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Maple-Glazed Corned Beef

 Maple-Glazed Corned Beef
Corned beef gets a touch of sweetness with a maple syrup glaze. Even people who say they don't care for corned beef will ask for seconds when served this one. This recipe was passed down from my great-grandmother.—Gayle Macklin, Vail, Arizona Teacher, Corona Foothills Middle School, Vail, Arizona
12 ServingsPrep: 25 minutes Cook: 2-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 corned beef briskets with spice packets (3 pounds each)
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 12 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup whole peppercorns
  • 8 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 4 quarts water
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  • Place briskets and contents of the spice packets in a stockpot. Add
  • onion, garlic, salt, peppercorns, bay leaves, basil and oregano.
  • Pour in water and beef broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover
  • and simmer for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Transfer meat to a broiler pan. Brush with maple syrup; sprinkle with
  • brown sugar. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until
  • beef is glazed. Thinly slice across the grain. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3 ounces cooked beef equals 439 calories, 30 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 156 mg cholesterol, 2,014 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 11 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 29 g protein.