Corned Beef - Tender and Delicious

Recipe by Suze K
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READY IN: 6hrs 10mins
SERVES: 15
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove briskets from wrapping and place in large pot or crockpot. Rinse if you don't like the brine coating.
  • Add contents of 1 spice packet (discard 2nd spice packet or reserve for other use), the beer, peppercorns and bay leaves.
  • Break garlic head apart and peel each clove. Add entire head to the pot.
  • Add enough water to cover the meat by 1 inch. NOTE: the briskets will float, so I put a heavy heat-resistant plate or bowl on top to keep them submerged.
  • STOVETOP: Turn heat to high and bring contents to a boil. Turn heat to a low simmer; cover and cook for 6 hours or more.
  • CROCKPOT: Set on high cover; cook for 8-10 hours.
  • When done, using 2 large spoons or spatulas, carefully remove briskets to serving platter and let rest. The meat will be extremely tender, and will easily break apart if you use a meat fork.
  • If using for sandwiches, tightly wrap each brisket in plastic and refrigerate for 1-2 hours before slicing. If you want to shred the meat, there is no need to refrigerate--just cut in thick slices and shred each slice.
  • If serving as corned beef & cabbage, once meat is removed, transfer cooking liquid to large pot (if using crockpot), bring cooking liquid to boil and add vegetables. Cover and cook 30 minutes.
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