How to make it

  • 1. Heat a qt (ltr) of the water, mix in all the ingredients except the meat and let stand for 15 minutes or longer to infuse the flavors; then pour it into your 2 gal container, add the rest of the water and mix well.
  • 2. Add the meat and inject/pump the brisket with brine every few inches up to about 10% of the meat weight. You can buy meat pumps at a fancy kitchen place but not in Samoa so I use a sorta horse syringe and huge needle I got from the hospital here.
  • 3. Place in your caning container with as much of the brine as it will hold and refrigerate or keep pretty cold for at least five to seven days. I usually leave mine until I’m ready to use it as it keeps very well this way and after 7 days the flavor doesn’t change. Use whatever kind of container you like as long as you meet the storage criteria. Keep in mind that the brisket has to be completely submerged in brine.
  • This corned beef will be salty. When I get ready to cook it I usually soak it in cold water for an hour or so then change the water and boil it for 30 to 45 minutes, dump out the water, add new water and carry on with the cooking in your usual way.
  • With good rub of some course ground Butchers pepper and other spices, plus a bit of judicious smoking you can make great pastrami out of this.

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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    What an interesting recipe. This is something I will enjoy trying out. Thanks & 5 forks
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    it will be nice to control how fatty the meat is and what goes into it..thank you..five forks
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  • sosousme 8 years ago
    Very interesting.

    Cheers - Lindy -AKA SoSousMe

    I will make Corned Beef tonight, but I bought already brined Harris Ranch beef brisket.
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    " It was excellent "
    hungrybear ate it and said...
    a Gooody
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow wee sounds really good .........
    thanks for sharing this great recipe

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    " It was excellent "
    dugger ate it and said...
    Tell you what... I love corned beef but I've never seen the steps to make it. Will bookmark this and then I'll have to get the ingredients together. Not things I normally have lying around. But methinks it will be worth the effort.

    Great job.
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    " It was excellent "
    windy1950 ate it and said...
    Would this be anything akin to doing Sauerbraten?
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