Meat 101

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Simmering is the traditional and best way to cook corned beef since it accomplishes several things: it cooks the brisket, tenderizes it and draws out excess salt which is used in the brining process of the brisket.

Here are some specific recommendations for cooking a corned beef brisket:

  1. Place the corned beef in a large pot and cover it with water.
  2. You may also add a chopped onion, a few garlic cloves, carrots and celery for additional flavoring.
  3. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pot. This process should take about 3 to 4 hours depending on the size of the brisket.
  4. When the corned beef is fork tender you can remove it from the pot, let stand for several minutes, and then slice against the grain.
  5. You may also add potatoes and cabbage to the pot after about 3 hours.

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