Glazed Corned Beef

Here's a family recipe that never fails to put a smile on my face. It's a simple technique that relies heavily on one of my favorite kitchen gadgets-my slow cooker. The two-ingredient glaze recipe comes from my mom, who learned it from hers. You could play around with the mustard (grainy, dijon, etc.), but try French's classic first, it's delicious.

glazed corned beef

Glazed Corned Beef

Let your slow cooker do all the hard work for you!

Let your slow cooker do all the hard work for you!

Recipe courtesy of my mom, serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. cured brisket 
  • water
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon all spice, whole
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorn, whole
  • 1/4 cup French's yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, lightly packed

Directions

Remove cured brisket from package, rinse under cold water and place in slow cooker. Add seasoning package that comes with brisket, plus bay leaves, all spice and peppercorns. Cover brisket with cold water, plus one inch. Set slow cooker to low for 9-10 hours.

Once cooked, remove brisket from the slow cooker. Let rest for 15 minutes. In the meantime, preheat oven broiler to high. Adjust oven rack so that brisket sits about 5-6 inches below the coils. Mix yellow mustard with brown sugar in a small bowl.

Put the rested brisket on a foil-lined sheet pan. Spread glaze evenly over the brisket with a spoon and place under the broiler until glaze is starting to bubble and brown, 8-12 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes, then slice and serve.

The glazed beauty right from the broiler.

The glazed beauty right from the broiler.