Mr Watanabe's Corned Beef
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 480
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 1 avg corned beef - about 3 lbs
  • 1 can cold beer - I use budweiser
  • 3 T cider vinegar
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1/2 t celery salt
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 whole onion, peeled
  • 1 cabbage - quartered
  • 2 carrots - cut into 2" pieces
  • 7 yukon gold potatoes
  • 3 stalks celery - cut into 2" pieces
  • 1 yellow onion - peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 2T yellow mustard
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large stockpot place corned beef, beer, vinegar, spices, garlic and whole onion, adding just enough filtered water to cover beef.
  2. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 to 6 hours
  3. Remove beef and throw out onion
  4. Add vegetables to pot and simmer in broth, covered for about 2 hours
  5. Once beef is cool, coat top with brown sugar and mustard that has been mixed to a paste
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes or until brown sugar has turned into a glaze and meat is heated through
  7. Remove vegetables from pot and serve with corned beef
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I remember the first time I had this thinking it was one of the most unusual corned beef's I had ever had - once I saw the recipe I knew why, and I have been experimenting ever since - he didn't write down any set amounts of anything so it is constantly changing.