I usually do mine in a Dutch oven on the stove, but I've also done it in the crock pot on low for 8-10 hours (put everything in at once instead of staggered) and won. Mine is a combination corned beef/New England boiled dinner.
5 pound corned beef brisket
4 medium yellow onions, quartered
4 cups water
8 garlic cloves
4 large red potatoes, quartered
4 large turnips, peeled and quartered
8 carrots, scrubbed and halved
1 head cabbage, cut in 8 wedges
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Rinse the corned beef brisket and place it in a large pot. If you feel like it, add the spice packet that comes with it.
Add the onions and garlic to the pot, then pour in water to almost cover the brisket; cover and bring almost to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer three hours. Leave covered.
Add the potatoes, turnips and carrots to the pot; bring back up to almost boiling, reduce heat and simmer another hour. Leave covered.
Add the cabbage to the pot and sprinkle with salt and pepper (if it doesn't look like it'll fit, just put the lid back on the pot until it cooks down some. Simmer another hour or so, until the cabbage is tender.
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