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baked corned beef

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Sylvia Waldsmith
Gautier, MS

I've always loved corned beef, but the boiled kind lacked flavor and color! This Baked Corned Beef is not only packed with flavor, it is tender and the color is gorgeous! Besides that, it is EASY!!! Some people have been hesitant to make this recipe, fearing that it will be too sweet. There is just a hint of sweetness at the end. The heat of the cinnamon in the braising liquid, the spiciness from the chili powder and tang from the mustard create an excellent balance of flavors!

(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 7 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For baked corned beef

  • 4 - 5 lb
    corned beef (flat cut)
  • 1 lg
    onion, peeled, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 12 oz
    cola (any kind)
  • 1 c
    orange juice
  • 1/4 c
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 c
    light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic

How To Make baked corned beef

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a large baking pan or Dutch oven with aluminum foil.
  • 2
    Place corned beef on foil (set aside the little seasoning packet**), fat side up and place onion slices over the top. In a small bowl, mix together cola, juice, Worcestershire Sauce and cinnamon. Pour around corned beef. Completely seal foil around pan. Bake for 6 – 7 hours or until fork tender.
  • 3
    Near end of baking time, in a small sauce pan, mix together brown sugar, honey, mustard, chili powder and garlic. Heat over low heat until sugar is melted.
  • 4
    Remove brisket, raise oven temperature to 400 degrees, open foil and baste brisket with sugar/honey mixture, do not recover.
  • 5
    Return to oven and bake for another half hour, basting once during that time.
  • 6
    Remove to platter, cover with foil and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing. Cut the corned beef against the grain into ½ inch slices.
  • 7
    *I choose the flat cut over the point cut, because I find it less fatty. I think it is a better cut for corned beef. I use the point for braised brisket because it shreds more easily. **Now, what to do with that seasoning packet….if you are boiling cabbage, carrots and potatoes, place the seasoning packet in the liquid you use for preparing the vegetables.