How To Make A Corned Beef Roast

How to cook corned beef in the oven:

  • Rinse the corned beef off with water and pat dry
  • Coat the corned beef with your preferred mustard (I prefer dijon).
  • Season the top with the magic seasoning that came in the package of corned beef (fat side up).
  • Tightly wrap in foil and set on a high-sided ovenproof pan to prevent cooking moisture from overflowing.
  • BAKE!

What You’ll Need To Make Corned Beef & Cabbage

How To Make A Corned Beef Roast

  • Corned Beef with Seasoning Packet: With a flavor all its own, corned beef is named for the big salt grains, or “corns,” that are used to cure the meat. Opt for a flat-cut brisket for even cooking and slicing. Trimming the fat after cooking is preferable to trimming it before to ensure juiciness. A seasoning packet, which is necessary for adding flavor with spices like peppercorns, bay leaves, and mustard seeds, is typically included with packages of corned beef. If missing, refer to FAQs for a homemade substitute.
  • Butter: The foundation of the roasting mixture, butter gives the vegetables richness and aids in their oven-baking browning and caramelization.
  • Prepared Horseradish: When mixed with butter, this condiment gives the roasted vegetables a tangy, sharp taste. Usually located in the supermarket’s chilled section, this hot sauce is prepared by combining grated horseradish root with vinegar and salt.
  • When roasted in the butter and horseradish mixture, carrots, small gold potatoes, and green cabbage all add different textures and flavors to the dish. Carrots add color and sweetness, potatoes give a creamy texture, and cabbage adds a crunchy, slightly bitter contrast.
  • Jump to the printable recipe for precise measurements

How long to cook corned beef in the oven?

It’s very easy to remember to bake corned beef for one hour per pound in the oven, or, if your beef isn’t a “perfect,” even weight, round up to the quarter pound for times when it needs to be done. Corned beef should be tender, juicy, and still sliceable. For instance, a 2. A 65-pound corned beef should cook in the same amount of time as two 75 lb corned beef: 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Heres some common times to spare you any math:

  • 1 lb corned beef : bake 1 hour
  • 2 lb corned beef: bake 2 hours
  • 2.25 lb corned beef: bake 2 hours 15 minutes
  • 2.5 lb corned beef: bake 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 2.75 lb corned beef: bake 2 hours 45 minutes
  • 3 lb corned beef: bake 3 hours
  • 3.5 lb corned beef: bake 3 hours 30 minutes
  • … you get the idea!

Remember that the corned beef must REST after being taken out of the oven in order to prevent it from becoming dry.