Guinness Glazed Corned Beef

This Guinness Glazed Corned Beef is on our menu for St. Patrick’s Day! Try this delicious, literally addicting twist on corned beef that will have everyone asking for the recipe. Tender, slow cooked beef shredded and glazed with a sweet and spicy Guinness Beer Glaze!


Why You’ll LOVE This Guinness Glazed Corned Beef

This beer glazed corned beef is sure to be a hit at any party or holiday like St Patrick’s Day. Of course we love our traditional Crock Pot Corned Beef recipe, but to really impress your guests, this is the recipe to make.

Tender, slow cooked corned beef that is shredded and coated with a Guinness Beer glaze. A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy – and you’re going to love it.

  • Party Worthy: This glazed corned beef couldn’t be a more party worthy recipe. Of course because we’re cooking with beer, but also because it’s a unique recipe that you’re guests are going to love.
  • Easy To Make & Make Ahead: This recipe is very easy to make, the slow cooker does most of the work for you. It can also be made ahead of time, glaze and all, and warmed up before serving.
  • Versatile: You can serve this corned beef with potatoes on the side or use it as a topping for nachos or piled onto slider rolls.

How Do You Make Beer Glazed Corned Beef?

All you need is a few minutes of prep time to get this corned beef cooking in your slow cooker. This can be done the day before if you need to meal prep for a party or holiday.

  • While the corned beef is in the slow cooker, or after it’s finished if you’re doing this the day before, make the Guinness Beer Glaze.
  • Cook chopped garlic in oil and then deglaze the pot with Guinness beer. Let that reduce for a few minutes and then add the rest of the glaze ingredients. See the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients.
  • When the corned beef is finished cooking, shred the meat and toss it with the beer glaze on a sheet pan. Place the sheet pan under the broiler until the glaze sets and gets crispy and caramelized.

Can You Use Other Types Of Beer For The Glaze?

Yes! You can really use anything that you like drinking. If you use a darker beer like Guinness, you’ll be able to taste the beer flavor more in the glaze as opposed to a lighter beer.

But really, it’s up to you. Even a lighter pilsner or lager will add a nice beer flavor to the glaze, and it just goes perfectly with the shredded corned beef.

What Goes Well With Corned Beef?

Depending on how you’re serving this glazed corned beef recipe, you might need a couple of side dishes to go along with it! Mostly, if you’re serving it for a main meal, not as part of another dish like nachos for example, as we mentioned above.


Storing And Reheating

Store leftover Guinness Glazed Corned Beef in a container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also freeze the corned beef in freezer bags for up to 3 months for a really easy way to host a holiday or party.

Reheat the corned beef in a low oven for the best results. The oven will caramelize the glaze again and will make the corned beef much more flavorful. The microwave will also work in a pinch.

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Guinness Glazed Corned Beef

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x

This Guinness Glazed Corned Beef is on our menu for St. Patrick’s Day! Try this delicious, literally addicting twist on corned beef that will have everyone asking for the recipe. Tender, slow cooked beef shredded and glazed with a sweet and spicy Guinness Beer Glaze!



  • Crock Pot Corned Beef (You can omit the vegetables in this recipe if you like, unless you want to serve them with this glazed corned beef)

For the Guinness Beer Glaze:

  • 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 3/4 cup dark beer like Guinness
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon of water


  1. Follow the recipe for our Crock Pot Corned Beef. You can omit the vegetables if you like, or serve them on the side of this corned beef recipe.
  2. When the corned beef is done, let it cool and shred it into bite sized pieces. You can also do this the day before, but the the meat will shred easier when it’s warm so shred it first and then store it in the refrigerator for when you need it.
  3. Preheat the broiler.
  4. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat and then add in the minced garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, while stirring. Carefully pour in the beer, stir and bring to a simmer. Let the beer reduce for 5 minutes.
  5. Add in the rest of the ingredients for the glaze, except for the cornstarch mixture, and then bring back to a boil. Once the glaze comes to a boil pour in the cornstarch mixture and whisk. Bring the glaze back to a boil again and then cook for 2-3 minutes until the glaze thickens.
  6. Place the shredded corned beef on a sheet pan. Pour 3/4 cup of the glaze over the corned beef and toss. You can add more glaze if you think it needs it, but not too much or it won’t caramelize in the oven.
  7. Place the corned beef under the broiler and cook for about 5 minutes until the edges get crispy and the glaze is sticky.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

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