Glazed Corn Beef

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Glazed corned beef is the American Jewish rendition of glazed ham, sometimes called "faux ham."

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

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Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 pounds corned beef brisket
  • 3 onions sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cloves garlic 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1 turnip sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 5 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pineapple peeled and cut it circles, centers removed
  • 1 mango peeled and sliced

Directions

  1. Cover the meat with water; add the onions, bay leaf, garlic, rosemary, carrots, celery, turnips, and a few cloves. Bring to a boil, then simmer slowly, covered, for about 3 hours or until tender.
  2. To make the glaze, place the olive oil, mustard, ketchup, vinegar, molasses, and brown sugar in a sauce-pan. Bring all the ingredients to a boil. Add the pineapple and mango to some of the sauce in the pan and cook for a few minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. Drain the corned beef and put it in a roasting pan. Pour the glaze with the fruits and remaining cloves over the corned beef. Bake it in a preheated 350-degree oven, basting occasionally, for 30 minutes. Slice and serve.