A few years ago I clipped a corned beef recipe that was made in a slow cooker. I have since lost the recipe and am determined to find it again, as it's my husband's favorite. It had the normal celery, carrots and potatoes plus a bottle of stout beer. Can anyone help?
Marisa Radley, Lithia
Eleanor Pielak of Oldsmar did an online search and found that the recipe had been published just before St. Patrick's Day in 2011. If you are a fan of slow-cooker cooking and like corned beef, you must try this recipe. Not only is it easy, it's good. The slow cooking and the addition of a dark ale, which I used because stout was not available for purchase by the bottle, impart great flavor and a delicious aroma throughout your home. When I removed the brisket and vegetables I covered them with foil and it was enough to keep them warm while the cabbage cooked. I will mention that I had to make a stop at an independent liquor store for a single bottle of ale. It's not necessary to purchase a six-pack if you won't be consuming the rest.
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