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fattybomatty

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corned beef recipes Wed, 03/14/12 12:59 PM (permalink)
Who has a good one? Last time I made it the meat was way to salty. How can I reduce the saltiness?
 
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    ann peeples

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    Re:corned beef recipes Wed, 03/14/12 1:12 PM (permalink)
    I soak my corned beef in cold water for several hours. Then I boil it in fresh water til tender.
     
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      mar52

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      Re:corned beef recipes Wed, 03/14/12 1:23 PM (permalink)
      I just throw mine in the crock pot.  Guess I should defrost it now.
       
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        fattybomatty

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        Re:corned beef recipes Wed, 03/14/12 1:37 PM (permalink)
        Anyone cook it in beer? I am thinking about doing so
         
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          pnwchef

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          Re:corned beef recipes Wed, 03/14/12 1:40 PM (permalink)
          I would cook it in water, drink the beer, you will be much happier in the end......................Corned beef on rye with good mustard and a beer, thats the good life........................
           
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            fattybomatty

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            Re:corned beef recipes Wed, 03/14/12 1:52 PM (permalink)
            Yeah I was thinking that too. Less beer for the beef more for me :-)
             
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              kevincad

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              Re:corned beef recipes Wed, 03/14/12 2:09 PM (permalink)
              fattybomatty


              Who has a good one? Last time I made it the meat was way to salty. How can I reduce the saltiness?


              I smoke mine in my offset smoker! Pastrami! If I cook it in the crockpot, I rinse it quite well before putting it, some water, some Guiness stout, the spices and let 'er cook. Then add cabbage for awhile, then some potatoes and carrots.
               
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                ScreamingChicken

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                Re:corned beef recipes Wed, 03/14/12 2:56 PM (permalink)
                fattybomatty


                Who has a good one? Last time I made it the meat was way to salty. How can I reduce the saltiness?


                How did you cook it, and which cut (point or flat) was it?  I don't recall a crockpotted flat ever being too salty but have had that issue with smoked or grilled points that weren't soaked and rinsed (in effect a reverse brine) first.
                 
                Brad
                 
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                  fattybomatty

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                  Re:corned beef recipes Wed, 03/14/12 3:37 PM (permalink)
                  I don't recall the cut. It was one of the bagged corned beefs. Through it straight into the crockpot. I thought it was too salty, my gf didn't. I think I will try soaking it in water for awhile first like Ann suggested.

                  Has anyone ever steamed it? I saw a recipe for that and it looked good.
                   
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                    kevincad

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                    Re:corned beef recipes Wed, 03/14/12 3:44 PM (permalink)
                    fattybomatty


                    I don't recall the cut. It was one of the bagged corned beefs. Through it straight into the crockpot. I thought it was too salty, my gf didn't. I think I will try soaking it in water for awhile first like Ann suggested.

                    Has anyone ever steamed it? I saw a recipe for that and it looked good.


                    I wouldn't steam it, because I love the cabbage and potatoes cooked in the liquid.
                     
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                      bigbear

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                      Re:corned beef recipes Wed, 03/14/12 3:46 PM (permalink)
                      You can do it in a pressure cooker too. Great, if you're pressed for time.
                       
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                        Rusty246

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                        Re:corned beef recipes Wed, 03/14/12 4:32 PM (permalink)
                        kevincad


                        fattybomatty


                        I don't recall the cut. It was one of the bagged corned beefs. Through it straight into the crockpot. I thought it was too salty, my gf didn't. I think I will try soaking it in water for awhile first like Ann suggested.

                        Has anyone ever steamed it? I saw a recipe for that and it looked good.


                        I wouldn't steam it, because I love the cabbage and potatoes cooked in the liquid.

                        That's what I do.  Once the meat's done I remove it and cover with foil, strain the liquid, layer my veggies. Cabbage, carrots and creamer potatoes(in that order)pour the juice over and cook til tender, not disturbing the veggies.  I slice the corn beef and arrange it on top and serve.  It's pretty.
                         
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                          ChrisOC

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                          Re:corned beef recipes Thu, 03/15/12 12:08 PM (permalink)
                          I use the spice packet that comes with the corned beef, plus 2 tablespoons of McCormick pickling spice.  Add cabbage and potatoes at the appropriate times.  Serve with a pint of Guiness.
                          Can't wait.  My mouth is watering already!
                           
