Cooking Guide

Easy Stove Top Directions - Corned Beef

Remove corned beef from package

and place in large pot with sufficient water to cover meat.

Bring water to boil.

For a more robust flavor, add desired amount of enclosed spice packet to water.

Reduce to simmer and cover.

Simmer approx. 2 1/2 – 3 hours or until firmly fork tender. Internal temperature should be at least 160°F for food safety; for optimal tenderness, cook to an internal temperature of 190°F.

Remove meat from pot

and let stand 5 – 10 minutes. Slice thinly across the grain and serve.

Oven Directions - Corned Beef

Remove corned beef from package

and place on rack in roasting pan with 1” of water.

Cover pan

and seal with foil to trap moisture.

Cook in oven at 275°F for 2 hours 45 minutes

or until firmly fork tender. Internal temperature should be at least 160°F for food safety; for optimal tenderness, cook to an internal temperature of 190°F.

Remove meat from oven

and let stand 5 – 10 minutes. Slice thinly across the grain and serve.

Crock Pot Directions - Corned Beef

Remove corned beef from package

and place in crock pot and completely cover with water.

Cover and cook

for approximately 11 hours on low or 5 hours on high, or until firmly fork tender. Please note that crock pot cooking times may vary greatly depending upon style. It is important to check the meat with a meat thermometer to ensure it has reached at least 160°F for food safety; for optimal tenderness, cook to an internal temperature of 190°F. For best results, monitor at regular intervals. Slice thinly across the grain.

Pressure Cooker Directions - Corned Beef

Remove corned beef from package

and place in pressure cooker with 4 cups of water.

Cook

25 – 30 minutes at full pressure. Bring pressure down; add vegetables; bring to full pressure and cook 15 additional minutes, or until firmly fork tender. Internal temperature should be at least 160°F for food safety; for optimal tenderness, cook to an internal temperature of 190°F.

Remove meat from pressure cooker

and let stand 5 – 10 minutes. Slice across the grain.

On the Grill Directions - Corned Beef

Remove corned beef from package

and score meat diagonally.

Spread on favorite barbecue sauce.

Wrap in tin foil, fat side up. Grill on low or indirect heat for 20 – 30 minutes per pound, or until firmly fork tender. Internal temperature should be at least 160°F for food safety; for optimal tenderness, cook to an internal temperature of 190°F.

Remove from foil

and brown for 15 minutes.

Smoker Directions – Corned Beef

Remove the corned beef brisket from its packaging

and remove spice packet.

When ready to cook, set the temperature of smoker to 180°F

and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

Rinse brisket and pat dry.

Place directly on the grill grate, fat side up and smoke for 2 hours.

Increase grill temperature to 325°F and preheat, lid closed.

Cook for 2.5 – 3 hours or until beef is fork tender. For food safety and tenderness, cook to internal temperature of 160℉; for optimal tenderness cook to 190℉ internal.

Allow the meat to rest for 15 to 20 minutes.

Slice across the grain into 1/4-inch slices with a sharp knife and serve.

Oven Directions – Beef Brisket

Preheat the oven to 350°F

and remove beef brisket from package.

Place on oven rack in roasting pan with 1/2” of water

and roast uncovered for 1 hour.

Lower oven to 300°F

and cover pan tightly. Continue cooking for 3 hours, or until fork tender. Internal temperature should be at least 160°F for food safety; for optimal tenderness, cook to an internal temperature of 190°F.

Remove brisket from oven.

Trim and slice thinly across the grain.