Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage - the perfect St. Patrick's Day dinner!

St. Patrick’s Day is just over a week away – and this is probably the only post you’ll get from me about it. 

Y’all, I’m just not into any holiday that forces me to wear a color that looks awful on me. I’d rather just skip it. What I don’t skip is the corned beef. I love corned beef. 

And I cured this myself! Because guess what! My grocery stores don’t put corned beef out until right before St. Patty’s Day. Gahhh. So I bought some brisket, soaked it in some salt water with a bunch of funny smelling spices, and let it hang out in my fridge for 5 days. 

Also, I learned that the reason store-bought corned beef is pink is because they use a dyed salt to brine it. I had no idea. I always thought it was just one of those mysteries of the world. 

Anyway, it wasn’t difficult to do it myself. It took maybe 30 minutes to get the beef in it’s brine and then I didn’t think about it again until it was time to cook. And it turned on wonderfully. If you don’t want to buy 7 jars of spices that you’ll never use again, go ahead and get the corned beef from your grocery store and just cook that as directed.

I cooked mine with carrots, onions, and potatoes and then I added cabbage at the end of the cooking. The veggies turned out so good. We love cabbage and when it’s cooked with the corned beef, it turns out almost buttery. It’s so delicious – my husband and I practically fought over it! 

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage - the perfect St. Patrick's Day dinner!

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Corned Beef and Irish Cheddar Sliders – corned beef and Irish cheddar on potato rolls, brushed with a buttery glaze and baked until the cheese is melted and delicious. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

Corned Beef and Irish Cheddar Sliders - corned beef and Irish cheddar on potato rolls, brushed with a buttery glaze and baked until the cheese is melted and delicious. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

I’ve never really been much for St. Patrick’s Day.

In school I was way too uptight for the construction paper shamrocks the other girls pinned on their uniforms so I had to deal with the “Where’s your green?!” questions all day long.

As I’ve gotten older and now have kids that I can dress in green, I enjoy it a lot more.

But I’m still not one for traditional St. Paddy’s food.

You won’t see me slow cooking corned beef and cabbage or anything like that. My favorite thing to do this time of year is go to Costco and get a huge block of Kerrygold Dubliner and then eat it on top of black pepper Triscuits for a week straight. Never gets old.

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