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Melt In Your Mouth Apple & Brown Sugar Corned Beef

Updated on November 9, 2013
5 stars from 1 rating of Apple & Brown Sugar Corned Beef

Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional Irish meal; one that is fun to prepare (and eat) on St. Patrick's Day. I came across this recipe and added my own little tweaks to it, and it has become one of my husband's favorite meals.

The recipe that I originally found was written to feed an army (roughly eight to ten servings). That will be the recipe that I give you today; but if it's just you and your family at dinner time, all you have to do is condense the ingredient sizes in half. Simple!I Don't worry about the cook time--that doesn't really change. Remember, the longer you cook it, the more tender the meat will be.

I hope you enjoy this meal as much as my family does!

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 5 hours
Ready in: 5 hours 20 min
Yields: Up to 8 to 10 servings
You need a large crock pot to get the job done.
You need a large crock pot to get the job done. | Source


  • 4 cups Apple (or your choice) Juice
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar or Molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard
  • 2 (3 lbs.) Briskets, with spice packets
  • 20 Small Red Potatoes, washed and scrubbed
  • 4 Carrots, chopped into chunks
  • 2 Vidalia Onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 head Cabbage, cored and chopped into chunks


  1. Mix together apple (or your choice) juice, brown sugar/molasses, and mustard until all contents are completely dissolved. Pour into a slow cooker and add spice packets. Lay the briskets into the mixture.
  2. Top brisket with potatoes, carrots, onions, and cabbage. Push all ingredients into the liquids.
  3. Cover and cook on high until brisket is tender (about 4 to 5 hours); cook on low for about 8 to 10 hours for optimum tenderness. Cut and serve with veggies.

Bonus Tips:

  • Drizzle the juices from the crock pot on top of your corned beef; it enhances its flavor
  • Serve with freshly baked rolls or bread to "sop" up the juices and you've got yourself a meal!
  • Leftover corned beef is great for making sandwiches


Apple & Brown Sugar Corned Beef

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/10
Calories 672
Calories from Fat207
% Daily Value *
Fat 23 g35%
Saturated fat 8 g40%
Carbohydrates 87 g29%
Sugar 23 g
Fiber 10 g40%
Protein 30 g60%
Cholesterol 117 mg39%
Sodium 1438 mg60%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

I'd love to hear how you enjoyed this meal. Comment below to let me know!

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    • TabithaECleary profile imageAUTHOR

      Tabitha E Cleary 

      5 years ago from Montgomery, AL

      Thanks! It really is yummo! I hope you enjoy it!

    • Susan Recipes profile image


      5 years ago from India

      Wow.. This is making my mouth water. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.


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