Slow Cooker Ale-Braised Corned Beef and Brussel Sprouts

Slow Cooker Ale-Braised Corned Beef and Brussels

I know many of you have already planned your food for the day, but maybe you won’t have time tonight to make the St Patrick’s Day meal. Here is an awesome excuse to pick up one of the remaining corned beef briskets on sale and make it this weekend!

Slow Cooker Ale-Braised Corned Beef
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This ale-braised corned beef turns out perfect every time! The beer makes the beef tender and marries all the flavors wonderfully! Our family loves this recipe and asks for it more than just once a year!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 3 pound corned beef brisket with season packet
  • 1 bag of baby carrots
  • 1-2 bottles of amber ale(medium colored beer not light) enough to cover beef ¾ way up
  • 12-16 oz brussel sprouts
  • 2 T of butter
  • Sauce:
  • ½ cups sour cream
  • 2 T whole grain mustard
  1. In a large slow cooker, place seasoning packet, beef, carrots and beer. Cook until beef tender (high 4-5 hours or low 7-8 hours).
  2. If cooking on low, place the brussel sprouts on top of the beef to steam cook.
  3. In a bowl combine sour cream and mustard.
  4. Slice the beef and serve with the veggies on the side with bowl of sauce.
TIP: Cabbage can be substituted but increase to 2 full beers. I always start checking the veggies' doneness an hour or so before finish. If it seems like they are still not tender enough, I push them down into the liquid to help cooking. When adding extra ingredients, remember to have liquid filled at least ¾ way up the food.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 512 Fat: 31g Saturated fat: 12 Carbohydrates: 22g Sodium: 1729 Fiber: 6g Cholesterol: 152m


Adapted from Real Simple Magazine