I'm not big on corned beef but, for this--I'd make an exception.
This looks sooo good! and thanks for all the crock pot recipes, I could always use new ones, I love my crock pot!
I would so love to go to Ireland! And that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.