As the majority knows, Corned beef is a relatively inexpensive cut of beef that leaves a fine salted savory taste when prepared. When preparing corned beef brisket, it is advisable to use a minimum degree of heat, as an increase in temperature could alter its tender texture after cooking. The brisket, which is gotten from the lower breast of the cow, forms one of the least tender cuts of beef.
It can be prepared either by; boiling, baking, using a pressure cooker, etc. Regardless of the cooking method, getting the appropriate outcome is significantly dependent on the approach you follow. Following this, we’ve compiled some useful cooking instructions and tips that would be sure to give excellent results.
Corned Beef Brisket Nutrition Facts
Tips for Cooking Corned Beef Brisket in Oven
To get a satisfactory result when cooking corned beef brisket in an oven, the following culinary tips and guidelines should be taken note of:
Appropriate Brands to purchase – When cooking corned beef brisket, you can use various brands to make your corned beef brisket dish, such as Blarney Stone Corned Beef Brisket, Cattlemen’s Ranch Corned Beef Brisket, Grobbel’s gourmet point/flat cut Beef brisket, etc. If you’re lucky enough to purchase this on or after St. Patrick’s day, you’ll get it at a relatively affordable price. It also comes with seasonings, so even if it’s your first time cooking it, you certainly don’t have to bother about what seasonings to use.
Wrapping Up Your Dish – When wrapping your corned beef brisket, before placing it in the Oven, it is advisable to use aluminum foil or a traditional kitchen wrap (whichever you would prefer). Also, pay attention to the aluminum foil when it’s in the Oven as it could tear due to the degree of heat in the Oven; hence a minimum heat level is required.
Proper Spice To Use – On the other hand, if you cannot purchase any of the brands of corned beef earlier mentioned from the grocery store, you can also use individual spices or seasoning of your choice, in the likes of accessible spices such as thyme, curry, rosemary, etc. Here, a thorough mixture of the spice used on the beef brisket should be done to enable a delightful savory outcome.
Cooking Equipment Required – As much as you would want your corned beef brisket to come out nicely done, you should always note using the appropriate cooking pans or pressure pots, basically depending on the size of beef brisket you purchased. These range from the Cast iron pan, Saucepan, Dutch Oven, Roasting pan, Non-stick surface pan, Oven, Grill pan, Pressure cooker, etc. Asides from that, your Oven ought to be in good working condition to avoid complications while cooking.
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Cooking Time for Corned Beef Brisket in Oven
The following timing guidelines in the table below are sure to give the best results when cooking a corned beef brisket:
Cooking corned beef brisket in Oven at 350° Fahrenheit.
1 – 3 hoursPrint
- One flat-cut corned beef brisket (5 pounds)
- 1 tbsp of browning sauce, e.g., kitchen bouquet
- 1 tbsp of vegetable oil (optional)
- 1 medium-size onion (peeled & sliced)
- Five cloves of garlic (sliced)
- 2 –3 tbsp of water (room temperature)
- One lemon with ends trimmed (optional)
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- ½ cup of Dijon mustard
- Remove beef brisket and seasoning packet from the beef pack.
- Trim off and remove some of the fatty surfaces from your corned beef brisket. Rinse the beef brisket thoroughly under cool running water, massaging it gently to discard some of its salt contents. After rinsing under cool running water, make sure to dry with a paper towel.
- Make a glaze using your ½ cup of brown sugar (light or dark brown) with your ½ cup of Dijon mustard. Mix up thoroughly in a clean bowl until it becomes a paste. Then wash and dice the necessary ingredients (onion, garlic, etc.), mixing them with your preferred spices. Rub thoroughly over the corned beef brisket. Also, If you wish to add more flavor to your beef brisket, you can add an ends-trimmed lemon, gently squeezing out the liquid from the lemon onto the beef.
- Place your well-seasoned brisket in a baking dish or pan or whatever cooking Equipment you’re making use of. Add 2-3 tbsp of water into the pan or meat broth (note that the meat broth only applies if you boiled it at a former time). Then grab a traditional kitchen foil and gently cover up the beef brisket properly, pressing down the foil around the pan or baking dish being used( trust me, you wouldn’t want the heat in the Oven affecting your brisket if not properly covered up).
- Afterward, pre-heat your Oven to about 330-370 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for the next 2½-3 hours since a pound of meat is cooked per hour. Once done, carefully take out the beef brisket from the Oven. You would notice that the outer part of the brisket now has a slightly brown shiny look, but to be sure it’s properly cooked, you can use a fork or table knife to cut out a piece of the beef. The meat should be tender, and if it’s not, it’s totally fine to cook again in the Oven for an hour more. Your beef brisket becomes nice, tender, and fully cooked when you’re done cooking.
When properly cooked in the Oven, the corned beef brisket can be eaten with fried chili rice, mashed potatoes, carrots, or any rice of your choice. It’s one of the easiest and fastest ways to prepare beef, leaving you with a sense of satisfaction when the suitable guidelines are followed to the latter.
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