Diabetic Corned Beef Recipe – And Cabbage Too!

Diabetic Corned Beef Recipe – And Cabbage Too!

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 7 hours
Total time 7 hours, 10 minutes
Here is my diabetic corned beef recipe. I love corned beef and cabbage, but the dish is a difficult one to make healthy. The big problem is that when the beef is corned, it takes on a massive amount of salt. I mean a truly ridiculous amount. There really isn’t a whole lot you can do about it. So, if you are on a low sodium diet, you may want to check out some of the other slow cooker recipes on this site. One major change I did to this recipe is that I eliminated the potatoes and substituted rutabaga. I know all you traditionalists out there are going to be calling the change sacrilege. How can you possibly have a corn beef and cabbage recipe without potatoes? Just try it. You may actually like it.


  • 1.5lb Corned Beef
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1lb Carrots
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 6 cups Rutabaga (Diced)
  • 1 head Cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper


Step 1. Dice the onion and rutabaga. Mince garlic. Put onion, rutabaga, garlic and carrots in bottom of the crock pot.
Step 2. Put the beef on top of the vegetables.
Step 3. Cut the cabbage in quarters. Put on top of the beef. Add all other ingredients.
Step 4. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 7-8 hours. Your cooking time may vary, so stop cooking when the meat and veggies are tender.
Step 5. Enjoy