10+ BEST Sauces for Corned Beef: Easy + Delicious

Wondering what the best sauces for corned beef are? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide of 10+ delicious sauce recipes that are perfect to elevate your St. Patrick’s Day feast.

Corned Beef is always a favorite for St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re making Smoked Corned BeefSlow Cooker Glazed Corned Beef or this Instant Pot Corned Beef.

But how do you elevate things even further?

Add a great sauce!

Pick one of your favorites from the list below, add a couple corned beef side dishes, and you’re guaranteed an St. Patrick’s Day dinner!

The BEST Corned Beef Sauces

Sliced smoked corned beef on wood cutting board with knife.
This creamy honey mustard sauce is the BEST corned beef sauce recipe. It's super simple to make too!
Corned Beef Honey Mustard Sauce
Close up of Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage arranged on a platter.
Corned Beef Glaze. This Slow Cooker Glazed Corned Beef & Cabbage is finished off under the broiler with a brown sugar-mustard glaze, giving it a nice crispy crust.
Corned Beef Glaze
Creamy Horseradish Sauce rivals the best Steakhouse sauce! Excellent paired with corned beef, prime rib, beef tenderloin or steak.
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Jaeger sauce in bowl with spoon.
This mouthwatering Jaeger Sauce is a tangy mushroom gravy. Easy to make in about 20 minutes with everyday ingredients, the finished sauce is so creamy and has incredible layers of umami, herby, and savory flavors.
Jaeger Sauce
Overhead shot of small glass jar of honey mustard sauce next to honey wand and small bowl of mustard
This easy homemade Honey Mustard Sauce recipe is made with just 4-ingredients and the perfect drizzling sauce for your corned beef. It will be ready in 5 minutes! All you need to make it are yellow mustard, dijon mustard, mayonnaise and honey. 
Honey Mustard Sauce
Bearnaise sauce in small black bowl.
Not just great on steak, this Bearnaise Sauce Recipe is also delicious with corned beef! Flavored with fresh cracked blacked pepper and tarragon leaves.
Bearnaise Sauce
Learn to make Gremolata, a zesty Italian condiment that always adds fresh, vibrant flavor to corned beef & cabbage. All you need is fresh parsley, lemon zest, and garlic. Bonus: customize it with more add-ins or use olive oil to transform it into a marinade!
Overhead closeup of creamy mushroom sauce in skillet with spoon.
This extra creamy, incredibly flavorful Mushroom Cream Sauce is easy to make and on the table in about 20 minutes. It’s a rich, umami-forward sauce that’s fantastic spooned over corned beef.
Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Sliced steak on plate drizzled with peppercorn sauce.
This Creamy Peppercorn Sauce tastes amazing with corned beef.
Creamy Peppercorn Sauce
Chimichurri sauce in small jar with spoon.
Add freshness to your corned beef with this Chimichurri Sauce recipe. Packed with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients & your blender or food processor.
Chimichurri Sauce
Sliced steak on plate drizzled with red wine sauce.
Add elegance to your corned beef with this reduced Red Wine Sauce. This classic French sauce is ideal for beef tenderloin and filet mignon, but also delicious on corned beef!
Red Wine Sauce

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Sliced smoked corned beef on wood cutting board with knife.

9+ BEST Sauces for Corned Beef

Wondering what the BEST sauces for corned beef are? Try this homemade honey mustard sauce. It's delicious drizzled on both the meat and your veggies!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Soak Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people


Spice Rub:

  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground coriander

Honey Mustard Sauce:

  • ½ cup honey or agave
  • ½ cup brown mustard
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt (optional)


  • Remove the corned beef from the packaging and discard the spice packet, if included. Soak the corned beef in water for at least 2 hours, or up to overnight, changing the water a few times. Remove the corned beef and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Preheat your smoker to 275-degrees.
  • Meanwhile, combine the spice rub ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk to combine, then coat the corned beef in the spices.
  • Place the corned beef on the smoker, fat side up, and cook for 2-3 hours, until the temperature reaches 160-degrees.
  • Pour the beef broth in the bottom of a disposable aluminum foil pan. Add the brisket to the pan, fat-side up. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Continue to smoke for 2-3 hours, until the internal temperature reaches 205-degrees.
  • Remove the brisket and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the honey mustard sauce by stirring together honey, mustard, and greek yogurt.
  • Slice the corned beef against the grain into 1/4-inch- thick slices and serve with the honey mustard sauce. Enjoy!


The precise time it takes to smoke corned beef depends on the size, but allow for at least 6 hours. I use a meat thermometer and, after the first 5 or so hours, begin checking it every 30 to 40 minutes until the internal temperature reaches between 190ºF and 205ºF.
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Calories: 645kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 3067mg | Potassium: 909mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 6mg

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