• Uncooked, unseasoned beef brisket
  • pickling spice most often used for making pickles
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • potatoes


Save money by buying plain beef brisket (as opposed to corned beef), place half-inch chopped carrots in bottom of large slow cooker, place beef on carrots, aded two cups water, add two tablespoons pickling spice to water around beef, add unpeeled, quartered potatoes around beef with cabbage on top. Can be set on low for as much as eight hours or on high for four hours. Beef will not be as salty as corned beef but will have much similar flavor. Vegetables could be steamed or boiled in separate container if slow cooker is too small to accomodate all. Can't fail. Slice left-over beef as thin as possible; layer on rye or wheat bread which has been spread with thousand island dressing, could use left-over cabbage in sandwich, makes a great reuben you've done yourself.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: our own family recipe
Submitted By: Jim Van Osdel
brisket and cabbage in crock pot