Originally Posted by CarolPa
I cooked a corned beef brisket for the first time today, in the slow cooker. It was in there for 1 hour on high, and 7 hours on low. The veggies got done nicely, in fact I took them out early. But I don't know if the meat cooked long enough. It cut nicely, but it's red inside. Is it supposed to be red? DH wouldn't eat it. I ate 1 slice, and it wasn't what I expected. OK, but not great. In the picture from the recipe I used the meat was not red.
If corned beef isn't red then something is wrong with it. It's always pink after cooking in the crockpot - just how it is. Doesn't mean that it isn't done... believe me, after 8 hours total it's DONE. Underdone corned beef is pretty chewy.
When we were working, we always put the meat in with 2 or 3 cups of water and left it on low all day. When I got home, I drained off the broth and cooked the veggies in that on the stovetop. It's one of my favorite meals, and I'm not even .001% Irish.