Spicy and Tender Corned Beef Recipe

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Spicy and Tender Corned Beef Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
180 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 27, 2023

This Spicy and Tender Corned Beef recipe is perfect for those who enjoy a flavorful and well-seasoned beef dish. Made with traditional corned beef spices and infused with a spicy kick, this recipe will leave your taste buds satisfied. The beef is slow-cooked until it becomes melt-in-your-mouth tender, making it an ideal choice for a hearty and comforting meal. Serve this spicy corned beef with your favorite side dishes like mashed potatoes, cabbage, and carrots for a complete and satisfying meal.


  • 3 pounds corned beef
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 head of cabbage, cut into wedges (optional)
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced (optional)
  • Mashed potatoes, for serving


  1. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the thinly sliced onion and minced garlic, sauté until golden brown.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, mustard seeds, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, dried rosemary, and dried oregano.
  3. Rub the spice mixture all over the corned beef, making sure to coat it evenly.
  4. Move the onions and garlic to one side of the pot and add the corned beef, fat side down. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side until browned.
  5. Pour the beef broth and water into the pot. Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.
  6. Cover the pot and simmer for about 3 hours or until the corned beef becomes tender and easily falls apart when pierced with a fork.
  7. Optional: About 30 minutes before the corned beef is done, add the cabbage wedges and sliced carrots to the pot. Cook until they are tender.
  8. Once the corned beef is ready, remove it from the pot and let it rest for a few minutes. Slice it thinly against the grain.
  9. Serve the spicy and tender corned beef with mashed potatoes and the cooked vegetables, if desired.

Interesting Facts

  • Corned beef was originally a way to preserve meat before refrigeration became common.
  • The term 'corned' comes from the salt 'corns' used to cure the beef.
  • Corned beef is a popular dish during St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
  • Leftover corned beef can be used in sandwiches and salads.