I've cooked corned beef just about every way you can cook it. I’ve baked it, roasted it, braised it, slow cooked it. But my favorite way is the way my Mom used to make it....using an oven bag. The flavors are more intense, the meat is more tender and far more juicy and it has the texture of a prime rib roast. The oven bag is the way to go and the way I made my corned beef this year.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
1 Reynolds Oven Bag, Large
1 tablespoon flour
1 (3 lb.) corned beef brisket
1 medium orange, sliced into thin rounds
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 large head green cabbage, cut in large wedges
1 bag baby carrots
10 red new potatoes, skins on
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Shake flour in Reynolds Oven Bag and place in a 9x13-inch baking pan. Add corned beef to bag, fat side up. Sprinkle fat side of beef with pepper and seasoning packet.
Layer orange slices and vegetables around meat and pour water over everything. Close bag with nylon tie and cut six 1/2-inch slits in top of bag.