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Corned Beef (How To Cure Your Own)













Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


5 pounds beef roast
boneless, (about 10x5x2 inches), thin covering of fat on one side
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup salt
2 quarts water
2 each garlic cloves
peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons pickling spices
1 tablespoon onions
3 each beer, lite
12 ounce cans
¼ cup salad dressing, italian
10 each peppercorns
whole, optional


Place meat in an accomodating glass or plastic refrigerator container.

Mix all remaining ingredients together in saucepan or bowl and pour over meat.

Seal tightly with lid or plastic wrap, secured with rubber band.

Refrigerate meat mixture for 7 days.

Once a day turn meat over in marinade.

On 7th day, remove from marinade and soak meat in cold water, covered, from water, draining it well.

Prepare for sandwiches this way: Place drained, cured, beef roast in an accomodating pot.

Add beer, Italian Dressing and peppercorns and bring to boil.

Cover andamp; reduce heat to gentle simmer for 2½ hours.

Remove from beer mixture.

Add only 1 cup of beer mixture to beef in a shallow, small oblong roasting pan.

Seal in plastic wrap and; refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Place in oven to bake at 350℉ (180℃) F for 2½ hours, sealing pan in foil.

Cool and slice across grain for sandwiches.

Slices best when well chilled.

Freeze in family portions, sliced, to thaw and serve in 3 months.

Refrigerate well-wrapped, to use in 4 or 5 days.

Allow ½ lb. per serving.

OPTIONAL BRINE: Drain juice from bottled dill pickles (any kind), mixing in equal parts with dry vermouth, sufficient to submerge beef instead of mixture given above.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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I don't understand this sentence "On 7th day, remove from marinade and soak meat in cold water, covered, from water, draining it well." So I soak it in water.. for how long? Then I assume draining it well.. I might set it in a colander? Thanks!

over 12 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 253g (8.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 50148% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 41%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 5877mg 245%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 119g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 5% Iron 22%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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