By EdsGirlAngie on April 04, 2005
Photo by gailanng
Photo by gailanng
"Plan ahead about a week ... you won't be sorry. This from-scratch corned beef is better than any commercial corned beef you could ever eat, and you'll wonder why you never tried doing it yourself before. I do not add salt and peter to my corned beef, so this is not going to have that familiar pink color, but you won't care -- and it's healthier this way."
Serving Size: 1 (752 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"My DH made this for our annual St Paddy's day party and it was a hit! It was a little dry but that may be because we didn't use a big enough pot (it was a tight fit for the 8lb brisket). When the beef was done he removed it from the simmering liquid and threw in a quartered onion, 3 heads of cabbage (quartered), and potatoes (halved). These were some of the BEST potatoes I've ever had - I'd make the simmering liquid again just to cook veggies!!! Thanks for a great recipe!"
"I have been looking for a simple how to recipe . This sounds perfect. I will be using venison . I can't believe it is this simple. I paid way too much $$$ for the butcher to make this for me."
"Totally AWESOME five stars for leaving out the saltpeter......
20 stars for this simple recipe keeping them simple always make for better meals.... Thanks Angie Ed's a lucky Guy"
"I tried this recipe a week ago and was amazed at how well it came out. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of the meat. Brisket was well over $3.00 per pound so I substituted a bottom round roast that was reduced to $1.80 a pound. It came out tender and in my opinion was better than store bought corned beef."
"Fantastic recipe! The first time was a little salty, but the second time I cut the brine recipe in half and used it on a 6# brisket and it was perfect. I am now thinking of preping 2 or 3 briskets at a time for different uses. One of these would make for a great Christmas gift. Just a thought."
"I saw this recipe and it peeked my interest. I did it just as directed and it came out good. It is a little salty for my taste, but the flavor is GREAT! I will maybe try next time with a little less salt. Will definitely try again!"
"I have never tried to make any thing like ths before, I thought a week in the fridge never, but I was pleasantly surprised. I also cooked mine in the slow cooker and the result was well, wonderfull! the flavour and the tenderness of the meat was like nothing I have made before we had the family for dinner and everyone loved it my D/H said I had exceled my self so Ithink it will be on the menu again and again.Thank's again EdsGirl"
"I am so happy you posted this recipe and that I found it here on Zaar! I used a 4 lb brisket and halved the ingredients. I cooked it my crockpot for 9 hours on low and it was very tender. We had this on sandwiches and with mashed potatoes and cabbage. The flavor was exactly like the salt beef we buy in London (England)exept it did not have that pink color! Many thanks again for a recipe that will be made often!"
"Fabulous! We love corned beef and this recipe is SO much better than the corned beef briskets you buy at the store. It actually tastes like real meat; we didn't miss the wierd red color at all. I bought a big trimmed brisket and used half, about 4 pounds, and followed the other recipe ingredients exactly. Simmered in the crockpot, just because I had to go out for a while, and ended up with a wonderful, tender, flavorful, but not overly salty, corned beef. Also, very little fat since my brisket was so well trimmed which was another bonus. One of those Reynolds turkey cooking bags worked great for brining the brisket. Looking forward to Reuben sandwiches tomorrow! Thanks, EdsGirlAngie, for a wonderful idea and recipe!"
"FANTASTIC......JUST FINISHED COOKING FOR 4 HOURS, The most tender and flavorful<br/>corned beef ever, and I worked in the restaurant business as a chef for many years...thank you!!"
"This was very good. I used Morton's Tender Quick Salt and the meat was nice and red. Also I used a rolled rump roast (had one in freezer) Will make again."
"This was my first time trying a brine from scratch, and I must say I was superbly happy with the results (as were my guests)!! I did end up cutting the brisket in half after it was brined and only cooking part of it the first night, freezing the other half for enjoyment at a later date. I will say I thought it was a touch too salty for me, but that may be the use of a 6.82lb brisket instead of an 8-10lb brisket. There was just no way I could handle that much beef in my kitchen! Next time, I will cut the salt just a bit, but still greatly enjoyed this whole experience."
"I did a "test run" on this recipe because I wanted to use it for St.Patrick's day! I used a locally grown grass fed brisket. It was so awesome, I cannot say enough about it! Everyone loved it! I used a 2 gallon ziplock bag to marinade it and that worked great! I'm making 2 of these for St. Patrick's day! Thank you so much!"
"OMG!!! This is worth every second of the week it takes to brine. I had never made corned beef and didn't know that I was supposed to start with an already corned beef brisket. Since what I bought was a regular brisket, I used this recipe to brine and then finished with recipe #7435. Hands down the best corned beef I've ever had!"
"No Potassium nitrate?
It is a must use for proper Corned Beef
Potassium nitrate Keeps the meat pink"
"I'm Renaissance woman...bring it home, brine it, cook it, eat it. My King Arthur loved it. Made for Alphabet Soup Tag."
"this sounds fantastic and it is just what I was looking for!!! Tired of paying $4-5 for the store stuff. and since I am 90% Irish; this will become a monthly must!!! thank you very for submitting it; can't wait to make it!!! Joan"
"Superb recipe, my family loved it."
"I was looking for a "healthier" substitute to store bought corned beef and this recipe was the answer. The beef turned out great and now we do it every year on St. Patty's Day."
"This was better than any I have ever purchased from the grocery store. Yes, it takes some planning and time, but it is well worth it!"