Smoked Corned Beef Recipe

Smoked corned beef is a delicious dish that combines the rich flavors of corned beef with the smokiness from the cooking process. Here's a simple recipe using a preseasoned and prepackaged corned beef from the grocery store:

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1 preseasoned and prepackaged corned beef brisket (typically around 3-4 pounds)
1 package of seasonings (comes with corned beef)
2 tablespoons Ground Pounder Garlic Seasoning

If no pre-packaged seasonings use this:

2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
2 tablespoons coriander seeds
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried oregano

4-6 cups water or beef broth
Wood chips for smoking (such as hickory, apple, or oak)


Rinse the corned beef brisket under cold water to remove any excess brine. Pat it dry with paper towels.

In a small bowl, combine the packaged seasoning with the Ground Pounder Garlic Seasoning.

Rub the spice mixture all over the surface of the corned beef brisket, ensuring it's evenly coated. Let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat.

While the brisket is resting, prepare your smoker according to manufacturer instructions. Aim for a temperature of around 225°F (107°C). Add the wood chips to generate smoke.

Place the seasoned corned beef brisket on the smoker rack, fat side up. Add the  water or beef broth into the water pan of the smoker. (use a tinfoil pan if your smoker does not have a water pan)

Close the smoker and let the brisket smoke for about 4 to 5 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 195°F (90°C). Check the water or broth level periodically and add more as needed to maintain moisture.

Once the brisket reaches the desired temperature, carefully remove it from the smoker and transfer it to a cutting board. Allow it to rest for about 15-20 minutes before slicing.

Slice the smoked corned beef brisket against the grain into thin slices. Serve hot with your favorite sides, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or cabbage.

Enjoy your delicious homemade smoked corned beef!

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