Pepper-apricot Glazed Corned Beef
Total preparation and cooking time: 2-3/4 to 3-3/4 hours
Servings: 6 - 8
2-1/2 - 3-1/2 lbs boneless corned beef brisket
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
Place corned beef brisket in Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring just to a simmer; do not boil. Cover tightly and simmer 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours or until fork-tender.
Combine glaze ingredients in 1-cup glass measure. Microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once.
Remove brisket from water; trim fat. Place on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Brush top of brisket with glaze; broil 2 to 3 minutes or until glazed. Carve diagonally across the grain.