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How to Bake Corned Beef

Posted byEthan Schandelmeier on Fri, Mar 12, 2021 @ 03:03 PM

iStock-Reuben Sandwich with Corned Beef and Sauerkraut_511066311Baked corned beef develops a fabulous crispy crust. Before you bake it, however, you will want to rinse or boil it to remove some of the salt. 

Even though you'll be baking it, put the corned beef in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil while you also preheat an oven to 350°F. 

Discard the water and repeat. Seriously! You will need to draw out more of the salt before baking your corned beef. 

Set the corned beef (fat-side up) in a baking pan and cover with foil. Bake for 2 hours at 350°F.

Uncover, then position on oven rack so it sits within the top third of the oven. Bake until the top is browned and crispy, approximately 30 minutes. 

Some people like to spread a brown sugar mustard glaze to the meat to add flavor and help the brown crust develop. With or without – it’s up to you!

Remember: Grab some sauerkraut & Swiss so you can make some Reuben Sandwich Melts too! 

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