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Crock Pot Corned Beef and Beer + Bacon Cabbage

Written by Jen Sill

Written by Jennifer Sill


Saint Patrick’s day was YESTERDAY.

I know…

But… I’m making this tonight.  For a group of girls coming over.

Then, I’m making it for may parents when they come to visit later this week.

I kinda fell in love with it because it is SOO easy – in a crock pot.  And SOOOOO tasty.

Even if you’re not a cabbage fan, you MUST try this cabbage on the grill sometime this year.  It is the best veggie I’ve ever eaten.  And my kids want more of it than any other veggie I’ve given them.  (But what isn’t good when you take the ‘health’ out of it with bacon and butter?)


Bacon Makes it Better Cabbage:


Head of Cabbage

1/4 pound of bacon

1/2 stick of butter

Cavenders Seasoning

Spray Butter

1/2 onion – optional.  I didn’t use it.


Layer all ingredients in a aluminum foil pan (if you’re grilling).  Make sure to shake Cavenders on each layer.  Use the spray butter to make it stick.
Cover with foil.  Grill for 45 minutes to an hour.  (Or bake in an oven at 400 degrees)

Crock Pot Beer & Corned Beef Brisket

2 -4 lbs corned beef brisket
Garlic Pepper
Ground Mustard
6 red potatoes, quartered
2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
1/2 bag baby carrots
1 bay leaf (or two small ones)
1 can beer



Place potatoes, onions, carrots, and bay leaf in crock pot.


Sprinkle Ground Mustard and Garlic Pepper on both sides of meat.  Put meat on top of veggies.

If desired, place cabbage wedges on top of meat.

Pour beer over all.


Cover and cook on LOW heat setting 9-11 hours.

Slice brisket thinly across grain (let it cool 5- 10 minutes for easier slicing).

Serve with vegetables.



About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She’s helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.