Monday, December 29, 2014

Corned Beef with Homemade Brine

4-5 pounds of Beef Brisket

10 days prior to cooking, in a crock pot add:

4 cups of water (or more)
1 Gluten Free Beer
½ beet sliced
3 cloves of garlic pressed
¾ cup Pickling Salt
1 tsp Whole All Spice
¼ tsp Whole Clove
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 tsp Pepper Corns
2 tsp Mustard Seed
¼ tsp Ground Mace
1 TBSP Capers
½ tsp Fresh Ginger
1/8 tsp Ground Red Pepper
2 Drops of Juniper Berry Essential Oil

Brine Beef for 10 days in fridge. Make sure beef is submerged in liquid. You can place a plate on top of beef to keep it under liquid. Flip beef daily.

At the end of 10 days, drain beef and rinse well.

Re-add all seasonings above except Pickling Salt.  The beet is used for color so it is optional. More water can be used.

Cook on low for 8-10 hours

Serve as is or make homemade Reuben Sandwiches.

Wishing you peace, health and happiness...

Jeni Clark~

1 comment:

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I love beef so much. The recipe seems very easy so I am definitely going to give this a try. I love how spicy it is. Thanks for adding pictures along with the recipe as well.