Beer Braised Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

WW Recipe of the Day: Beer Braised Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
(320 calories | *13 WW Freestyle SmartPoints)

This beer-braised corned beef is slow cooking at its best. Everything – main dish and sides – cook together for a meal you’ll anticipate all day. The ultimate one pot meal, it is a St. Patrick’s Day classic I’m happy to eat any time of year!

I’m definitely a fan of corned beef, even though it’s a WW splurge. 

Mom always makes her corned beef and cabbage on the stove top, so for many years I carried on the tradition.

But since I’m always looking for ways to make things quicker, easier and simpler, for the past few years I’ve been experimenting with different slow cooker corned beef and cabbage recipes instead. I’m so glad I did.

For the total Irish experience this St. Patrick’s Day, why not bake up a loaf of Irish Soda BreadEasy Whole Wheat Soda Bread, or Irish Brown Bread to serve alongside?

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Beer Braised Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

This is slow cooking at its best. Everything – main dish and sides – cook together for a meal you’ll anticipate all day.

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time8 hrs

Total Time8 hrs 20 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: corned beef and beer, crock pot beer braised corned beef

Servings (adjustable): 8

Calories: 320

Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 4 medium red-skinned potatoes, quartered
  • 4 carrots, cut into 1-1/2 inch chunks
  • 2 medium onions, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (3-pound) corned beef brisket, juices and spices reserved
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, cored and cut into wedges
  • 12 ounces light beer


  • Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 6 to 7-Quart oval.

  • Place the potatoes, carrots, onions in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with the thyme and add the bay leaf.

  • Trim any excess fat from the meat. Place the meat on top of the vegetables. Pour reserved juices and spices from the brisket and the beer over the mixture.

  • Lay the cabbage wedges around and on top of the meat.

  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or until the meat and vegetables are tender.

  • Remove the bay leaf and discard. Transfer meat to a serving platter and thinly slice across the grain. Using a slotted spoon transfer the vegetables to a serving bowl. Serve the meat and vegetables with reserved cooking liquid if desired.

Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *8 Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *9 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *13

Nutrition Facts

Beer Braised Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Amount Per Serving (1 /8th recipe)

Calories 320 Calories from Fat 126

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14g 22%

Saturated Fat 3g 15%

Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%

Dietary Fiber 7g 28%

Protein 19g 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.

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