Thursdays Are For Cooking

| April 15, 2021


Crispy Corned Beef

The cold weather is still here where I live, so this kind of slow cooker pick-me-up is good on a chilly day.

This is from Dinner Then Dessert, by way of the author, Sabrina Snyder. When you see how she sliced it for the camera, it makes you just want to dive into that cut of beef.

Perfect for the chilly weather we’ve been having where I am, and add some potatoes to it, plus a good side order of veggies and a fresh-cut veggie plate, and you’re sitting in on a meal that the Colonials might have envied. Even the desserts we can come up with nowadays might make them wish they were here.

Here’s the link to the original:

Crispy Slow Cooker Corned Beef

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 hours
  • Total Time: 9 hours 5 minutes
  • Course: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Irish
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder


  • 3 pounds corned beef , with packet
  • 1 cups water , maybe less depending on size of slow cooker
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add corned beef, fat side up, to the slow cooker.
  2. Add the minced garlic, spice packet, sugar and pepper to the top of the meat and rub on.
  3. Add the vinegar and bay leaf to the side of the corned beef and add just enough water to come up about 25% of the way to the top of the meat.
  4. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.
  5. If for some reason the corned beef is not browned on top, or enough to your liking, put under a broiler (6-7 inches away) for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Leave the oven door open a bit so you can look in, this isn’t something you can leave unattended.

Category: Cooking, Economy

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Cold where you live? Hell, we woke up to two plus inches of snow on the ground here where I am.

Oh, and just for SFC D, the forecast for Driggs is 42/18 and for sj, the forecast for Old Faithful is 28/9./smile


Wow! Love Sabrina’s website–thanks, Ex. I see a whole bunch of recipes, including this one, that Miz Poe and I will try.


Cornered beef beast percurlated lowly in the crockett pot. Add some cabbages & taters, cornbread from the skillet, (or some of that good crusty bread) a pint or 6 of cold Stout and I’m your O’Quinn, Lassie.

87F yesterday, little cold snap today, high was only 73F.

Tanks Ex…Let’s eat!