I had never made Corned Beef Brisket and actually, never even thought about it until I found it on sale at Kroger. (It is normally close to $7-8/lb.) Even at the sale prcie, it was a little more than I would spend on meat per pound, especially since it shrunk up to almost half the original size, eek! But it was good to try it.
Note to self: Always ask husband if he likes the expensive meat you are buying before you dive in. He was a trooper, but confessed he wasn’t a big corned beef fan. Lesson learned.
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This was far from healthy, but I love savory, briny flavors, so of course, I enjoyed it. I served mine with the traditional sauerkraut and skillet potatoes. I heated the sauerkraut in my cast iron skillet, then browned up some freezer potatoes in the same pan. I should have done a green vegetable, but I got lazy, and I couldn’t think of one that I felt went with the flavors. What do you think?
Slow Cooker Corned Beef Brisket
2-3 lb corned beef brisket ($2.49/lb is a good price)
1/2 cup water
seasoning packet included
*Cook’s Note: One tip I learned is to drain the brine juices in the packaging. The directions said to cook with it, but when I ran it under hot water to clean the bag, it got all goopy and stringy. I didn’t want that in my meat, so I drained and rinsed the beef first.
Cover the bottom of the pot with enough water to come up to the bottom of the brisket, to keep it from burning or sticking. Place the brisket in fat side up. Sprinkle enclosed seasoning packet over the top.
Cook on low for 4-6 hours. I cooked mine for 10 hours and it was TOO long, mine was dry and stringy.
This is a perfect meal to celebrate St Patrick’s Day! Wondering about the history of St Patrick’s Day? Checkout my post, What is St Patrick’s Day for a little Christian tradition history!
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- 2-3 lb corned beef brisket ($2.49/lb is a good price)
- ½ cup water
- seasoning packet included
- Cover the bottom of the pot with enough water to come up to the bottom of the brisket, to keep it from burning or sticking.
- Place the brisket in fat side up.
- Sprinkle enclosed seasoning packet over the top.
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
Recipe developed by Kelly Hancock ©2010 Faithful Provisions. For personal use only. May not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed for capital gain without prior permission from Kelly Hancock.
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