Elevate Your St. Patrick’s Day Dinner with Beer Braised Corned Beef and Whiskey Mustard Glaze

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious twist on a classic dish? Our Beer Braised Corned Beef with Whiskey Mustard Glaze will take your dinner to the next level. This mouthwatering recipe combines the tender and flavorful corned beef with a delectable glaze made from brown sugar, mustard, and Irish whiskey. Get ready to impress your friends and family with this irresistible dish!

sliced beer braised corned beef with whiskey mustard glaze on a gray ceramic platter with baby potatoes

The Perfect Cut for Beer Braised Corned Beef

When it comes to selecting the perfect corned beef for this recipe, we recommend using the leaner “flat cut” brisket. While the “point cut” is thicker and has more marbling, the flat cut offers a uniform shape that makes it easier to glaze and slice. However, feel free to use the point cut if you prefer a fattier meat.

Choosing the Right Beer for Braising

The beer you choose for the braising liquid can greatly enhance the flavor of the corned beef. We recommend using a golden lager that isn’t too hops-assertive. Our personal favorite is Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery’s organic lager from Tadcaster, England. Its fresh, crisp, and lightly floral notes complement the corned beef perfectly. However, any standard lager will work well. Avoid using stouts, as they can overpower the dish.

The Whiskey-Mustard Glaze

To add an extra layer of flavor to your corned beef, we’ve created a delightful whiskey-mustard glaze. Made with a combination of brown sugar, smooth and whole grain Dijon mustard, and a splash of Irish whiskey, this glaze brings a touch of sweetness and bite to the meat. Simply brush the glaze onto the brisket after it’s been braised and broil it until caramelized. However, if you prefer a more traditional taste, you can skip the glazing step altogether.

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Serving Suggestions

While the beer braised corned beef is delicious on its own, you can take it a step further by adding some classic accompaniments. Braise whole baby red potatoes and cabbage wedges in the same pot as the brisket for a complete meal. Sear the cabbage wedges for some added depth of flavor before adding them to the pot. Remember to remove the vegetables from the braising liquid while the meat is glazing to prevent them from becoming too salty. Finally, strain the braising liquid and spoon a little over the meat and veggies for added moisture and flavor. Serve with a side of Roasted Cabbage Wedges or creamy colcannon for a truly authentic Irish feast!

glazed corned beef on a wood cutting board being sliced with a knife and meat fork

Leftover Inspiration

If you happen to have any corned beef leftovers, don’t fret! We’ve got some tasty suggestions for you. Try making Reuben Sandwiches, Corned Beef Hash and Eggs, or a Corned Beef Sandwich with Coleslaw and Russian Dressing. These reader-favorite recipes will help you make the most of your leftovers and continue to enjoy the flavors of St. Patrick’s Day.

So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to impress your guests and have a memorable St. Patrick’s Day dinner with our Beer Braised Corned Beef and Whiskey Mustard Glaze. For more recipes and cooking inspiration, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ!