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