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Honey Glazed Corned Beef With Winter Vegetables

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Honey Glazed Corned Beef With Winter Vegetables

A touch of tradition with this Kiwi favourite! A cut of corned beef is very economical and it also has the advantage of being used for sandwiches or even made into hash brown the next day with potatoes. All cooked in one pot, it can be left alone while you do something else.


  • 1.5 kg piece corned beef with an even fat covering
  • 2 tblsp honey
  • 1 onion , halved
  • 1 orange, quartered
  • 1 bayleaf
  • few sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 whole allspice (optional)
  • 6 peeled baby onions
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 2 parsnips , peeled
  • 2 baby swede, peeled
  • 25 grams butter
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tblsp flour
  • ¾ cup stock
  • ½ cup crème fraiche
  • 1 tblsp prepared mustard
  • 1 tsp honey


  1. Place the corned beef in a large saucepan and cover with water. Add the honey, onion, orange, bayleaf, thyme and allspice and bring slowly to the boil. Cover and simmer for one hour.
  2. Cut the carrots and parsnips into baton lengths and slice the swede thickly
  3. Remove the the orange, onion, bayleaf, thyme and allspice with a slotted spoon. Add the prepared vegetables and simmer a further 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Remove the meat and cut a criss-cross pattern on the fat. Spread with the extra honey and place under a hot grill for about 4-5 minutes until golden.
  5. Toss the vegetables with a knob of butter, a spoonful of honey and a little chopped fresh thyme if wished. Serve the corned beef sliced, with the vegetables and creamy mashed potatoes and your favourite Mustard Sauce.

Ginger and mustard sauce

  1. Heat the butter in a pan, add the ginger and cook until softened.
  2. Stir in the flour and cook until frothy. Gradually add the stock, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens.
  3. Reduce heat, stir in the crème fraiche, mustard and honey. Serve warm.

Cooks Tips

For families, cooking one large piece of meat each week can be a real cost and time saver; - There’s usually little time taken in preparation - There’s cold meat for sandwiches - Any leftovers can be served up in a different manner to make a quick meal . - Plus these cuts are usually economical to buy, helping with the family budget

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