I made one of these for St. Patricks Day, but there were no leftovers! And I am a woman that loves a good Ruben Sandwich. So when I noticed that the corned beefs were on sale , I just had to buy another. I have a Digital Bradley Smoker which is one of my favorite pieces of cooking equipment. This is my second one, my first one was not digital, I bought it 12 years ago before they came out with the digital model. But you can do this with any smoker that does not place the food directly above the heat.
Make your rub:
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup dried Ancho chile powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon crushed black pepper
1 tablespoon mustard seeds slightly crushed
1 Tablespoon fennel slightly crushed
Open your package of corned beef (or of course you can make your own easily, but that is another post) Pour the juice from the package into a dutch oven and reserve.
Apply the rub to the meat and place in smoker on low heat for 4 hours.
Place the meat in the dutch oven and add 1 onion sliced and one pound of carrots cut up. Add liquid (beer or water) till it almost touches the top of the corned beef.
Bake at 350 for two hours.
Remove and let rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes. Slice and plate. I like to serve this with Champ (mashed potatoes with cream and chives).
Next comes the Rubens for tonight’s dinner!