Thursday, March 15, 2012

Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

I corn my beef ahead of time. You can use a pre-prepared corned beef, but it is way healthier if you corn your own. You can use whatever cut of meat you would like. I used a sirloin tip roast for this. 

Homemade Corned Beef Recipe:

4-8 lbs of beef (any cut)
1 cup kosher salt
1 Tbl pickling spices
1 tsp peppercorns (doesn't matter what kind)
2 bay leaves
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 c sucanat (or brown sugar)
1 gallon of water

Combine everything in a pan and bring to a boil. Stir until dissolved. Put meat in a glass pan and pour brine over. Weigh meat down if necessary to keep it under brine. Turn every now and then. Leave in brine for at least 24 hours, 3 to 5 days is better.

My favorite way to cook it:

Orpha's Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe:
Discard brine. Boil corned beef in roasting pan (fat side up) for 3 or 4 hours in oven at 375 degrees, making sure it is submerged or floating in water. Then add potatoes wedges and carrots to roasting pan. Cook for another 30 minutes (can add 1 to 2 tsp pickling spice if desired). Then add 1/2 cabbage, sliced into wedges, cook another 30 minutes. Remove corned beef and slice. Keeping it all together (fat side up), place into smaller pan and cook 10 minutes in oven next to the other pan full of veggies. Remove from oven and serve.


Amber said...

i dont know if ive ever had corned beef, but this sounds pretty good.

Nezzy said...

My dear sweet DIL always has a luncheon for her homeschool group on St. Patty's Day filled with Corn beef and cabbage, homemade Irish Soda bread and all things green.

Yours looks amazin'!!!

God bless and may the luck of the Irish rain upon ya today!!! :o)

Sarah said...

Your corned beef looks so delicious Jackie! I have never heard of anyone corning their own before! Well done you! ;)

Anonymous said...

I forgot to tell you. I tried this with a venison sirloin roast and it was fab! I let it "marinade" for a day for each inch of thickness. I was ECSTATIC that it turned out just like corned beef but lean. Yippee! I got a new fav! Thanks!!!!

Dona said...

I love corned beef and wait for St. Patrick's Day to have my favorite once a year. I will try this recipe and if it works out, I can have it any time of the year! This is sweet! Thanks!

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Connie said...

I have never made my own and was surprised that it had sugar in it! This looks really good. Have a wonderful Irish day.

Camille said...

Very cool Jackie! :)

T. Cupp said...

Love your recipes!

Britney Heath said...

This looks so good! I will be adding this to my menu plan for this week!

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