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Apple and Brown Sugar Corned Beef-Freezer Meal Friday

Updated: Mar 7, 2019

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This is one of my favorite slow cooker freezer meals. One of our ranching neighbors in Steamboat Springs brought this to me as a meal after our first son's birth, and I couldn't have been more grateful for the homecooked hearty meal. This is one of my 'go-to' freezer meals, and is always soooo good!


2 1/2-3 lb corned beef brisket

6-8 small red potatoes, cut in half

1 1/2-2 cups mini carrots

1 small cabbage, cut into chunks (or I've used little brussel sprouts)

1 quart apple juice

1 cup brown sugar

1Tbsp spicy brown mustard

Place meat and vegetables in the slow cooker first, then add the apple juice, brown sugar, and mustard. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours. Remove vegetables first, and next thinly slice the corned beef on the grain. Serve with homemade croissants or cornbread. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Fix It and Forget It Recipes for Entertaining by Phyllis Pellman Good and Dawn J. Ranck.

For a freezer meal...freeze a 2 1/2-3 lb corned beef brisket. In a gallon Ziplock bag, add the vegetables, brown sugar and spicy mustard. Label and freeze the meat, vegetables, and have a can of apple juice concentrate together, so you can grab it and drop it into the slow cooker all together.

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