Corned Beef in Ginger Beer

Here’s a new take on an old favourite. Quantities serve 6-8.


  • 1.5kg Quality Mark corned beef
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 green apple, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 4 cups ginger beer


  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Ginger and mustard sauce

  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 50g butter
  • 4 tbsp white flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp brown sugar


Rinse beef in cold water.

Place onion and apple in a large saucepan and stand beef on top. Pour ginger beer over.

Bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for 2-2½ hours until tender.

Remove beef and score fat into diamond shapes.

To make the glaze, mix mustard and brown sugar together and spread over.

Grill 4-5 minutes until golden.

Serve with the ginger and mustard sauce.

Sauce method

Gently pan-fry the ginger in the butter for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in flour and cook till frothy.

Gradually add stock, stirring continuously until sauce thickens.

Mix in mustard and brown sugar. Season with salt and pepper.

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