Glazed Corned Beef with Lentils


First the brisket is simmered for several hours, and then it is baked with a honey mustard glaze. While the brisket is baking, make the lentils using the boiling liquid from the brisket. Making the lentils is optional with this recipe, but I do strongly recommend them. Try this with good beer and rye bread.

Prep Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 2 quarts water

  • 4 pounds corned beef brisket

  • 1 large onion

  • 1 large carrot

  • 1 stalk celery

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 tablespoon pickling spice

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon-style prepared mustard

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ¼ cup red chile sauce (Optional)

  • 2 cups dry lentils (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Tie pickling spice in a square of cheesecloth. In a large stew pot, combine water, brisket, whole vegetables, garlic, and pickling spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 3 hours.

  2. Place a cooking rack in a shallow baking dish or pan. Remove brisket from cooking liquid, and place fat side up on rack. Reserve cooking liquid. Mix together brown sugar, ginger, mustard, and honey. Spoon glaze over meat.

  3. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, prepare the lentils. In a medium saucepan, combine 3 cups cooking liquid from the brisket, and chili sauce. Bring to a boil. Add lentils, return to a boil, and reduce heat to simmer. Continue cooking for 30 to 40 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Sprinkle with parsley, and serve with brisket.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

652 Calories
31g Fat
50g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 652
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 1979mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 15g 55%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 798mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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