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Corned Beef & Winter Vegetables

Points® value
Total Time
5 hr 10 min
10 min
5 hr
Why wait until St. Patrick’s Day? Permission granted to make this meal any time you’re hankering for a cozy plate of beef and vegetables. Using a slow cooker means you won’t have to babysit the corned beef as it simmers on the stove. And leaving the potatoes unpeeled not only saves prep time; it also helps the tubers hold their shape during the long cooking process.



1 large, sliced

Bay leaf

1 leaf/leaves

Uncooked corned beef brisket

2 pound(s), trimmed


4 medium, cut into 2-inch chunks

Uncooked red potato

1 pound(s), small, scrubbed and halved

Green cabbage

½ head(s), small, (about 1 lb), cut into 8 wedges


  1. In the bottom of a 4-quart (or larger) slow cooker, spread the onion slices and add the bay leaf. Arrange the corned beef on top and scatter the carrots and potatoes around the beef. Arrange the cabbage wedges on top of the vegetables. Add 1 1⁄4 cups water. Cover and cook until the corned beef is fork-tender, 4 to 5 hours on High or 8 to 9 hours on Low.
  2. Transfer the corned beef to a cutting board and cut into 16 slices. Discard the bay leaf. Serve with the vegetables.
  3. Serving size: 2 slices corned beef, ½ carrot, 1 cabbage wedge, and about 1½ potatoes