Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

I don't know what it is about cabbage. I love it. It's so simple and it has a mellow flavor. What makes it so irresistible? Every time I watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie's mom says, "Cabbage Soup for dinner...again.." I think, "Jealous! I want Cabbage Soup!" A few weeks ago, on Saint Patrick's Day to be exact, Dan and I made a delicious Reuben Grilled Cheese Sandwich to share because we're festive like that. That sandwich reminded me of my love for cabbage. So guess what kind of streak I'm on now. Charlie's family would not want to feast with us.

In a large skillet, cook cabbage, onion, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper for 7-10 minutes, or until the cabbage is soft.

Add to a large slow cooker along with corned beef brisket (sprinkle the seasoning that comes with it RIGHT on top of that slab of meat), baby red potatoes, carrots, celery, chicken broth and water.

Cook on Low heat for 7-8 hours. Remove the brisket from the crockpot and cut it into bite-size pieces. This is a FATTY piece of meat, so take the time to remove and discard the fat before returning the meat to the crockpot. Your choppers will thank you for heeding this advice.

Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until meat is warmed through. Serve to cabbage-loving bellies!

What should I do with my cabbage today?

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Super easy, comforting soup that can be tossed right into your slow cooker!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Mar 28, 2015

Serves: 8-10

Total time: 7-8 hrs

Crockpot

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3-lb. corned beef briscuit with seasoning packet
  • 8 baby red potatoes, cut into small chunks
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 4 stalks celery, sliced
  • 32-oz. container chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
Instructions:
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cabbage, onion, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until cabbage is soft and onions are fragrant.
  2. Add mixture to a large crockpot, along with corned beef briscuit (sprinkle seasoning over top of the meat), potatoes, carrots, celery, chicken broth and water. If the veggies are not completely covered by liquid, add water until they are.
  3. Cook on Low heat for 7-8 hours. Remove corned beef from crockpot and place on a cutting board. Cut into small chunks, removing and discarding fat. Return meat chunks to the crockpot and cook for an additional 10 minutes.