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                            Foodbme

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                            Re:corned beef recipes Thu, 03/15/12 9:23 PM (permalink)
                            Here's a recipe I got off of Al Gore's Internet that made a very good meal and good hash with leftovers:
                            Crock Pot Corned Beef in IRISH Beer
                            Ingredients
                            3 -4 lbs corned beef brisket
                            6 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
                            2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
                            1 cup thinly sliced carrots
                            1 bay leave or two small ones
                            1 cup IRISH beer
                            1 small cabbage cut in wedges (optional)
                             Directions
                            Place potatoes, onions, carrots, and bay leaf in crock pot.
                            Trim excess fat from brisket; put meat on top of veggies.
                            If desired, place cabbage wedges on top of meat.
                            Pour IRISH beer over all.
                            Cover and cook on LOW heat setting about 9 hours.
                            Slice brisket thinly across grain
                            (let it cool 5- 10 minutes for easier slicing).
                            Serve with vegetables. 
                            P.S. I rinsed the corned beef well and added a little Pickling Spice (Not in the original recipe)
                            <message edited by Foodbme on Thu, 03/15/12 9:25 PM>
                             
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                              lleechef

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                              Re:corned beef recipes Fri, 03/16/12 10:49 AM (permalink)
                              I boil it with pickling spice until tender, about 4 hours.  Then add the cabbage, onions, carrots, potatoes and rutabaga.  When the vegetables are thoroughly cooked, it's done.  I do rinse the brisket before the cooking process but I don't soak it and I've never found it to be salty.
                               
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                                kevincad

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                                Re:corned beef recipes Fri, 03/16/12 11:43 AM (permalink)
                                ChrisOC


                                I use the spice packet that comes with the corned beef, plus 2 tablespoons of McCormick pickling spice.  Add cabbage and potatoes at the appropriate times.  Serve with a pint of Guiness.
                                Can't wait.  My mouth is watering already!


                                Yes!
                                 
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                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                  Re:corned beef recipes Fri, 03/16/12 11:52 AM (permalink)
                                  fattybomatty


                                  Who has a good one? Last time I made it the meat was way to salty. How can I reduce the saltiness?


                                  Buy the lower sodium corned beef brisket.
                                   
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                                    Foodbme

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                                    Re:corned beef recipes Fri, 03/16/12 4:13 PM (permalink)
                                    Michael Hoffman

                                    fattybomatty

                                    Who has a good one? Last time I made it the meat was way to salty. How can I reduce the saltiness?

                                    Buy the lower sodium corned beef brisket.

                                    Didn't know you could get a Low Sodium one. I'll look for it. THANX!
                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      Re:corned beef recipes Fri, 03/16/12 4:23 PM (permalink)
                                      I used to buy the lower sodium briskets at Meijer stores in Ohio.
                                       
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                                        bartl

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                                        Re:corned beef recipes Sat, 03/24/12 10:45 PM (permalink)
                                        kevincad

                                        I smoke mine in my offset smoker! Pastrami! If I cook it in the crockpot, I rinse it quite well before putting it, some water, some Guiness stout, the spices and let 'er cook. Then add cabbage for awhile, then some potatoes and carrots.

                                        Brought this up in another thread, but I'm going to be making my first smoked corned beef. What wood do you use?
                                         
                                        Bart
                                         
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                                          Foodbme

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                                          Re:corned beef recipes Sun, 03/25/12 4:14 AM (permalink)
                                          bartl

                                          kevincad

                                          I smoke mine in my offset smoker! Pastrami! If I cook it in the crockpot, I rinse it quite well before putting it, some water, some Guiness stout, the spices and let 'er cook. Then add cabbage for awhile, then some potatoes and carrots.

                                          Brought this up in another thread, but I'm going to be making my first smoked corned beef. What wood do you use?
                                          Bart

                                          I use Applewood for everything. I like a milder smoke flavor. Woods like Hickory and Mesquite produce a harsher smoke than what I like. Just depends what you like.  
                                           
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                                            kevincad

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                                            Re:corned beef recipes Sun, 03/25/12 9:07 AM (permalink)
                                            bartl


                                            kevincad

                                            I smoke mine in my offset smoker! Pastrami! If I cook it in the crockpot, I rinse it quite well before putting it, some water, some Guiness stout, the spices and let 'er cook. Then add cabbage for awhile, then some potatoes and carrots.

                                            Brought this up in another thread, but I'm going to be making my first smoked corned beef. What wood do you use?

                                            Bart

                                             
                                            Bart, I use a mix of hickory and oak. Low and slow, about 225. If you like Pastrami, you'll love this version!
                                             
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                                              claracamille

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                                              Re:corned beef recipes Wed, 03/28/12 3:03 PM (permalink)
                                              I used to boil my corned beef, but I now slow roast.  I think the most important thing to do is too throughly rinse off the corned beef.  I then put it a large square of heavy duty foil, sprinkle over the seasoning package.  Fold up the foil tightly, place in an open roasting pan.  Roast at 300, 3-4 hours depending on the size of the corned beef.  It makes the most flavorful broth that I use to make boiled cabbage, onions, carrots & potatoes.  Don't like using the crockpot on meats, like the roasted flavor of the oven.
                                               
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                                                bartl

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                                                Re:corned beef recipes Wed, 03/28/12 10:03 PM (permalink)
                                                Re: Smoking corned beef
                                                My original thought was apple and oak. It looks like I'm in the right direction, based on Jim and Kevin's suggestions. I am a little leery of using hickory the first time out, because it might be too strong. I'm going to go with my original instincts. I'm thinking about doing it on April 2; if I do, results and pictures will be posted.
                                                 
                                                Bart
                                                 
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