What is Corned Beef

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On St. Patrick’s Day a traditional corned beef and cabbage is the ultimate go-to recipe for dinner! Irish eyes will be smiling when everyone sits down to this hearty corned beef recipe made with love!

What is Corned Beef?

Corned beef is really just a brisket that has its own special blend of corned beef spices like mustard seed, allspice, coriander, cloves, black peppercorns, and cardamom pods.  If you are making your own corned beef brisket, allow plenty of time for the brining and curing process before cooking in the oven or crock pot.

Corned beef is often served on St. Patrick’s day but it’s also used to make recipes, sandwiches and more!

Corned Beef Brisket with potatoes and carrots

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What Part of the Cow is Corned Beef?

Brisket comes from the breast section of the cow and corned beef is basically brisket that has been cured and brined in a selection of savory herbs and picking spices.

Corned beef can also be made from round steaks, which is located at the rear leg of the cow. Normally tough cuts of meat like the brisket and the round benefit from slow, moist-heat cooking processes that, when seasoned and marinated correctly, produce a flavorful and economical entrée for a large family or an even larger crowd!

Corned Beef Brisket in a pot ready to cook

Can I Make Corned Beef in a Crock Pot?

Making Crock Pot Corned Beef brisket is a snap in the crock pot! Just set in water with more pickling spices and let it simmer away until tender!  A great way to make a festive meal for company!

Crock pot corned beef makes an excellent stew with cabbage, or simply carve off a few slices and serve with mustard on a hard roll with some sauerkraut.  A classic Rueben sandwich is corned beef on rye, with sauerkraut, melted cheese and Russian dressing.  Corned beef is as versatile as it is tasty!

Your guests will be green with envy when they serve up a hearty platter of corned beef and cabbage!  Don’t forget the Guinness!


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