Homemade Corned Beef

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Total Time
181hrs
Prep
168 hrs
Cook
13 hrs

This is from southernfood.about.com. I've made my own corned beef before but not with this recipe. I plan on trying this for this year's St. Paddy's Day. Note: You will need to start this with a fresh brisket (7-9lbs.) about 7 days before you plan to make your dinner.

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  1. Combine water, salt, sugar, mustard, spices, and garlic in an 8 quart nonreactive stock pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. When liquids have cooled, trim the beef of excess fat and put into the liquid.
  2. You may need to transfer the liquids and beef to a larger container or bowl, just make sure it is nonreactive. If necessary, add more cold water to cover the beef. Using a heavy pottery bowl or a few small bowls, weigh the corned beef down so it will stay submerged in the water. Cover the pan and refrigerate 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator. Take out once a day to stir lightly, and turn the beef as needed.
  3. On the 6th or 7th day, remove the beef from the brine and rinse well with cold water.
  4. Cook as desired. I wrap the corned beef in a double layer of foil and place it in a large roasting pan. Then I cook it at 275* overnight. When it is fork tender it goes in the refrigerator to cool until dinner time. After cooking the potatoes, carrots and onions until they're almost done, I add the wedges of cabbage and cook about 15 minutes. At this point, I slice the corned beef and let it simmer in the cooking liquid until it is warm throughout. I remove it gently to the serving platter and put the veggies in a large bowl. We always serve corned beef and cabbage with horseradish and soda bread.