I grew up on corned beef and cabbage, which we had regularly (and not just on St. Patrick's Day). It was something I always enjoyed so I was surprised when, as an adult, I came across many people who professed their dislike for the meal. After much experimenting, I came up with a juicy, tender corned beef that everybody likes, even the corned beef-haters. This recipe halves easily. For the liquid, I prefer a nice caramel porter. While this takes several days, there really is not a lot of real effort involved, just planning.