Healthy Lazy Chef 👩‍🍳 Corned Beef and Cabbage 🍀


hether you’re getting back into outdoor/indoor dining, miss celebrating holidays, or just wanna have some GOOD FOOD, here’s a recipe to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Healthy Lazy Chef, way!

St. Patrick’s Day, starting around the 9th or 10th century, celebrates the most famous patron saint of Ireland. Traditionally, Irish would dance, drink and feast on the traditional meal of cabbage and Irish bacon! Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day can be enjoyed by many and all!

Here’s a quick healthy, lazy guide to being your own chef on St. Patrick’s day with a traditional meal!


  • Corned Beef brisket (Trader Joe’s package was about 3.5 lbs.)
  • 1/2 - 1 head of cabbage (chopped into large pieces)
  • 3-4 whole carrots (sliced into 1.5” chunks)
  • 8 small-medium yellow potatoes (cut in half or quarters, depending upon size)
  • 3 cloves garlic (roughly chopped)

Optional Ingredients

  • Stone ground mustard (condiment for the side)


  • Cut onion into medium size pieces and place into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Remove Corned Beef Brisket from the package and place on top of the onions.
  • Fill the crock pot with water almost to the point of covering the brisket.
  • Roughly cut the garlic into pieces and place into the slow cooker.
  • Turn the crockpot on low and cook for 8-10 hours. 
  • Brisket prefers a slow and low approach (don’t we all) to break down all of the fat, resulting in a tender, tasty piece of meat.
  • Half or quarter potatoes (depending upon size). Cut carrots into thumb length pieces -- place into the slow cooker after 3-hours of cooking.
  • At about the 6-7 hour mark, chop the cabbage into chunks and place into the slow cooker.
  • Check your brisket around the 8-hour mark, once it reaches the red meat magical temperature of 160-degrees, you are ready to devour this delicious one pot meal!
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