This is a great recipe. I haven't cooked corned beef in 15 years, much to my Irish husband's dismay. You need to buy the better cut of corned beef. I started with 4 lbs and I rinsed it off, and threw away the spice packet that came with it. Put it in my large crockpot with a can of cheap Budweiser, a bay leaf, a heaping tablespoon of chopped garlic, and 1/4 cup of peppercorns pretty much as instructed. Cooked on high till it started simmering, thn put on low. Turned the meat over periodically....probably for 8 hrs or so. Added cut up onions, carrots and potatoes. After 45 min added some cabbage. Ended up having to transfer to oven to complete cooking ...my fault. Once everything was cooked, Transferred all the goodies to another dish to keep warm and followed another reviewer's recommendation and made some gravy with the juices, adding extra water and a mix of water and corn starch. The only thing I'd do differently next time is to put the peppercorns in a couple of sections of cheesecloth. They add great flavor but I don't like eating them. Think I'll be doing this recipe again this week for the real St. Paddy's Day!!
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This is a great recipe. I haven't cooked corned beef in 15 years, much to my Irish husband's...