Looking for a mouthwatering alternative to the traditional corned beef and cabbage? How about trying this delectable slow cooker corned beef and carrots recipe? This dish is perfect for those who aren’t a fan of slow-cooked cabbage and prefer their potatoes baked to perfection rather than in a Crock-Pot.
I know, I know, I should have shared this recipe earlier for St. Patrick’s Day, but life got in the way. But hey, there’s always a reason to celebrate with this easy and flavorful slow cooker corned beef and carrots recipe. So, if you happen to come across some clearance sales on corned beef this month or you’re already planning for next year, this recipe is a must-try!
The Perfect Combination: Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Carrots
- 3 lb corned beef
- One medium yellow onion, sliced thickly
- Around 25 large baby carrots (or 3 whole carrots, cut up)
- 10-15 cloves of whole peeled garlic
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth + 2 cups water (or all water)
- 1 Tbsp coarse ground mustard
- Spice packet from the corned beef
- Arrange the onions, carrots, and garlic cloves in the bottom of your slow cooker.
- Place the corned beef on top, with the fatty side facing down.
- Spread the beef with mustard and sprinkle the contents of the spice packet over it.
- Carefully pour the broth and water around the beef, making sure not to wash off the spices.
- Cook on high for 7-8 hours.
- Remove the corned beef from the slow cooker and slice it, discarding the fatty layer.
- Serve the succulent corned beef with the carrots, and add in some potatoes and a green vegetable of your choice.
That’s All Good!
When it comes to corned beef, it’s hard to go wrong as long as it’s cooked long enough. However, with this recipe, we take it up a notch by adding flavorful elements such as broth, garlic, and mustard, which complement the included spice packet perfectly. Baking the potatoes separately allows for a crispy skin and a delightful contrast of textures, unlike slow cooker potatoes. It also provides a less salty side to balance out the rich flavors of the beef.
Preferably, I recommend using the point cut corned beef, as it has more flavor compared to the leaner flat cut. But don’t worry, either cut will work wonders in this recipe.
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Go ahead and give this slow cooker corned beef and carrots recipe a try. Your taste buds will thank you!