Prep 1 hr
Cook 11 hrs
The one and only way I prepare Corned Beef. The glaze makes a yummy topping and this will melt in your mouth! I am ALWAYS asked for this recipe, usually by friends that don't like corned beef.
- 4 lbs corned beef, with included seasoning packets (buy the cheapest cut, the fattier cuts have more flavor)
- water, to cover
- 1 onion, quartered
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 2 lbs baby red potatoes, whole
- 1 lb baby carrots
- 1 head cabbage, green, quartered
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup gulden's spicy mustard
- Cover; Place first 4 ingredients in crock-pot. DO NOT add vegetables. Cook on LOW 11 hours (get up early :).
- Remove meat and transfer liquid to another large pot.
- To the reserved liquid add potatoes.
- Cook on medium high stove top for 20 minutes and then add carrots, cook five minutes more, add cabbage and cook an additional 20 minutes.
- Meanwhilem, mix glaze ingredients. Spread glaze evenly over cooked brisket and bake meat (uncovered) for 30 minutes in oven at 350 degrees.
- This should be done about the time the vegetables are cooked through.
- I serve this with Irish soda bread and of course -- beer.
- (Note *** #8 corned beef feeds 6 adults and 5 kids, also prepare 5# potatoes, 2 # carrots and 2 heads cabbage and double glaze. It looks like a lot when you have it uncooked but meat shrinks about half once cooked. *** There will be leftovers, but you'll be happy then next day! otherwise if you are making this recipe for 1-4 people, stick to original recipe).
VERY good. I cooked the corned beef overnight, took it out of the liquid and refrigerated it separate from the "broth". Then, I finished the cooking that evening.
I have only been with Recipezaar for a few months and I have already made this beef twice! I am not a mustard fan at all, but this glaze is WONDERFUL! I didn't make the veggies with it the 2nd time as I was just craving the meat. I make the glaze with Splenda brown sugar and love it. Do put down foil in your baking dish before adding the beef and glaze and it does turn hard and is difficult to get our of your pan. Thanks so much, Shabby, for a great recipe!
For many years I have cooked my St. Patrick's Day corned beef the traditional way--by boiling it. The beef always ended up coming out tough and stringy every time. So this year I decided to try something different--the crock pot method. I used this recipe, and it worked absolutely GREAT for me! I was so pleased! The cooked meat was one nice, solid piece, with no stringiness at all, and the glaze was the coupe d'gras--really yummy! I loved the way things were organized so that all elements of the dinner were done at the same time! No seasoning packet was included with my beef, so I used a heaping tablespoon of pickling spice (which has the identical ingredients); I did forget to put in the onion, bay leaves and garlic cloves--but it didn't seem to make a difference at all in the end product; and I halved the amounts listed for the glaze ingredients (which proved to be more than adequate). Other adaptations I found beneficial and am passing on to future users: I cooked the meat for 4 hours on High, and then 4-5 hours on Low (saves time); strained the liquid before adding the potatoes to it (to eliminate the spices infiltrating and sticking to the veggies); and lined my baking pan with foil (as the glaze has a tendency to drip down and burn). Overall, I recommend this recipe highly--and plan to use it again next year for my Irish feast!