- 1 piece (about 4 lb.) center-cut corned beef brisket
- 1 lemon, ends trimmed
- 1 onion (about 1/2 lb.), peeled
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
- six to eight whole cloves
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
Steps to make ItTrim and discard the majority of the surface fat from corned beef brisket. Rinse meat well under awesome flowing water, rubbing lightly to produce its corning salt.
Lay meat, fattiest side up, inside a 2-inch-deep, 11- by 15- or 16-inch roasting pan. Thinly slice lemon (discard seeds) and onion and lay slices over meat. Sprinkle with peppercorns, allspice, and cloves.
Set pan on middle rack inside a 325° oven. Pour 8 cups boiling water around brisket, seal the pan with foil, and bake until meat is extremely tender when pierced, about 4 hrs. Uncover and drain off basically about 1 cup from the liquid. If preferred, reserve the lemon and onion slices and arrange them on the top from the meat.
In a tiny bowl, mix the mustard and brown sugar spread evenly over meat, on the top from the onion-lemon mixture. Broil 8 inches from heat before the mustard mixture starts to brown, three to five minutes. Transfer the corned beef to some platter. Serve hot, warm, or cold slice meat over the grain.