I've never made this before, and it worked! I love it when that happens.
We had a frozen solid Shenson's Corned Beef from Costco waiting to be cooked for the past few months.
Corned beef is not my favorite, but I married a very Irish man. It seems to make him happy.
And when he's happy he takes out the garbage.
and folds laundry.
and doesn't get mad that there isn't any gas in the van and that it seems to happen that way every time he needs drive it.
Making corned beef in a slow cooker is incredibly easy. So easy, I don't really know why it isn't always prepared this way.
I do not feel comfortable saying for certain that Shenson Corned Beef is gluten-free. I, of course read the ingredients and googled it, but did not find a reliable yes-it-is-completely-and-totally-void-of-gluten reference. Please, do your own research if you or your family has allergies.
My three-year-old is the only one who has tested positive for celiac and I know without a doubt she would not eat this if Mickey Mouse and Santa served it to her on a magic carpet.
That aside, here are
--1 package of Corned Beef with seasoning packet
--Some potatoes (I used 8 mini white potatoes cut in fourths)
--1 bunch of celery cut in 2-inch chunks
--1 largish handful of baby carrots
--1/2 cup of water (Do not add if you are making this the night before. Add right before cooking.)
Chop up potatoes and celery and put them in the bottom of the crock. Trim excess fat from hunk o' meat. Try not to hurl. Place on top of veggies. Sprinkle on seasoning packet. Add water.
I assembled everything the night before (minus the water), and put it into a tupperware in the refrigerator.
In the morning I dumped the food into the slow cooker and added water. I cooked this for 10 hours. If you are cooking on high, I'd check after 5 hours or so.
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