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Air Fryer Corned Beef

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Air Fryer Corned Beef is an incredible way to cook up your corned beef. This is brown sugar and mustard-basted corned beef.  This nontraditional way of making corned beef will quickly become your favorite way to make it.  

If you are looking to change it up from the classic corned beef and cabbage, this is a fantastic recipe. Tender, juicy, and loads of flavor. 

Air Fryer Corned Beef

While most traditional recipes are paired with veggies and of course cabbage. This recipe right here is incredible. 

The glaze has tons of flavor that adds so much flavor to the meat. Slice and serve with all your favorite sides. I paired it with my favorite Colcannon potatoes. 

air fryer corned beef sliced half way

What Is Corned Beef 

Corned beef is generally a brisket cut, that is cured and then comes with a packet of pickling spices. You tend to cook corned beef for a long period of time to get that tender meat. 

Corned beef can be a labor of love while cooking, but this recipe is simple, savory, and flavorful.

Does This Recipe Create A Crust 

You start by cooking the corned beef covered, and then eventually take off the foil and brush more glaze and cook longer. 

As the glaze cooks, while uncovered, you will find it begins to create a sticky glaze style, instead of a crust. But you could call it a crust if you would like. 

 

How to Make Corned Beef in your Air Fryer

  • Mix brown sugar, Dijon mustard, & apple cider vinegar together.

mix ingredients to baste

  • Baste corned beef with glaze and tightly wrap it in aluminum foil.

wrap in foil

  • Air Fry at 360 degrees for 1 hour.
  • Unwrap aluminum foil, baste again, and loosely wrap with aluminum foil.

loosely wrap in foil

  • Air Fry at 360 degrees for 40 minutes.
  • Remove foil, baste one last time. Air Fry at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

air fryer corned beef

How To Slice Corned Beef

Once your corned beef is done cooking it is great to allow your meat to rest for at least 10 minutes. This will allow the meat to hold the moisture for moist and tasty meat. 

Then you will want to slice against the grain for tender meat. If you slice with the grain it can make your corned beef tough. 

How To Store Leftover Air Fryer Corned Beef

You can store your leftover meat in the fridge for up to three days. After that, you will want to use your best judgment in terms of quality. 

If you want to freeze any of your meat, place it in a freezer-friendly container and store it for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to eat it so it has time to thaw. 

air fryer corned beef

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air fryer corned beef

air fryer corned beef sliced half way

Air Fryer Corned Beef

Air Fryer Corned Beef is an incredible way to cook up your corned beef. This is a brown sugar and mustard basted corned beef.

Ingredients

  • Corned Beef, 3-4 pounds
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Mix brown sugar, Dijon mustard, & apple cider vinegar together.
  2. Baste corned beef with glaze and tightly wrap it in aluminum foil.
  3. Air Fry at 360 degrees for 1 hour.
  4. Unwrap aluminum foil, baste again, and loosely wrap with aluminum foil.
  5. Air Fry at 360 degrees for 40 minutes.
  6. Remove foil, baste one last time. Leave foil mostly open. Air Fry at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 688mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 8g

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Linda Szymoniak

Thursday 17th of March 2022

Someone on a air fryer group I'm in on Facebook asked about making corned beef in an air fryer. While most responses were "it's best in a crock pot" or "Instant Pot", it got me thinking that I'm tired of making it the same way every year. So I searched and found this recipe. Delicious! Was it the most tender corned beef I've ever had? No, but it was far from the least tender, too. And the flavor of the basting sauce is amazing. I also had to research a way to cook my cabbage, carrots, and potatoes without cooking them with the meat and found a great recipe for that, too.

CANDIE C PRESTON

Thursday 17th of March 2022

I am beyond happy with this recipe!! By far the best Corned Beef ever!! Easy with zero clean up! The house has the best smell you can imagine! Best of all my husband agrees that it is fabulous!! Will never use any other recipe! THANK-YOU!!

Sara

Thursday 17th of March 2022

Not sure if you will see this today, but I am in the process of making this today and was wondering what to do with the pickling spices? Do they go in with the vinegar, mustard and brown sugar? Thanks so much!! Looking forward to trying this out!!!

David

Tuesday 15th of March 2022

I tried this recipe last year. We loved it. So good I cooked it two times last year.

Larry S.

Sunday 29th of August 2021

Making this recipe for the 3rd time.. love it.. instead of Dijon I use a spicy German mustard.. thank you for sharing this, it's the only way I will cook corned beef now

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