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  • Serves: 8 Pounds

Susan Rostov's Homemade Corned Beef

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Category: Beef

 Ingredients List

  • 4 qt Water
  • 1 c Salt
  • 1 ts Saltpeter
  • 2 Beef briskets, about 4 lbs.
  • . each
  • 12 Garlic cloves
  • 3 tb Pickling spices
  • 8 Bay leaves


Boil water. Add salt and saltpeter, stir to dissolve and set aside to
cool. Place meat in a large crock, zipper-style plastic bag or other
non-metal container. Pour salt water over meat and add garlic, pickling
spices and bay leaves. Meat should be submerged. You might want to set a
clean plate on top of the meat and put a brick or mayonnaise jar full of
water on top of the plate to keep the meat under the pickling solution.

Refrigerate or set in a cool place for 3 weeks. Drain and remove bay
leaves before cooking.

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