Slow-Cooked Corned Beef in Beer with Red Currant-Mustard Sauce

Slow-Cooked Corned Beef in Beer with Red Currant-Mustard Sauce

Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff 8 Servings • 15 Min. Prep Time • 6 Hrs. Cook Time


1 (2-1/2 -3 lb.) boneless corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
3 ribs celery, cut into 3-in. pieces
2 medium onions, cut into quarters
2-1/2 c. water, divided
12 oz. bottle beer
1 lb. green cabbage, cut into thin wedges
1 lb. red-skinned potatoes, cut into 2-in. pieces
6-8 baby carrots, trimmed or 4 med. carrots, cut crosswise into thirds
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Red Currant-Mustard Sauce:
1 jar (12 oz.) red currant jelly
3 Tbsp. country Dijon-style mustard


1. Place celery and onions in 4-1/2- to 5-1/2-qt. slow cooker; top with corned beef brisket. Sprinkle contents of seasoning packet over brisket. Add 2 c. water and beer. Cover; cook on HIGH 6-7 hrs. or on LOW 9-10 hrs., or until brisket is fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.)

2. Meanwhile, place cabbage, potatoes and carrots in 2-1/2 qt. microwave-safe dish; add remaining 1/2 c. water. Cover; microwave on HIGH 15-18 min. or until vegetables are tender, stirring or rearranging once. Drain; remove and discard cores from cabbage wedges. Add butter; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Toss to coat; keep warm.

3. Prepare Red Currant-Mustard Sauce. Place jelly in medium microwave-safe bowl. Cover; microwave on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 min. or until melted, stirring once. Whisk in mustard. Cover; microwave on HIGH 30 sec. Stir; keep warm.

4. Remove brisket and carve diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with vegetables and sauce. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

* Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.


Calories: 431; Total Fat: 18g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 86mg; Total Carbs: 47g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 17g; Sodium: 1097mg;

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