Special equipment: cheesecloth and butcher's twine
Put the peppercorns, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, garlic and bay leaves in a piece of cheesecloth and tie tightly with butcher's twine to make a sachet. Put the corned beef in a slow cooker and pour enough water over it until just submerged, 2 to 3 quarts. Add the sachet and brown sugar and cook until the meat is just tender, 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.
Two hours on low or 1 hour on high before the corned beef is done, add the carrots, potatoes and cabbage on top of the meat, making sure the veggies are submerged. Continue to cook until the vegetables are tender; if the beef is fork-tender and fully cooked but the vegetables still need time, remove the beef and tent, then continue to cook the veggies until tender.
Transfer the veggies to a bowl using a spider or slotted spoon and immediately toss with the rice wine vinegar.
Slice the corned beef and plate with an assortment of the veggies and some horseradish mustard. Garnish with minced chives.
Combine the mustard, horseradish and brown sugar in a medium bowl and mix together until blended. Add more horseradish for extra burn!
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