Homemade Corned Beef

Homemade Corned Beef
By
Staff Writer

Patricia Stagich

By doing a little planning and choosing your own piece of choice brisket, you can enjoy corned beef like never before.

Directions

Combine meat cure, garlic, brown sugar, and ginger in a small bowl. Prick the brisket thoroughly on both sides with a fork, then place in a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish and vigorously rub with curing mixture.

Cover the dish with plastic wrap and weigh the meat down with something heavy (like cans of tomatoes). Cure brisket in the refrigerator for 72 hours, flipping halfway through.

 

When ready to braise, rinse the cure from the corned beef under cool running water. Add the beef broth, garlic, and pickling spices in a large pot. Add the corned beef to the braising liquid and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and transfer to a 300-degree oven.

 

Braise until fork-tender, turning halfway through, about 3-½ to 4 hours depending on the size of the meat. Once braised, let the beef rest in the braising liquid partially covered about 1 hour.

 

Remove to a cutting board and thinly slice against the grain. The braising liquid is almost like a gravy. I strain it and use it to reheat the brisket.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

694 kcal

Daily value:

35%

Servings:

8
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 14 g
  • Protein 65 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 42 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 121 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 30 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 6 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 9 IU
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 5 µg
  • Alanine 4 g
  • Arginine 4 g
  • Ash 3 g
  • Aspartic acid 6 g
  • Betaine 47 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 74 mg
  • Cholesterol 213 mg
  • Choline, total 160 mg
  • Cystine 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 20 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 18 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic 2 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 2 g
  • Folate, DFE 28 µg
  • Folate, food 22 µg
  • Folate, total 26 µg
  • Folic acid 4 µg
  • Glutamic acid 10 g
  • Glycine 3 g
  • Histidine 2 g
  • Iron, Fe 6 mg
  • Isoleucine 3 g
  • Leucine 5 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 6 µg
  • Lysine 5 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 64 mg
  • Methionine 2 g
  • Niacin 12 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 2 mg
  • Phenylalanine 2 g
  • Phosphorus, P 481 mg
  • Phytosterols 2 mg
  • Potassium, K 876 mg
  • Proline 3 g
  • Retinol 29 µg
  • Selenium, Se 67 µg
  • Serine 2 g
  • Sodium, Na 515 mg
  • Starch 1 g
  • Sucrose 2 g
  • Sugars, total 3 g
  • Threonine 3 g
  • Tryptophan 1 g
  • Tyrosine 2 g
  • Valine 3 g
  • Water 197 g
  • Zinc, Zn 20 mg
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