Corned Beef in crock pot?
I cooked one a couple of weeks ago. 5.5 qt crockpot with ~5 lb of corned beef, may have been a bottom round, not a brisket. It barely fit, I was not able to cook the veggies with the beef.
I put a cool corned beef into the crock pot, added ~2T pickling spice, added water to almost cover, covered with lid, turned to high heat, after it came to a boil, I turned the meat, reduced heat to low and let it cook for ~3 hours, turning a couple of times. Then, I removed the beef and some of the water (put into in a large stock pot/any large container would work, I didn't need the water I removed, but thought I would. If I don't have a microwave I reheat using the orginal cooking water), put the veggies (carrots, potatoes, asparagus, cabbage) in to crock pot, turned to high and let it cook. I removed the asparagus after ~10-15 minutes. I continued cooking until the veggies were done.
The piece of corned beef had very little fat. I spread a mixture of brown sugar and country style grey poupon over one side (the biggest side) of the beef, put under the broiler until the mixture glazed/melted. Sliced and served with veggies.