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Best Way to Cook a Corned Beef Brisket?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by tastybasslines, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines I'll hump your leg Supporting Member

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    I have a 4 pound brisket here. The directions on the package say to put it in a big pot, cover with water, bring to a boil and then simmer for 2 1/2 hours.

    Then my wife says, "Why don't you put it in the slow cooker?" which sounded like a great idea.

    So, do I follow package directions or go for glory and put it in the slow cooker? If I do put it in the slow cooker, what do I cook it in? Anything I should add to it? Tips and tricks people!

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  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Supporting Member

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    Hard to beat boiling it, although I'd increase cooking time to 3 hours at a simmer.
  3. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick Supporting Member

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    Four pounds? You feeding a small army of gremlins?
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    Throw it in the slow cooker with a head of cabbage cut into quarters, and a few quartered onions. Maybe dump in a beer, along with the spice pack and let it go all day.

    A big bag of sauerkraut instead of the cabbage rocks too.

    Oh yeah! Don't forget the potatoes!
  5. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines I'll hump your leg Supporting Member

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    The leprechaun I discovered turned out to be really sweet and is living in my hall closet now. He's hungry.
  6. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines I'll hump your leg Supporting Member

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    Will it turn out where the beef will just peel off easily into a shredded form?
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    Pressure cooker works well.
  8. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    It turns out great! Low and slow!
  9. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines I'll hump your leg Supporting Member

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    Do I need some sort of broth or water?
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  11. Bloodhammer

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    I suppose you could also braise it. I've been known to do that with rump and arm roasts. (it turns out like braised short ribs without the ribs)

    That being corned beef, I'd probably go with Phalex's idea, though. It's basically a New England boiled dinner that way.
  12. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines I'll hump your leg Supporting Member

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  13. arbitrary

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    water, maybe beef broth, maybe o'douls.
  14. nashvillebill

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    We would just put the corned beef brisket in the crock pot, fill with enough water to cover the meat, add the seasoning, then let it simmer on low all day. Add water to keep the meat covered as necessary.
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    THIS!

    lowsound
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    Good old boiled corn beef is one of my all time favorite foods.
  17. 1958Bassman

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    Let it go over 3 hours if you want it to fall apart and don't let it go to a boil- that makes it rubbery.

    Shredding it for hash?
  18. 1958Bassman

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    If it's not covered too tightly, the alcohol will evaporate.
  19. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines I'll hump your leg Supporting Member

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    Yeah, maybe. I like it shredded. Good with eggs..etc..
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    tastybasslines I'll hump your leg Supporting Member

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    I'm sober. I'd rather not use any alcohol.

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