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Is cured meat broth edible?

All the ingredients used in curing are safe to eat, otherwise they would not be able to be used in a commercial sense. Typically cured meats of the sort that you describe are called something like &...
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How long to slow-cook a small corned beef?

Yes, you should. The long cooking time breaks down the connective tissue in the meat, making it tender. It will take less time to get a two pound brisket up to temperature than a four pound, but we ...
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How significant is the Pickle Spice blend to a corned beef?

The exact spice blend for any 'Pickling Spice' varies from maker to maker, from region to region, from season to season, etc... It sounds like you found substitutes for each of the basic flavor ...
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Stringy corned beef

In addition to the direction the corned beef was sliced, you need to boil the corned beef just below a hard simmer -- not on a hard boil. I have relatives who crank the knob to 11 and boil the thing ...
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How is canned corned beef made?

what gives canned corned beef its flavor Consider the flavor of canned corned beef as similar to freshly cooked brined corned beef, with these exceptions: The canning process requires product in the ...
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Stringy corned beef

This may be due to the direction in which the corned beef was sliced. In order for it to look smooth, it must be sliced against the grain. If you want stringy corned beef ( sometimes called "pulled ...
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Making a test tiny roast

I make a lot of home cured corned beef so the seasonings are pretty set. When I first started, I didn't try to make a soft tiny roast to test the seasoning, instead I sliced off a thicker slice and ...
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Are non-brisket cuts suitable for corned beef?

I successfully sous vided two 2kg inside rounds: One I cooked for 36 hours at 160°F, and the other for 10 hours at 180°F. Slow cooking lost 28% of the weight, while fast cooking lost 36% and made the ...
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corned-beef cure/brine: viscous, snot-like substance - is this safe?

Unfortunately I dont have a concrete answer for you but both the gassing and the snot would make me lose confidence that it was safe to eat. However, in this question they person answering said it ...
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Stringy corned beef

A good restaurant's "corned beef" started out as a big piece of meat, was salted and cured for a while, then was cooked and sliced on a slicer. A supermarket's "corned beef" might be that, or it might ...
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Are non-brisket cuts suitable for corned beef?

I used to buy bottom round corn beef.(20 years or so ago). Liked it better but I don't see it for sale anymore.
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Can a beef brisket be tenderized by cooking a second time?

Yes, you can cook it a second time and it may help. When you cook meat two things will happen (well, more than two...). One is that it will lose moisture. The longer you cook it the more moisture (i....
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How is canned corned beef made?

Corned Beef (US) - aka Salt Beef (UK) Canned Corned Beef(US) - aka Bully Beef, Corned Beef (UK) In the United Kingdom, corned beef refers to the variety made from finely minced corned beef in a ...
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Corned Beef, Cabbage vs. Reuben - Multipurpose?

Canned corned beef is sort of Spam, but with different meat and flavoring. It's also more like hash, and doesn't always cleanly slice the same way Spam does. I definitely wouldn't put it on a Reuben ...
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Why is my corned beef overly salty?

All salted meet should be rinsed and brought to simmer in using cold Water then rinse and start with cold water again to remove as much of the salt as possible, then add some spices and flavourings to ...
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Is there any substitute for saltpeter / sodium nitrate in corned beef brine?

As has already been noted here, the Nitrites are in fact not needed if the meat is to be consumed shortly after a short brine no longer than a week or so. As I am on a Sodium restricted diet due to ...
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Is there any substitute for saltpeter / sodium nitrate in corned beef brine?

I get mine from the local butcher if you only need small amounts the local butcher may give or sell some of his curing salt
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How do you keep corned beef from falling apart in the crockpot?

You have to cut cornbeef against the grain for slices or it will shred every single time
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