Slow Cooker Guinness Corned Beef and Cabbage
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Slow Cooker Guinness Corned Beef and Cabbage

Classic corned beef and cabbage but cooked with a bottle of Guinness beer and a touch of brown sugar!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: guinness corned beef and cabbage
Servings: 6
Calories: 597kcal
Author: Sarah Olson



  • 2.5 lb. flat cut corned beef brisket
  • 1 seasoning packet from above roast
  • 12 oz. Guinness Beer (I use bottled extra stout)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 Yukon gold potatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ head cabbage, cut into slices


  • Add the corned beef to the slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle over the seasoning packet that came with the roast. Sprinkle over the brown sugar. Add the potatoes, carrots, garlic and bay leaf on top of the roast. Pour over the beer.
  • Add the lid to the slow cooker. The total cooking time is 8 hours on low. You can choose when to add your cabbage. I put my cabbage in at the 6 hour mark and cooked for the remaining 2 hours, that's how I like it. Some like to add it at the beginning, and some at the last 30 minutes.  
  • Serve by removing the veggies and removing the corned beef on to a cutting board. Cut the corned beef into slices and serve with the veggies.



Nutritional values are approximate. Please use your own calculations if you require a special diet.


Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 2367mg | Potassium: 1768mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 6870IU | Vitamin C: 107.3mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 11.1mg