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Hard Cider Braised Corned Beef with Mustard Cider-Reduction

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It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without corned beef! This recipe from Chef David Bonom pairs Snake River Farms Corned Beef with hard cider to celebrate and enhance the the flavor of American Wagyu.

Hard Cider Braised Corned Beef with Mustard Cider-Reduction
By David Bonom

Serves 6-8

INGREDIENTS
1 Snake River Farms corned beef brisket, about 2 ½ - 3 pounds
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
2 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
2 bay leaves
6 whole garlic cloves, peeled
4 (12-ounce) bottles hard apple cider, divided
1 cup homemade chicken stock or low sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard, divided
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Scrape off pickling spice from corned beef and reserve.

2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the corned beef, fat side down, and sear until the fat is lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Turn the meat over, sear one minute, and remove from the pan. Add the onion, carrots, bay leaves and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until just starting to soften, about 2-3 minutes. Return the corned beef and reserved pickling spice to the pan, fat side up, and add 3 bottles of the cider and enough cold water to just cover. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low; cover and gently simmer until tender, 3-3 1/2 hours.

3. While the corned beef cooks, combine the remaining bottle of hard cider, chicken stock, 2 tablespoons of the mustard and the sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until slightly thickened and reduced to 1 cup, 23-25 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon mustard, salt and pepper.

4. Transfer the corned beef to a cutting board and allow to rest 5-10 minutes before thinly slicing against the grain. Serve with the mustard-cider reduction.

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