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Corned Beef Brisket With Beer, Slow Cooker

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This corned beef brisket recipe was shared on our forum by Tyloo.


  • large (about 9 pounds) corned beef brisket, cut in half
  • 2 cans of beer, regular (24 ounces)
  • cold water to cover
  • garni bag (see below)
  • 2 large onions halved
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 3 TBL dry mustard
  • 1/4 C brown sugar


Cut brisket in half; rinse off and put in large kettle and cover with cold water; bring to boil and cook 15 minutes. Discard water. Make garni bag (below), use cheesecloth and tie with string.

To the brisket, add the beer, cold water to cover, garni bag, the large halved onions, garlic, mustard, and brown sugar. Bring to boil and simmer for 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Do this the day before so the brisket will have great flavor. Save the water and the garni bag. Always keep brisket in the cooked liquid. Serving day, put carrots and potatos in smaller pots and ladle liquid into them to cook them, put cabbage cut in fourths into pot with brisket and cook until cabbage is tender.

Combine horseradish sauce ingredients (below) and serve with the corned beef.

For Garni Bag:

  • 2 tablespoons pickling spice, along with spices packed with the brisket
  • 10 whole peppercorns
  • 7 whole cloves
  • 3 bay leaves crumbled
  • parsley chopped

Horseradish Mustard Sauce

  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp (+) horseradish (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp onion salt
Mix and serve with the corned beef.

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 5 out of 5
Had almost written off Corned Beef & the sauce ..., Member peggysueross

I have made Corned Beef once or twice a year for a long time to varying success and satisfaction, but this year, with this recipe, it was FANTASTIC! We had almost written it off of our options and I was going to beg hubbie to take me out rather than cook another boring hunk of meat and I am so glad that we tried this! I think that the brown sugar helped the meat stay juicy and tender and the sauce ... OMG, the sauce is something we will be using all over anything that goes well with horseradish for some time! The Bomb!!

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