Smoked Corned Beef

Smoked Corned Beef

This smoked corned beef recipe results in undeniable flavor. After smoking, it will taste similar to pastrami, and your family will enjoy every bite.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    If there is still a membrane layer on the brisket, remove it. Also, remove any loose pieces and excess fat, leaving only some of the fat.
  3. Step 3

    In a large pan or kettle, soak the corned beef brisket in water for 2 hours to remove any excess salt. Remove it from the water and pat it dry with paper towels.
  4. Step 4

    Grind the peppercorns and coriander seeds. Add the onion powder, dried thyme, paprika, and garlic powder, and mix to produce the rub.
  5. Step 5

    Rub the mixture on the corned beef brisket. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap.
  6. Step 6

    Refrigerate the wrapped corned beef overnight. Do not let it sit out at room temperature.
  7. Step 7

    Set your smoker for 275 F. Unwrap the corned beef brisket and place it directly on the grill grate, fat-side up. Slow cook the corned beef brisket for about 1 1/2 hours per pound, uncovered. The internal meat temperature should be near 185 F or higher when it is done.
  8. Step 8

    Once cooked, remove the corned beef brisket from the smoker and place it onto a large cutting board. Let the meat rest for 15 minutes.
  9. Step 9

    Carve the corned beef brisket against the grain into thin slices. Serve and enjoy.