Guinness Corned Beef


Corned beef with beer is a tasty St. Patrick's day treat. I discovered it when I attended an Irish Rovers concert. My family and friend insist it is a staple at get-togethers any time of the year. Roast this corned beef slowly at a low setting for a melt-in-your-mouth delight. The aroma is fantastic!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins


  • 4 pounds corned beef brisket

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle Irish stout beer (e.g. Guinness(r))


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  2. Rinse beef thoroughly, then pat dry with paper towels and place on a rack in a roasting pan or Dutch oven. Rub brown sugar all over beef. Pour beer around and gently over beef to wet sugar.

  3. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven until tender, about 2 1/2 hours. For optimum tenderness, an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 190 degrees F (88 degrees C). Allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Editor's Note:

During the last hour, you may put vegetables in the roasting pan. Try a wedge of cabbage, new potatoes, onion, carrots, etc. You may need to add a little more beer with your vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
17g Fat
14g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 1384mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 31mg 153%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 355mg 8%

* 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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