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Best Slow Cooker Corned Beef Ever

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
3 reviews

ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   8

recipe id: 51116
cook method: crock pot

Marinating the beef brisket in the brine creates a tasty and moist corned beef. Cooking in the slow cooker makes it all even easier. What do you think - is this the best corned beef you've ever had? Let us know!

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5 pounds corned beef briskets
1 head garlic, peeled and smashed
2 tablespoons peppercorns
2 tablespoons dried thyme
1 tablespoon mustard seed
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon celery seed
4 cloves garlic
2 cups apple cider, divided
1 bottle (12 ounce size) dark beer


Place brisket, garlic, peppercorns, thyme, mustard seed, Cajun seasoning, allspice, cumin, celery seed, cloves and 1/3 cup cider in a zip-top plastic bag. Place bag in large plastic container in case of leakage. Refrigerate overnight.

Place brisket and marinade in slow cooker. Add remaining apple cider and beer. Cover and cook on LOW 10 hours. Remove from slow cooker and slice against the grain. Strain sauce and pour over meat.

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Mindy, Tallahassee, Florida USA


966 calories, 76 grams fat, 16 grams carbohydrates, 50 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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Omit the seasoning packet that comes with the corned beef and just use this recipe! My grocery store finally started carrying corned beef brisket year round instead of just in March so now I can have it when I want it (love reuben sandwiches and reuben casseroles). This recipe makes it so tender and flavorful.

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We have been using this recipe for years...the best for sure!

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what if you buy a corned beef already seasoned?
do I still need to marinate it overnight?
Would marinating it in the cider and beer be good over night or no?

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This recipe turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

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Guest Foodie

Found exact same recipe in a slowcooker recipe book. Just didn't like the flavor. Not Corned Beef.