How to Make Real Corned Beef Brisket (Recipe)
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Ingredients

  • One 4- to 5-pound beef brisket (grass-fed if possible)
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  • For the brine
  • 2 quarts of water
  • 1 cup of sea salt (I use Himalayan sea salt)
  • ½ cup raw cane sugar or organic brown sugar (don't worry, the residue sugars in the finished product are minimal)
  • 1 stick of cinnamon or about ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 TBSP mustard seeds
  • 1-2 TBSP of black peppercorns
  • ½ tsp whole cloves (about 8-10 individual cloves)
  • 1 tsp allspice berries (optional)
  • 1 TBSP coriander seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp juniper berries (optional)
  • ½ tsp dried ginger powder or about 1 tsp fresh minced ginger
  • ½ tsp dried thyme leaf
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed or ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2-3 bay leaves, crushed
  • ¼ cup beet juice or juice from homemade sauerkraut made with purple cabbage (optional)

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