Slow Cooker Irish Spiced Beef Recipe

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

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    2 g
  • Cholesterol

    137 mg
  • Fat

    9.7 g
  • Fiber

    0 g
  • Protein

    53.6 g
  • Saturated Fat

    4.1 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    140 mg
  • Sugar

    0 g
  • Trans Fat

    0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    2.2 g
  • Calcium

    15 mg
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Slow cooker Irish spiced beef recipe. This classic Irish dish is cooked in a slow cooker. Serve spiced beef thinly sliced with bread and a fruit chutney.

Welcome to our culinary journey as we unveil the secrets of creating a mouthwatering dish that will transport you straight to the heart of Ireland. In this post, we will guide you through the art of slow cooking and show you how to master the tender and flavorful Slow Cooker Irish Spiced Beef.

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a unique blend of spices that will elevate your cooking skills to new heights. So, let’s dive in and unlock the deliciousness of this traditional Irish recipe!

In this section, we will delve into the art of slow cooking and uncover the secrets to achieving tender and flavorful meat that will melt in your mouth. Slow cooking is a technique that allows you to transform tough cuts of meat into succulent and juicy masterpieces.

By cooking at low temperatures over an extended period of time, the collagen in the meat breaks down, resulting in a texture that is incredibly tender. The slow cooking process also allows the flavors to develop and intensify, creating a depth of taste that is unmatched.

So get ready to learn the techniques that will elevate your cooking to a whole new level of deliciousness!

Now that we’ve uncovered the secrets to tender and flavorful meat, let’s dive into the world of spices that make Irish Spiced Beef truly unique. This traditional Irish dish is known for its rich and aromatic flavors, achieved through a carefully crafted blend of spices.

The star of the show is the warm and earthy mix of ground cloves, allspice, and nutmeg, which infuses the beef with a delightful warmth and depth. To balance out the richness, a touch of brown sugar adds a subtle sweetness, while a hint of garlic and onion powder provides a savory undertone.

Together, these spices create a harmonious symphony of flavors that will transport your taste buds straight to Ireland. So get ready to embark on a culinary adventure as we explore the perfect blend of spices that make Irish Spiced Beef an unforgettable experience.

Now that you’ve mastered the art of slow cooking and created the perfect blend of spices for your Irish Spiced Beef, it’s time to explore the best way to serve this delicious dish. One classic serving suggestion is to thinly slice the tender spiced beef and pair it with freshly baked bread and a tangy fruit chutney.

The thinly sliced beef, with its rich flavors and melt-in-your-mouth texture, complements the crusty bread perfectly, creating a delightful contrast of textures.

The fruit chutney adds a burst of sweetness and acidity, balancing out the savory flavors of the beef. Whether you choose a traditional soda bread or a crusty baguette, the combination of the spiced beef, bread, and fruit chutney will create a symphony of flavors in every bite.

So go ahead and indulge in this mouthwatering pairing that will leave you craving more.

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 spice 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 the 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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