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Corned beef in a crock pot - anyone have a golden method/ go to recipe?

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My wife bought a crock pot at Costco for a whopping $25 and we received the Cook's Ilustrated/America's test kitchen cookbook and let me say the crock pot rocks! We are three for three with the book and the LA Times had a nice Cuban Pork recipe, all in all, we are four for four.

Now I want corned beef.

Alas, there is no recipe in the Cook's/ATK book. Saw some interesting recipes on Food Network's site as well as previous discussions on it but the bottom line is this: the bar has been set, the time investment grand and who wants a lot of week corned beef when you live a one stop sub way ride from from the Greatest Corned beef deli on the planet, Langers. I need "the one". Who has got it?

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  1. Get a Point Cut, a bottle of Guiness and then take a very long nap. When you wake up, you have dinner.

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    1. re: fourunder

      I was going to the post the EXACT same thing except instead of nap, take a really long walk with the dogs.

      1. re: foodieX2

        After the walk....I would definitely need the nap.

        1. re: fourunder

          and after the corn beef (and beer to go with it) I would need the nap, LOL

    2. Bacardi1 Crockpot Guinness-Braised Corned Beef

      Corned beef (any cut – point or flat)
      One large yellow onion, peeled & chopped
      2 carrots, cut into chunks
      1 cup water
      1 bottle Guinness Stout
      Spice packet that usually comes in the corned beef package (optional)
      2-3 bay leaves

      Place chopped onion & carrot chunks in bottom of crockpot. Place corned beef on top, fat side up. Add water, Guinness, packet spices, & bay leaves. Cover pot, & if you’re going to be home, cook on high for an hour (just to get things going), then turn to low & continue cooking for 5 more hours. Otherwise, just cook on low for 6-7 hours, or until a fork pierces meat easily. Remove meat from crockpot & allow to sit for 10 minutes or so before slicing. (Discard leftover broth/veggies.)

      1. throw out spice packet. put corned beef in slow cooker. cover with water. set to low. wait 10 hours. steam the veg in some of the corn beef liquid.

        1. Please share the recipe for Cuban Pork, thank you...

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          1. re: Cynsa

            http://www.latimes.com/features/la-fo...