How do I cook corned beef in my crockpot?

November 16th, 2012

I am cooking a corned beef point cut in the crock pot. My question is how long should I cook it to be super tender? I read to cook it 6 to 8 hours covered with water? Does this sound correct. I was going to do it on high covered in water for one hour then on low for 7 hours. Its 9:30 now, I want it done by around 6. Thank you for your help!!!

I’d go on high for 2 hours then on low for 6. By then it should be nice and tender. Place about 2" of broth or water in the bottom of the crockpot and season the top with pepper and sliced onions and BBQ sauce on top of the sliced onions. Don’t peek for the whole 8 hours, if you can stand it. crock pot reviews

Here’s a recipe that sounds wonderful and had a great review.

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage – Serves 8

A flavorful crockpot corned beef and cabbage, made with corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.

Ingredients:
6 to 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into thick (about 1/2-inch) slices
3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
1 corned beef brisket, about 3 pounds
1 cabbage, about 2 pounds
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups water

Preparation:
Lightly butter or spray a 5 to 6-quart crockpot; layer potato slices over bottom of pot with carrots. Place corned beef on vegetables. Slice cabbage into 8 wedges and arrange around meat. Sprinkle with the pepper and add water. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 7 to 8 hours, until meat and vegetables are tender.
Remove meat to a platter; cover with foil and rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

6 Responses to “How do I cook corned beef in my crockpot?”

  1. wondergirl

    U can boil the corned beef on the stovetop for about an hour. that makes it really tender. then cook it on high in the crockpot for four or more hours. it should be covered with water 2. hope this helps.
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  2. Graceeh

    I’d go on high for 2 hours then on low for 6. By then it should be nice and tender. Place about 2" of broth or water in the bottom of the crockpot and season the top with pepper and sliced onions and BBQ sauce on top of the sliced onions. Don’t peek for the whole 8 hours, if you can stand it. :)

    Here’s a recipe that sounds wonderful and had a great review.

    Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage – Serves 8

    A flavorful crockpot corned beef and cabbage, made with corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.

    Ingredients:
    6 to 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into thick (about 1/2-inch) slices
    3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
    2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
    1 corned beef brisket, about 3 pounds
    1 cabbage, about 2 pounds
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1 1/2 cups water

    Preparation:
    Lightly butter or spray a 5 to 6-quart crockpot; layer potato slices over bottom of pot with carrots. Place corned beef on vegetables. Slice cabbage into 8 wedges and arrange around meat. Sprinkle with the pepper and add water. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 7 to 8 hours, until meat and vegetables are tender.
    Remove meat to a platter; cover with foil and rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
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  3. Robert S

    Low & slow is better for tender meats. Moist cooking means cover with water.
    I’d add an onion studded with cloves & bay leaves.
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  4. Baffled

    You will find some good tips at this website:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2203146_basic-crock-pot-corned-beef.html

    I think one of the best tips given was to cook your vegetables separately. Corned beef is a tough cut of meat and requires a long cooking time. If you try to cook your vegetables in the crockpot at the same time, they will be mushy and they never end up tasting very good in the strong corned beef juices.

    I would like to add to those tips that if you are planning to add the seasoning packet, don’t just open the packet and dump it into the crockpot. Instead, cut a little square of cheese cloth, pour the seasoning packet into the middle, gather it up and tie it with a piece of string. Then just throw the little bundle into your crockpot. Your roast will still be flavored nicely, but when your roast is done cooking, you won’t be spending time picking out all those tiny little pieces of pickling spices. When your roast is finished cooking, just fish out the little bundle of spices and throw it away.

    The best way to cook corned beef is in the pressure cooker. (That is the method I prefer). It only takes 45 minutes to an hour and comes out perfect and fork tender every time. Then I remove it to a baking pan, cover the top with a brown sugar/mustard/clove glaze on it and bake it in a 325 – 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, just long enough to set the glaze. That gives me just enough time to steam my cabbage.
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  5. n8smom96

    This is how I make mine all the time. I put the corned beef in the crock fatty side up. Add enough water just to slightly cover the meat and add the seasoning packet. I cut some cabbages in wedges and place on top of the corned beef. I then take foil and cover the top the pot then the lid. It helps the cabbage not get really brown on top. This will not be done in 6 hours. You really need a good 8 hours on low to do this. You can do the way you have listed, and it should turn out all right.
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  6. Kym the man

    Put your meat and seasonings in crock pot. Add 1 1/2 water and turn on low.
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