home cured corned beef

jon wellington

jon wellington

21st February 2012
jon wellington

home cured corned beef

As an incredibly popular meat within the UK, beef recipes are vast and varied. With a range of beef cuts to consider as well as cooking methods and flavour pairings, beef recipes are varied in flavour, texture and preparation time - give this one a try for yourself! Toast the spices and crush on pestle and mortarput half the spice mix and the rest of the ingredie...


  • 1 Tbsp whole allspice berries
  • 1 Tbsp whole mustard seeds
  • 1 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp whole cloves
  • 1 Tbsp whole black peppercorns
  • 9 whole cardamom pods
  • 6 large bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon
  • 4 litres water
  • 200g salt
  • 5 teaspoons pink salt
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 4-5 lb brisket


toast the spices and crush on pestle and mortar
put half the spice mix and the rest of the ingredients including the beef into a large pan and cover with the water
bring to the boil and cool
put beef and brine into a container or vacpac and leave for 5 days in the fridge
if in a container, turn every day to get an even marinade
after 5 days - wash the brisket and put in clean pan cover by 1 inch with water and put in other half of spice mix.
bring to boil and simmer for 3-4 hours until tender
skim as its cooking
after cooking cool and use or portion and vacpac

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