What is the cooking time for corned beef?


Quick Answer

The cooking time for corned beef depends on the method used, states the United States Department of Agriculture. For example, corned beef that is made using an oven or a stovetop is typically cooked for approximately 1 hour per pound.

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If using an oven cooking bag to cook corned beef, the USDA recommends cooking for 2 1/2 to 3 hours for a 2- to 3-pound beef brisket and 3 to 3 1/2 hours for a brisket that is 3 to 5 pounds. Corned beef in a slow cooker can be cooked for 5 to 6 hours on high and 10 to 12 hours on low. If using a microwave, corned beef should be cooked for 20 to 30 minutes per pound of meat.

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