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ScreamingChicken

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Corned beef - more than once a year? Sat, 03/17/12 7:15 PM (permalink)
Since today's St. Patrick's Day I got to wondering about how often people eat corned beef.  We have it a number of times throughout the year (crockpot or grill) but I'm sure some people only have it today.  How about you?  And is it always the same way or do you mix it up?
 
I put a 4-pound flat in the crockpot this morning and we'll be eating soon.  Plenty of meat with some nice big Russet bakers and corn on the side.
 
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    felix4067

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    Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sat, 03/17/12 7:39 PM (permalink)
    We have it a few times a year, usually the same way. Sometimes I'll throw it in the crock pot if I'm busy, but usually it just simmers away on the back burner of the stove for most of a day. I do tend to buy at least one every week this time of year to put in the freezer, though...can't really beat $2.19/lb.
     
    This is how I do mine, almost always. http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/corned-beef-boiled-dinner Only difference is if I'm using the crock pot I cut it down to about a cup of water, since it makes a LOT of liquid as it cooks. I also just throw everything in at the beginning and let it go rather than doing the steps. Takes about 11 hours on low to be perfect.
     
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      mar52

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      Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sat, 03/17/12 8:31 PM (permalink)
      I used to buy 3 or 4 when they went on sale after St. Patrick's Day and freeze them.
       
      I found one in the freezer and I hope it's done by 9 PM tonight or it's tomorrow night's supper.
       
      That way I'd have it a few times during the year. 
       
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        plb

        Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sat, 03/17/12 11:25 PM (permalink)
        Do corned beef hash and Rubens count?
         
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          BackRhodes

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          Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 4:00 AM (permalink)
          I also buy several on March 18th...depending on how much freezer space I have...
           
          I do what some folks might think is odd...I bbq it on the grill...I just treat it like the brisket it is...renders out the fat in the process...
           
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            ces1948

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            Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 9:21 AM (permalink)
            I would like to try it on the grill. I assume it would need to be low heat for quite a long time. Do you put any additional seasoning? any tips welcome.
             
             
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              BelleReve

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              Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 10:27 AM (permalink)
              I cook it in the crockpot 2-3 times a year, make a New England boiled dinner with it the first night, the leftovers are used for sandwiches.  Pepperidge Farm's dark pump goes well with it. 
               
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                Davydd

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                Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 11:24 AM (permalink)
                Our St. Patrick's Day dinner yesterday...

                 
                The Irish soda bread...

                 
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                  BelleReve

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                  Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 11:38 AM (permalink)
                  Davydd - looks delicious, what's the sauce with it?
                   
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                    carlton pierre

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                    Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 12:51 PM (permalink)
                    I like to have corned beef at least 3 times/year.  First, it's so darned good, but I really enjoy making my own corned beef hash.  I can only find the canned variety around here so I like to make it every so often.
                     
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                      carlton pierre

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                      Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 12:51 PM (permalink)
                      I like to have corned beef at least 3 times/year.  First, it's so darned good, but I really enjoy making my own corned beef hash.  I can only find the canned variety around here so I like to make it every so often.
                       
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                        carlton pierre

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                        Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 12:52 PM (permalink)
                        I like to have corned beef at least 3 times/year.  First, it's so darned good, but I really enjoy making my own corned beef hash.  I can only find the canned variety around here so I like to make it every so often.
                         
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                          JRPfeff

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                          Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 3:14 PM (permalink)
                          I bought a couple corned beef points on sale today.  They'll be smoked and on the menu for Smoke Day Pie Fest 2012.
                           
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                            ann peeples

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                            Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 3:47 PM (permalink)

                             
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                              Davydd

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                              Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 4:40 PM (permalink)
                              BelleReve


                              Davydd - looks delicious, what's the sauce with it?

                              The sauce is a home prepared hot mustard sauce. The kind that clears your nostrils if you put too much on.
                               
