Slow Cooker Irish Spiced Beef Recipe

  • Yield : 6 serving plates
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 7:00 h
  • Ready In : 7:10 h

Slow cooker Irish spiced beef recipe. This classic Irish dish cooked in the slow cooker. Serve spiced beef thinly sliced with bread and a fruit chutney. You may also like spiced beef cooked in a pressure cooker:

Pressure Cooker Chipotle-Braised Beef Brisket

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 3½ pounds (1.68 kg) flat beef brisket, trimmed, 1 small red onion, peeled and chopped, 1 medium red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and chopped,2 canned chipotles in adobo sauce, stemmed and chopped, 1 tablespoon each: minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, sweet paprika, 1 teaspoon each: ground cumin and dried oregano, 1 cinnamon stick, 1¼ cups (310 ml) beef broth, 3 cups peeled, seeded, and cubed butternut squash

Instructions: heat olive oil in a 6-quart (6 L) pressure cooker over medium heat. Add beef brisket and brown on both sides, for about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove meat from the cooker and transfer to a cutting board.

Add the onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring, until onion is translucent, for about 4 minutes. Stir in chipotles and garlic. Cook until aromatic, for further 20 seconds. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, paprika, cumin, oregano, and cinnamon stick. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Pour beef broth into the pressure cooker. Scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of cooker. Slip the brisket into the sauce. Cover pressure cooker and lock the lid. Set burner heat to high pressure. When cooker reaches high pressure, reduce heat to low. Set timer to cook for 40 minutes.

Open pressure cooker, using the Quick Release method. Unlock and open the lid. Sprinkle cubed squash all around. Close pressure cooker and relock the lid. Set burner heat to high pressure. When cooker reaches high pressure, reduce heat to low. Set timer to cook for 10 minutes.

Unlock and open the pressure cooker. using tongs, remove cooked brisket from the cooker and transfer to a cutting board. Let stand for 10 minutes. Discard the cinnamon stick. Slice warm brisket into slices against the grain. Serve in soup bowls with cooked squash and sauce.

Slow Cooker Irish Spiced Beef Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon crushed juniper berries
  • 1 tablespoon crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 pounds (1.9 kg) corned beef
  • 1¼ cups (310 ml) Guiness beer
  • fruit chutney and bread, to serve


Step 1

In a blender, combine black pepper, spices, and sugar. Blend thoroughly. Stir in bay leaves and finely chopped onion.

Step 2

Rub spicy mixture into the meat, then put in a container. Close and refrigerate for 3-4 days, turning and rubbing with the mixture daily.

Step 3

Remove spiced beef from the refrigerator and transfer to slow cooker. Barely cover it with cold water. Cover slow cooker and cook on high heat setting for 3 hours.

Step 4

Reduce heat to low and cook for further 3-4 hours, or until meat is very tender, adding the beer during last hour.

Step 5

Turn off slow cooker and open the lid. Remove cooked beef from the pot and transfer to a cutting board. Slice against the grain and serve with fruit chutney and sliced bread.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Protein

    53.6 g
  • Carbohydrate

    2 g
  • Fat

    9.7 g
  • Cholesterol

    137 mg
  • Calcium

    15 mg
  • Fiber

    0 g
  • Sodium

    140 mg

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