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sweet and spicy corned beef sandwiches

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Susan Magness
Cleburne, TX

With St. Paddy's Day around the corner and corned beef going on sale, I wanted to share this full-flavored family favorite. Made with sweet and spicy seasoned corned beef this sandwich is sure to please. This is great served with calico corn, a warm cobbler, and a nice stout beer.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Take corned beef to the next level this St. Patrick's Day with these sweet and spicy corned beef sandwiches. The corned beef is tender and juicy. On top is a sticky and tasty brown sugar glaze. The spices seep into the corned beef and enhance its flavor. We thinly sliced the corned beef and piled it on a Kaiser bun. With a nice balance of sweet and savory, these sandwiches are filling and satisfying.

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(2 ratings)
yield 14 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 4 Hr 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet and spicy corned beef sandwiches

  • 1
    corned beef brisket (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 10
  • 4
    bay leaves
  • 3 clove
  • 2
    cinnamon sticks (3 inches), broken
  • 1 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kaiser-type sandwich buns
  • 1/2 c
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground mustard (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp
    celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    caraway seed

How To Make sweet and spicy corned beef sandwiches

  • Corned beef with seasonings cooking in a Dutch oven.
    Place corned beef with the seasoning packet in a Dutch oven. Cover with water. Add peppercorns, bay leaves, garlic, cinnamon sticks, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 4 to 4 1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Grilling the cooked corned beef.
    Drain and discard juices. Blot the brisket dry with a paper towel. In a small bowl combine glaze ingredients. Rub onto top of warm meat. Grill or broil for 5-10 minutes on each side until glazed.
  • Sweet and Spicy Corned Beef Sandwiches.
    Slice meat. Serve warm or chilled on buns.