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    Slow Cooker Spiced Corned Beef

    Two days of brining the beef allows the roast to infuse with flavors of spice and salt. This recipe cooks slowly over time, producing a savory, flavorful Corned Beef. Try this with the typical sides of cabbage and potatoes. Or on an open-faced Reuben. The spice notes in this recipe also work well with Asian Cuisine. Try using it in a Pho Noodle bowl in place of your usual protein!

    Slow Cooker Corned Beef

    A two day brine infuses a flat cut of brisket with spices and salt. This recipe cuts down on the traditional curing time by several days, but fear not, this technique produces a complex, layered flavor redolent with spices.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 6 hours
    Brining Time 2 days
    Total Time 2 days 6 hours 10 minutes
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American, Irish
    Servings 8 people


    • 1 Slow Cooker


    • 1 Bay Leaf
    • 4 Pounds Corned Beef Brisket Flat Cut
    • 1/4 tsp Cloves Whole
    • 1/4 tsp AllSpice Whole
    • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds yellow
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 1/4 cup kosher salt
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1 stick cinnamon
    • 3 cups water


    • Mix mustard seeds, red pepper flakes, allspice and cloves together.
    • Remove Beef from wrapper and rinse. Corned Beef comes pre-brined in it's packaging. (Using a pre packed meat cut allows you to cut down on curing time).
    • Place corned beef in slow cooker insert. Make sure it is pressed into bottom of the pot.
    • Pour water over corned beef, then add salt and sugar.
    • Add spice mix, bay leaf and cinnamon stick to corned beef.
    • Place lid back on the slow cooker insert and leave in your refrigerator for at least 2 days, 3 maximum. Turn corned beef over once a day to insure even curing.
    • After the curing process is complete, place insert, including spices and brining liquid into slow cooker and cook on high setting for 6 hours.
    • Remove corned beef from slow cooker, discarding extra spices, bay leaf, brining liquid and cinnamon stick.
    • Slice corned beef and serve. This recipe is delicious served traditionally with cabbage and potatoes, or as a tasty leftover Reuben sandwich lunch.


    Keyword 2 day corned beef, brisket, corned beef, slow cooker corned beef, st patricks day
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