Maple-Glazed Corned Beef

Total Time

Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 2-1/2 hours


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked beef: 439 calories, 30g fat (10g saturated fat), 156mg cholesterol, 2014mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.