How Long to Cook Corned Beef in a Crock-Pot
It takes 8 to 10 hours to cook a corned beef brisket in a slow cooker, and the results are well worth the time. Of course, no traditional corned beef recipe would be complete without cabbage, carrots, and potatoes, but the good news is that these ingredients can all cook alongside the meat in your Crock-Pot. After the meat cooks for 3 hours, add your potatoes and carrots; after another 3 or 4 hours, add the cabbage.
Using a slow cooker is an easier option than the oven, not only because you can set it and walk away for a few hours at a time but also because it's harder to burn the meat in a Crock-Pot. To check whether your corned beef is done, just tear into it with a fork: If it's easy to pull apart, it's ready to eat!