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Oven Braising a HUGE corned beef

CindyJ Oct 18, 2013 08:06 AM

I've got a corned beef weighing 6.68 pounds that I just put into the oven at 350. The package says to cook it 1 hour for every pound. That seems like an awfully long time, but I've never cooked such a large one before. I've braised large briskets (~7 pounds) in the oven, usually for 4 hours. So for how long should I keep this baby in the oven? Thanks!

  1. CindyJ Oct 18, 2013 01:23 PM

    It was in the oven, covered with water/beer. I poked a fork in it after about 4 hours and it seemed done. Corned beef for dinner! Thanks to everyone for your advice.

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    1. re: CindyJ
      porker Oct 18, 2013 06:14 PM

      If theres leftovers after the leftovers (I'm thinking corned beef on rye tomorrow), maybe think of corned beef hash with onion on Sunday.
      Corned beef hash, mmmmmm.

    2. c
      ChiliDude Oct 18, 2013 12:31 PM

      I hope that your braising liquid was beer.

      1. porker Oct 18, 2013 11:53 AM

        The corned beef IS a brisket, just that its been cured (corned). If you're happy with your previous attempt at brisket weighing roughly the same, do roughly the same.

        However, if you're cooking differently (maybe your brisket was dry roasted and the corned beef cooked in liquid and covered), the results may vary.
        Its not so much the internal temp, but rather the tenderness: slice an end piece after 4 hours and give it a try.
        Mmmmm corned beef.

        1. dave_c Oct 18, 2013 11:48 AM

          350F seems high, but I would check after 4 to 5 hours to see if it's done to your liking.

          The 1 per pound is just a rule of thumb estimate.

          1. r
            rjbh20 Oct 18, 2013 11:35 AM

            DId you put it in the oven covered, uncovered, dry, in liquid, etc.??

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