March 20, 2011

The Perfect Glazed Corned Beef (& Carrots)

The Perfect Corned Beef:
1 large crock pot
1 Corned Beef Brisket (flat cut, not point cut)
1 yellow onion (cut into 1/8th's)
warm water (enough to fill your crock pot 1/2 full)
pickling spice (a packet usually comes with the brisket, or the spices are already mixed in with the meat in the package...if not then you need about 2 Tbsp of pickling spices which can be found in the spice aisle)
1 bag of baby carrots...the big size bag (not Costco sized)
  • Plug in the crock pot & set on high.
  • Add water to crock pot.
  • Place brisket into the water. (Fat side up or doesn't matter really, just don't trim it off. I actually rotate mine during the day since I'm home.)
  • Place onion & pickling spices into the water.
  • Cook on High for 4-6 hrs. (6hrs is awesome)
  • Pull brisket carefully out of water & place into a casserole dish. (You may want to use 2 slotted spoons or spatulas...not tongs.)
  • Add 1 full bag of baby carrots to the crock pot. 
  • Let carrots cook about 30 minutes...till done.
  • Glaze the corned beef using below recipe while the carrots cook.
Corned Beef Glaze:
1/4 c. dijon mustard
1/4 c. water
1/4 c. brown sugar
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove & discard any remaining fat from the brisket.
  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. (Adding more or less of any ingredient per your taste.)
  • Pour over the top of the brisket in the casserole dish.
  • Cover pan with foil.
  • Let cook in the oven approximately 30 minutes while the carrots cook in the crock pot.
  • Slice & serve.

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