Apricot-Mustard Glazed Corned Beef


I found this recipe on Kevin’s site Closet Cooking and couldn’t resist making it. I grabbed a pre-cooked corned beef at Trader Joe’s that would make my life easier for a weekday meal. Since it was already boiled, I just smothered it in the apricot glaze and roasted it in the oven with a bit of water in the baking dish to keep it moist. It turned out so tender, juicy, and delicious. We all loved the apricot glaze and felt it made this corned beef extra special. I paired beautifully with the Tangy Sautéed Cabbage with Bacon and the Smashed Red Potatoes. It was a fun and hearty early Saint Patrick’s Day meal that we all enjoyed. Thanks for another amazing recipe Kevin!

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray then add a cup of water to the baking dish.

Whisk  the apricot jam, Dijon mustard, grainy mustard, and brown sugar together until well combined.

Remove the pre-cooked corned beef out of the package and place it in the prepared baking dish. Smother the corned beef with most of the apricot sauce, leaving the remaining sauce for dipping.

Place into the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Side Note: If you can’t find a pre-cooked corned beef, simply following the packaged directions for boiling OR bake in the oven. To do bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Layer a large piece of tin foil in a baking pan then place the corned beef fat side up on top of the foil. Smother in the sauce then wrap the corned beef with foil so that space is left in between the corned beef and the tin foil.  Place into the oven and bake for 2 hours. Open the foil and broil the corned beef for 2-3 minutes, until the top is bubbly and lightly browned. Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn.

Remove the corned beef from the oven and place onto a cutting board. Let the corned beef rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing across the grain of the meat.  Serve with the reserved apricot mustard sauce.  Enjoy!



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Apricot-Mustard Glazed Corned Beef

Ingredients:

1 cup of water
1 1/2 lbs of pre-cooked corned beef
1/4 cup of apricot jam
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp grainy mustard
1 tbsp brown sugar

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray then add a cup of water to the baking dish.

Whisk the apricot jam, Dijon mustard, grainy mustard, and brown sugar together until well combined.

Remove the pre-cooked corned beef out of the package and place it in the prepared baking dish. Smother the corned beef with most of the apricot sauce, leaving the remaining sauce for dipping. Place into the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Side Note: If you can't find a pre-cooked corned beef, simply following the packaged directions for boiling OR bake in the oven. To do bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Layer a large piece of tin foil in a baking pan then place the corned beef fat side up on top of the foil. Smother in the sauce then wrap the corned beef with foil so that space is left in between the corned beef and the tin foil. Place into the oven and bake for 2 hours. Open the foil and broil the corned beef for 2-3 minutes, until the top is bubbly and lightly browned. Watch carefully so it doesn't burn.

Remove the corned beef from the oven and place onto a cutting board. Let the corned beef rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing across the grain of the meat. Serve with the reserved apricot mustard sauce. Enjoy!

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Kevin at Closet Cooking

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24 Responses to “Apricot-Mustard Glazed Corned Beef”

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — March 13, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    Wow, that looks outstanding! Perfect for St. Patty’s Day this Sunday. YUM!

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    Amy Tong — March 13, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

    What a scrumptious recipe and definitely perfect for St Patrick’s Day. The glaze must have added so much flavor on the corned beef. I haven’t get my corned beef from the market this year, just yet. I think I’ll opt for a cooked one and make this recipe and not the traditional (boil in water) one. :P

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    mia xara — March 13, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    Hi Pam, this looks absolutely mouth watering!!! Apricot preserves with mustard sound like the perfect glaze!! No leftovers with this one! :)

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    Diane — March 14, 2013 @ 2:21 am

    I wonder if I can get corned beef here, or what it might be called if I can. Must see what I can track down as this sounds delicious. Keep well Diane

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    Caroline Taylor — March 14, 2013 @ 4:08 am

    This is a great idea for corned beef! Looks great.

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    pam — March 14, 2013 @ 5:12 am

    Sounds like the perfect glaze for corned beef!

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    Jenn — March 14, 2013 @ 5:23 am

    Sounds delicious, Pam! And I love that you used a pre-cooked item … sometimes you just have to… life doesn’t allow for more hours in the day :)

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    Mary — March 14, 2013 @ 6:21 am

    This sounds excellent, Pam. We all LOVED your honey mustard baked corned beef. I’m sure this version would be a success as well!

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    grace — March 14, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    what’s this? ANOTHER yummy glaze? right on. :)

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    teresa — March 14, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    mmmm, i love corned beef, this looks awesome!

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    Joanne — March 14, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    That glaze sounds wonderful! I’ve actually never had corned beef…but it sounds like some serious comfort food!

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    Rhonda — March 14, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    holy cow that looks good and I had no idea that TJ’s sold a pre made corned beef!

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    Marjie — March 14, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    Apricot mustard glaze sounds wonderful for a variety of meats! Happy Early St. Paddy’s Day!

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    bellini — March 14, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    The entire meal sounds amazing Pam. Erinn go brach!!!

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    The Duo Dishes — March 14, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    Had no idea corned beef can pre-cooked at times. How great that you found it at Trader Joe’s! Such a handy store. Love the pairing with apricot glaze!

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    Jovina Coughlin — March 14, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

    My kind of cook – uncured corned beef brisket. The glaze sounds really good.

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    Natalie — March 14, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

    Great call on the glaze, the apricot jam must give this recipe such nice flavoring!

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    Blond Duck — March 14, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    Perfect for St. PAtty’s day!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — March 14, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    The glaze sounds wonderful. I can just imagine how delicious the corned beef tasted with this glaze.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 15, 2013 @ 12:00 am

    What an awesome combo! And that glaze looks amazing!

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    Chris — March 17, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    Sounds very good, Pam! I was kind of thrown off by the “non-cured corned beef” since corning was a form of curing, I thought. Now I have to go Google. D*** you Trader Joes.

    My favorite thing to do with corned beef is to soak it to remove some of the salt, put a coriander heavy rub on it and then smoke it into pastrami. Best pastrami that you will ever eat.

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    vanillasugarblog — March 17, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    I did not make anything today.
    But now seeing that glaze I wish I had.
    Apricot on corned beef, excellent idea!

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