Crock Pot Corned Beef

Serves 8

Ingredients:

1 can beer or non-alcoholic beer
1 cup water
2 teaspoons mustard powder
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon pepper
  1. Mix the beer, water, mustard powder, garlic powder, salt, sugar and pepper in a medium sized bowl. Place the raw brisket in the bottom of the crock pot and pour the mixture over the top. Place lid on crock pot and slow cook for up to 6 hours on low.
  2. For a traditional meal, after 4 hours of cooking, add the following and cook until tender or for up to 2 hours. Add: 2 cups baby carrots, 1 head of cabbage, cleaned and quartered, 2 medium sweet onions, cleaned and quartered, 10 small B-red potatoes, cleaned and quartered.
Awesome Rueben with Russian Dressing:
4 lb Cooked Corned Beef
1 loaf Fresh Bakery Pumpernickel or Marble Rye Bread
1/2 lb Sliced Swiss Cheese
For Russian Dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon grated onion
1/2 teaspoon horseradish, (double if you like it zippy!)
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  1. Chill the corned beef. Trim off excess fat. Slice thin across the grain of the meat.
  2. Butter either Fresh Bakery Pumpernickel or Taste of Scandinavia Marble Rye.
  3. Prepare Russian dressing by mixing together the mayonnaise, ketchup, grated onion, horseradish and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Place the first slice of bread, butter side down, in a cold skillet. Spread on one tablespoon of the dressing of your choice. Spread an even layer of sauerkraut. Place one slice of Swiss cheese on top. Place an even layer of the thinly sliced Corned beef over the top. Butter the second slice of bread. Spread another tablespoon of dressing on other side of the second slice. Place second slice of bread on sandwich, butter side up.
  5. Grill on medium heat until both sides are brown and crisped.