Crock Pot Corned Beef

I’ve never made corned beef before, but I really do enjoy a good Reuben every now and again.  I saw this recipe and decided to give it a try.  To my surprise, it was not only super simple, but it was quite tasty too.  The best part?  It only has 340 calories per serving and it makes a TON!  Served with a warm roll and a cold Guinness,  my husband was a big fan.  

** Note ** I have since given up wheat, so I had no roll and no Guinness, but I was also a big fan

Corned Beef
Makes 10 Servings
340 Calories per Serving
15g Fat, 19g Protein, 35g Carbs, 7g Fiber

3 cups baby carrots, washed
1 cup chopped celery
1 large onion, cut into large pieces
4 potatoes, peeled and chunked
small head of cabbage, cut into wedges
4-lb. corned beef
1 cup water
1 tsp salt *
1/2 tsp black pepper *

* If the corned beef that you buy includes a spice packet, use either the spice packet OR the salt and pepper – NOT BOTH

1. Place carrots, celery, potatoes, seasonings, and water in a crock pot.

2. Add beef and cover with onions.

3. Cover.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours or 5-6 hours on high.

4. Around 7 hours, lift corned beef and add cabbage, pushing the wedges down into the broth.  Place corned beef back on top of the veggies.  Cover and cook for 1 more hour.

5. Remove corned beef, cool and slice on the diagonal.  Serve surrounded by veggies.

Note – Horseradish is quite tasty with this meal.



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About Food4Thought

I am no fitness expert. I am simply someone who has found joy in fitness and nutrition. I am a certified group fitness instructor. I’ve been teaching at the local health club for about 3 years now. While Zumba was my first love, I have since added Total Conditioning, Bodyworks plus Abs, and Core to my repertoire of classes. I work with a personal trainer to help me reach my fitness goals that I cannot obtain through group fitness alone. This year I ran my first 5K and plan to run my first 10K in March. To further my knowledge in the fitness realm, I have begun reading Strong Women Stay Slim, New Rules for Lifting Abs, and The Body Sculpting Bible for Women. On my list to read next is Wheat Belly. I am always looking for new ways to further my education and knowledge to better serve the members that take my group fitness classes. Lately, I have started tinkering with recipes, buying healthy cookbooks, and finding easy, tasty, and healthy foods to make. Like I mentioned earlier, I am by no means an expert, but the things I share with you have helped me tremendously with my fitness journey. It is my hope that with these easy tips and recipes, that you too can make these tiny steps and see big positive changes in your life.

One response to “Crock Pot Corned Beef”

  1. espirational says :

    I cooked my last corned beef in the slow cooker and loved it. Don’t think I’ll cook it any other way from now on.

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