Barbeque Corned Beef for Recipe Friday

Last weekend during my weekly shopping trip, I was trying to think of something new to make. I noticed that corned beef brisket was on sale so I bought a 3 pounder. I also bought carrots and always have potatoes and was planning to make the old standard brisket with potatoes and carrots.
Corned Beef in the Slow Cooker

I know the “old standard” is also supposed to have cabbage in it, and as a kid I loved cooked cabbage, but for some reason I don’t care for it any more. Usually people grow to like things more as they get older, and that is true for me with most things, but not cooked cabbage. Maybe we just had it a lot when I was a kid and I had to eat it, so I convinced myself it was good when really I never liked it to begin with. And actually, as I recall, when my mom made this “old standard” she made it with ham hocks and not corned beef. Hmmmm, I might have to look into that for another “new” thing at our house.

I’ve taken a few days off work this week since it is Spring Break and both my son and husband are home, too. And it’s a good thing because it turns out you have to cook a brisket 50 minutes per pound, so there is no way I could make it after work. I decided yesterday morning that I was going to make it, but for some reason I still had the idea of “something new” on my mind and so wanted to do something different with the brisket. The idea of barbeque came to mind.

This is the recipe I came up with, which I served with hash brown potatoes and baked beans.

Barbeque Corned Beef


Corned beef brisket
½ cup barbeque sauce

Sliced Corned Beef

Directions:Remove the brisket from the package and rinse. (Mine was 3.24 lbs, but any size will do.) Place the brisket in a slow cooker or large pot. Add spices that come with the brisket, which appeared to be mostly mustard seed and some kind of herbs. Cover almost to the top of the brisket with water. Add barbeque sauce. I used Sweet Baby Ray’s, but whatever your favorite barbeque sauce is would work. Turn slow cooker to high or bring pot to a boil. After about half an hour, turn the heat down to simmer. Cook 50 minutes per pound or according to package directions. As noted on the package, be sure to cut against the grain or you will end up with really tough slices of meat.


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11 Responses

  1. Hi Linda–I stumbled on your recipe today when I googled, searching for bbq corned beef. I was relieved that yours didn’t say “not corned beef”–as many of the recipes said “beef brisket” and then the “not” qualifier. So I wasted some time, trying to figure out what was what… Your recipe was very helpful, and what I decided ultimately, was that if it could be made as barbeque, it could probably also be done as Teriyaki–which was what I really wanted, as I had 2 jars (a 2-for-1 sale!!) of Kona pineapple teriyaki marinade/glaze. So mine is in the crock pot as I write this–and may require that 2nd jar, as I like mine really flavorful, whether I do bbq or teriyaki. Thanks again for this recipe help–and God bless you BIG! ~ Dell

    • Linda, So sorry. I will try to come up with a recipe that sounds terrible next week. 😉 Maybe, umm, let’s see . . . this is going to take some thought. No promises. Peace, Linda

  2. I have never fixed corned beef. 🙂 I love how you change things up and get creative. My hubby doesn’t like barbeque sauce . . .but maybe he would like corned beef??? I need options here. ha! Thank you!!! You restore my kitchen sanity.

    • Deb, I think if I had to cook for your husband I would go nuts! Who doesn’t like barbeque sauce? But you can certainly make corned beef without the barbeque sauce. I think the good old carrots and potatoes option is good, too. Peace and sanity, Linda

      • Yes, that sounds good! 🙂 With a side dish of sanity. haha!
        Linda, just wanted you to know that I’m subscribed to your blog, and for this post, when I clicked to read more, it was saying there was an error. So, I clicked on your “home” button and was able to read. Might just be an isolated case, but thought I’d let you know . . .if views are down some today, that might be why!
        God bless you and your creative writing and cooking!

      • Deb, I did have a little glitch when I scheduled this post, and it posted my automatic Facebook link right away, too, even though it wasn’t actually posted. I don’t know what I did wrong, but hopefully it’s an isolated incident. Thanks for letting me know. Peace, Linda

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