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5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

You’re never going to guess how easy it is to make a delicious corned beef and cabbage meal. It’s as easy as adding 5 ingredients to your slow cooker and a few hours later you’ll have delicious corned beef and cabbage with carrots and potatoes, the perfect meal for St. Patrick’s Day!
4.34 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Inactive Time: 11 hours 33 minutes
Total Time: 19 hours 43 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 4-5 pound corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 8 small-to-medium red potatoes
  • 1 pound rainbow carrots whole carrots, 7-8 carrots, ends removed
  • 1 head of cabbage cut into wedges


  • Remove brisket from brine liquid it is packaged in, and remove the seasoning packet that it comes with.
  • Place brisket, fat side down in a slow cooker, sprinkle the seasoning packet over the brisket. Pour beef broth and water into the slow cooker and sprinkle in the salt. Set on low and cook for 5 hours. After 5 hours remove lid and add in potatoes, carrots, and cabbage wedges and cook on low for another 2-3 hours.
  • Take a fork and poke into the meat, it should fall apart. Take brisket out of the slow cooker and place on a board and slice it into slices, then serve a slice or two of the brisket with a red potato, 1 carrot and a wedge of cabbage.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1001kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 88g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 1209mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g