Crockpot Corned Beef and Guinness Beer Recipe

Funny how some of us wait once a year to have this fine tasty beef! I really love it like this. I should make it more often! You can cook this in the oven on low heat at 300 degrees covered or I like the ease of the crock pot. Either way the best results will come from making sure the meat is slow cooked. This fell apart, so tender, a hit a sweetness and a whole lot of flavor! I also recommend cooking the vegetables separately and add them at the end. Just boil them add olive oil, granulated garlic to taste, salt, pepper and some butter around 2 tablespoons toss while hot! I used cabbage, carrots and tiny white potatoes.

1- 4 pound or larger corned beef brisket and seasoning packet
2/3 cup brown sugar ( I have used less before depending how big the roast is, use 1/4 cup for less than a  4 pound beef)
1 bottle stout beer Irish beer 12 ounce bottle

Place beef in the crockpot, rub with the sugar then pour the beer on top. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high 4 to 6 hours. Make sure you test this with a fork that it pulls apart easy and is tender. You can also add carrots, cabbage cut up and potatoes if you like (tip is to pre boil them together add around 2 hours before cooking for the best results, sometimes the vegetables don't cook all the way through if you don't boil them first)

Great served with mashed potatoes and cabbage or used to make Reuben sandwiches with the leftovers.

Love Guinness?

Try: Colcannon Taters with Guinness Gravy

+claudia lamascolo  Author


  1. We are going to a Saint Patrick's day party and I am bringing a main dish. I might have to try this.

  2. I used to love cooking corned beef but my hubby would have to eat the entire thing himself now. As for the cabbage, I could do a great job on that. I just LOVE cabbage.
    Great dish!
    Like the new updated header to the blog. Looks nice.

  3. you are so right - and I do love corned beef even if it is an American iconic food made for St. Pat's .... and I do love the ease of your recipe, now all I need is a little time and a good loaf of rye...

  4. Sounds like a winner. We always cook ours in the crockpot and make a big one so we'll have extra for Reubans.

  5. Yum! I have to cook corn beef at this time every year. Love the new banner!

  6. I love being Italian but it is so much fun to switch gears on March 17th. The recipe is perfect!

  7. A great dish, Claudia!! Corned Beef and Guinness…sounds fabulous!

  8. Great recipe, Claudia!! Corned Beef and Guinness sounds fabulous!

  9. Oh my! The sounds so good! Love your Guinness recipes...

  10. I found your recipe pinned on Pinterest and decided that because of it's ease I would give it a try. i've always used the crockpot to cook mine, but never in Guiness. My house smells amazing right now, can't wait to eat tonight. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  11. @nfaband GREAT so glad you tried it.. can't get enough it's really an awesome recipe lets us know what you think! Hugs thanks for the visit and comment!


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