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                                MilwFoodlovers

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                                Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 5:38 PM (permalink)
                                I put mine on a rack in a roasting pan with water just under the rack slathered with mustard and the included spices at 325º for at least 4 hours. Take the foil off and ramp the oven to 400º for 45 minutes or less stopping when you get some color change. We eat this maybe 4 times a year plus the leftovers the next few days. We also eat at Jake's and McBob's several times a year although at Jake's, it's always pastrami for me.
                                 
                                 
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                                  ces1948

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                                  Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 6:13 PM (permalink)
                                  That does sound good! Do you use yellow mustard? and would you clarify a little bit on what you're doing with foil.
                                  Thanks.
                                  MilwFoodlovers


                                  I put mine on a rack in a roasting pan with water just under the rack slathered with mustard and the included spices at 325º for at least 4 hours. Take the foil off and ramp the oven to 400º for 45 minutes or less stopping when you get some color change. We eat this maybe 4 times a year plus the leftovers the next few days. We also eat at Jake's and McBob's several times a year although at Jake's, it's always pastrami for me.



                                   
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                                    MilwFoodlovers

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                                    Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sun, 03/18/12 11:02 PM (permalink)
                                    I actually like horseradish mustard best. The foil covers everything to seal in the moisture.
                                    When you remove it, the meat firms up and slices nicely instead of shreds as in a crockpot.
                                    It's just a personal preference thing.
                                     
                                     
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                                      fishtaco

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                                      Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Mon, 03/19/12 2:39 PM (permalink)
                                      Like others I snag a couple, three right after and save them for later on. Sometimes just make a big pile of hash!
                                       
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                                        ces1948

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                                        Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Mon, 03/19/12 4:30 PM (permalink)
                                        Our are "on sale" at $3.49 lb. Seems a little high compared to what's been mentioned here.
                                         
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                                          SeamusD

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                                          Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Mon, 03/19/12 4:40 PM (permalink)
                                          I'll make it only once or twice a year, but I'll eat it at least once a month in a rueben from one or two local places.
                                           
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                                            ScreamingChicken

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                                            Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Tue, 03/20/12 8:11 AM (permalink)
                                            ces1948


                                            Our are "on sale" at $3.49 lb. Seems a little high compared to what's been mentioned here.


                                            That's fairly similar to what I see for flats here, especially if they're Angus beef.  And corned beef rounds are even more.
                                             
                                            Points generally seem to have a sale price in the $1.69-$1.99 range.
                                             
                                            Brad
                                             
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                                              felix4067

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                                              Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Tue, 03/20/12 1:09 PM (permalink)
                                              Ours are NEVER on sale the week after. The three weeks before, definitely. And usually around $2.20/pound for flats. I've got three in my freezer that were $2.19/pound.
                                               
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                                                BackRhodes

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                                                Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Tue, 03/20/12 11:26 PM (permalink)
                                                ces1948
                                                    I would like to try it on the grill. I assume it would need to be low heat for quite a long time. Do you put any additional seasoning? any tips welcome.
                                                    

                                                 
                                                Yeah, you want it low and slow...just like any other brisket...I do mine for 6+ hours at about 225 +/-...otherwise it'll be like trying to eat a tough rubber tire...thicker cuts will require more time...a fork will tell you when it's done...be sure to let rest 15 to 20 minutes tented with foil
                                                 
                                                Seasoning can be anything you want...a good cut of meat won't need much more than some pepper...(probably won't be wanting to add any salt)...try a maple, pineapple, or peach glaze with a pinch of white pepper...

                                                 
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                                                  bartl

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                                                  Re:Corned beef - more than once a year? Sat, 03/24/12 10:41 PM (permalink)
                                                  I bought an extra corned beef (over and above my usual 2) because I want to experiment with it on my stovetop smoker (I live in an apartment). I'm thinking half and half oak and apple, unless someone who has smoked corned beef before ("hey Bart, which end do you light?") can give a better suggestion. Normally, I drop the corned beef into the slow cooker in the morning and pull it out in the evening (well, with some extra pickling spice, a couple of cloves of garlic, half an onion...)
                                                   
                                                  Bart
                                                   
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