Filed Under: Beef, Dinner, Potatoes, Pregnancy, Under 20 Mins

Touch-of-Irish Corned Beef with Potatoes and Cabbage

Corned beef is a salted, spiced piece of beef brisket. This cut of beef needs long, moist cooking. Combined with Ireland's favourite tipple and dietary mainstays potatoes and cabbage, you have a complete one-pot meal in the slow cooker. Slainte!

September 29th, 2009

By LeeAnne Wright

"All of the kids had fun helping to make this, and they liked eating it, too. Maybe even more so since they felt like they cooked it. None of us had tried this dish before, and we all thought it was great. Having a meal that the kids can assist with- and one that creates minimal dished- is always a big help." Carrie Savard, mom of Paige, 11 Hailey, 5, and Kienan, 2, Maple Ridge, B.C.
Prep Time
Prep time: 20 minutes, In the slow cooker: 6 hours on high
  • 1 can of Guinness beer (440 ml)
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large onion, cut into thin slices
  • 2-1/2 lb corned beef packaged with spices
  • 12 small red and yellow potatoes
  • 1 head of green cabbage, cored and cut into 10 wedges
  1. Combine the beer, vinegar, sugar, pepper and onions in the slow cooker. Place the corned beef in the mixture. Scatter the potatoes over the top and along the sides.

  2. Set slow cooker to high and cook for 4 hours. Remove the lid and nestle in the cabbage wedges. Cover and continue cooking on high for 2 hours longer.

  3. Cut the corned beef into slices and serve with the cabbage and potatoes. Serve with a small bowl of the Guinness sauce to spoon over.

Nutrients Per Serving

NUTRIENTS PER SERVING: 632 calories, 19 g fat, 119 mg calcium, 2,937 mg sodium, 76 g carbohydrates, 8 g fibre, 35 g protein. Excellent source of niacin, vitamin B12, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, vitamin B6, iron, magnesium and zinc.

Touch-of-Irish Corned Beef with Potatoes and Cabbage
Photography by Edward Pond