Honey Marmalade Mustard Glazed Corned Beef

This Honey Marmalade Mustard Glazed Corned Beef is a fun take on the traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal.

Rather than stewing in the crock pot all day, the Corned Beef is braised with plenty of seasonings before broiling in the oven with a delicious Honey Marmalade Mustard Glaze.

This Honey Marmalade Mustard Glazed Corned Beef is a fun take on the traditional St. Patrick's Day meal.

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I haven’t done an “updated from the archives” post recently, so in light of Sunday being St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d bring this delicious Corned Beef recipe back to the top.

Originally published in 2011, this recipe has definitely seen a few rounds of St. Patrick’s Day meals in our house over the last 8 years.

And, we’re planning to make it again this Sunday.

How to Make the Best Corned Beef for St. Patrick’s Day

I always start by rinsing my corned beef, then patting it dry.

Corned Beef can be pretty salty, so rinsing it will remove an excess salt on the exterior of the beef.

Patting it dry will allow you to get a nice sear on either side before you start your braise.

You’re going to braise the corned beef with a bunch of great flavors:

  • onion
  • garlic
  • carrot
  • celery
  • bay leaves
  • thyme
  • black pepper
  • whole cloves

After the meat has braised for a few hours and is nice and tender, you’ll preheat your oven to broil and mix up a really tasty Honey Marmalade Mustard Glaze.

This is the same glaze I use on my Slow Cooker Ham that everyone loves!

The glaze consists of the following:

  • marmalade
  • honey
  • brown sugar
  • dijon mustard
  • grainy mustard (I recommend this grainy mustard!) 

Broiling the cooked corned beef with the glaze on top will make it nice and thick and super shiny.

Make sure to reserve extra for serving alongside with the meat.

Once the glazed has broiled for a few minutes, pull it from the oven and let it rest for a bit before slicing into the meat.

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What to Serve on  St. Patrick’s Day with Corned Beef

Colcannon with Leeks and Kale

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish created mostly from mashed potatoes and cabbage or kale.

If you’re looking for a new side dish recipe to add to your St. Patrick’s Day menu, you should give this Colcannon with Leeks and Kale a try.

Roasted Cabbage with Lemon 

Usually boiled cabbage is traditional to serve with Corned Beef on St. Patrick’s Day.

However, my favorite recipe to serve is this Roasted Cabbage with Lemon.

It full of flavor, super easy to make, and a delicious alternative to boiled cabbage.

Baked White Cheddar Mac n Cheese with Kale and Bacon

If you want to change things up from the traditional, try serving this Mac n Cheese along side your Corned Beef and Cabbage in place of potatoes (or maybe along side them!)

Look for a Sharp Irish White Cheddar to use in this recipe!

The kale in this Baked White Cheddar Mac n Cheese with Kale and Bacon adds a hint of green to keep things in theme, and you can never go wrong with adding bacon to a cheesy pasta dish.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

Another great green side dish to pair with your St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef is this recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic.

This recipe is full of delicious flavor – caramelized, roasted brussels sprouts, savory bacon, and tangy balsamic vinegar.

Reuben Panini

Got leftovers?

Thin sliced leftover Corned Beef and Roasted Cabbage combine to make a tasty Reuben Panini Recipe.

The meat and cabbage is sandwiched in between Pumpernickel bread with mustard, thousand island dressing, and gruyere cheese.

SO GOOD!

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Original post published on March 4, 2011 follows:

I grew up eating Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day and have always had fond memories of that meal.

But I had never actually made it one my own.

Not once.

This year I decided that I needed to change that because during all these married years that I haven’t made Corned Beef and Cabbage I also haven’t eaten it, and I kind of missed the meal.

I changed things up from how I remember eating it during my childhood.

This Honey Marmalade Mustard Glazed Corned Beef is a fun take on the traditional St. Patrick's Day meal.

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Those days the Corned Beef and Vegetables for St. Patrick’s Day were cooked simply, in the crock pot without really anything special done to it.

And while the meal that some refer to as New England Boiled Dinner still tasted good, I thought that maybe I could make it taste a little better.

Instead of cooking in the crock-pot, I opted for braising the Corned Beef.

And after braising I glazed it with a Marmalade Honey Mustard and then cooked it a bit more to caramelize the topping.

Because Corned Beef is often on the saltier side, I thought that a sweet mustard-y sauce would contrast well with the meat.

If the Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef meal is often a bit too salty for your taste, be sure to rinse the meat well before you begin cooking.

Additionally, if desired, you can soak the beef in plain water for an hour before cooking.

This Honey Marmalade Mustard Glazed Corned Beef is a fun take on the traditional St. Patrick's Day meal.

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I enjoyed revisiting an old childhood favorite with a few more sophisticated tweaks.

The corned beef was incredibly tender and the glaze really added to the meal.

And most definitely will not be another 9+ years before I eat this Irish-American classic.

What is your favorite St. Patrick’s Day tradition?

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Honey Marmalade Mustard Glazed Corned Beef

Honey Marmalade Mustard Glazed Corned Beef

Yield: serves 10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
This Honey Marmalade Mustard Glazed Corned Beef is a fun take on the traditional St. Patrick's Day meal.Rather than stewing in the crock pot all day, the Corned Beef is braised with plenty of seasonings before broiling in the oven with a delicious Honey Marmalade Mustard Glaze.

Ingredients

For the beef:

  • 5 lbs. corned beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 carrots, quartered
  • 2 celery ribs, quartered
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorn
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3-4 cups water

For the glaze:

  • 1/3 cup marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard

Instructions

For the beef:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Combine the marmalade, honey, brown sugar, dijion, and grainy mustard. Set aside.
  3. Trim corned beef of excess fat.
  4. Rinse and pat dry the beef.
  5. In a large dutch oven, heat 2 teaspoons olive or canola oil over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the beef to the pan and cook until browned, 2-4 minutes.
  7. Flip to the other side.
  8. Add the onion and garlic around the beef. Cook for 2-4 minutes more until the other side has browned.
  9. Add the carrot, celery, bay leaves, thyme, peppercorn and cloves.
  10. Pour the 3-4 cups water into the pot (water should reach mid way point of the beef).
  11. Bring to a boil, cover, and transfer to the oven for 3-4 hours, or until meat is very tender.
  12. Remove meat from the dutch oven.
  13. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a broiler pan with foil, then place the corned beef on top.
  14. Spread it with the glaze (reserving excess for serving) and bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  15. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
  16. Serve topped with extra glaze.
  17. Serve along side Roasted Cabbage with Lemon and boiled red potatoes (tossed with butter and parsley) and carrots (or you can roast the vegetables too).
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 627 Trans Fat: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 12g Protein: 42g
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