Mustard Glazed Corned Beef Brisket

For the first 20+ years of my life I thought I didn’t like corned beef. My only experience with it, up until then, was the canned stuff and the deli stuff. I now know that my distaste wasn’t with corned beef. It was with the way it was prepared!

The time I fell in love with corned beef, I was working as a chef at a downtown bistro and the owner requested I make corned beef and cabbage for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. I hated to admit it, but I had no idea how to make corned beef. She even admitted to me that she also was not a big fan of corned beef. Together we came up with a SUPER SIMPLE mustard glazed corned beef.

It was a huge hit with patrons and employees alike! I remember having to shoo the servers away from it. They kept picking at it like grandpa picks at the Thanksgiving turkey! I heard the same comment all day, “I never liked corned beef until now”. That is one of the biggest compliments I could have received!!! I have made this every year since then. I have made one or two little tweaks but the flavor is still delicious! I think there is a good balance of flavors with this recipe. The sweet helps balance with the salt and the vinegary mustard helps balance with the fattiness. Plus, by cooking the veggies with the meat, they are seasoned by the cooking liquid. It can’t get much easier than 5 ingredients!