Monday, October 11, 2010

CORNED BEEF-make yer own !

I used to be a dummy! I bought my St PAtty's Day corned beef & cabbage in the supermarket. They don't have me by the neck anymore (:< I am an independant corned beef cure-ererererer.Ever buy a corned beef from the super market and it has as much flavor as wall board? Well ,just go ahead and make your own! You can do it!! So easy. You need a bowl.A ziplock plastic bag and Here's the ingredients.

A piece of beef 4-6 lbs~ top round,a brisket,bottom round,etc.
5 TBS Morton Tender Quick or Sugar Cure mix(you can get this from True Value or Agway or Cole's HArdware stores and also many grocery or rural mom & pop grocery stores.
2 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS ground black pepper
1 tsp ground paprika
1 tsp ground bay leaves
1 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp chopped garlic (or from the jar)
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp whole cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 thsp ground cayenne

Mix well in bowl then rub into the meat.Put meat & rubbed in mixture into a zip lock bag and place into a roast pan or glass roasting dish. Store in refrige for 5 days per inch of meat depth. Flip meat over and massage meat & mixture into it once daily.After the week or two, rinse off all coating mixture. Then drop into pot of boiling water, along with onion,pepper corns, garlic,bayleaf,mustard seed (or just plain pickling spices)!!!! and onion & cabbage and potatoes.Do NOT add salt.It's had enough already.Bring to boil and reduce heat to soft rolling boil.Cook 3 hours on low soft boiling heat or for 2 hours if small roast. (:> This year instead of cooking it, I cut each piece into sections and canned it along with cabbage,onion, garlic,pepper,mustard ,bay leaf(or just plain 1 tbs pickling spices)in the wide mouth quart jars.OH SO SO GOOD!! I can't buy it in the supermakrt anymore. The flavor isn't the same.

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