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What's the best "cut" of corn beef to buy?

Started 1297731454.923 in Recipe Swap | Last reply 1298399708.21 by AnikaBrodie

There are different cuts of corn beef & I never know which to buy. Can some one give me a suggestion?

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butcherbab­e11297735800.7241 PostsRegistered 3/9/2010

Corned beef is most often a beef brisket. "corning" is the seasoning of the meat. Almost a pickeling. There are usually 2 cuts of brisket available, the point and the flat. I recommend the flat. It has MUCH less fat, gristle, etc than the flat. You can buy a brisket and the spices, or just buy a packaged corned beef from the meat dept. Easy and delicious!

Brabls1297735998.1114740 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007
On 2/14/2011 butcherbabe1 said:

Corned beef is most often a beef brisket. "corning" is the seasoning of the meat. Almost a pickeling. There are usually 2 cuts of brisket available, the point and the flat. I recommend the flat. It has MUCH less fat, gristle, etc than the flat. You can buy a brisket and the spices, or just buy a packaged corned beef from the meat dept. Easy and delicious!

Thank you for the great information!

Local1297741155.4131495 PostsRegistered 5/21/2006

We really like the flat cut too. But if you can find one, they are also made from the eye roast. Also very lean and good. Can't wait for Mar. 17th!

sjis1297912856.3431 PostsRegistered 2/16/2011

I have found corned beef round to have very little fat. It is also the most expensive cut, but well worth it. Where I live, last year I was unable to find this cut later in the year, so if you like it, buy extra and freeze them. I know I will. I like to eat corned beef more than once a year.

Rarity1297913516.6231787 PostsRegistered 10/19/2005
On 2/14/2011 Local said:

We really like the flat cut too. But if you can find one, they are also made from the eye roast. Also very lean and good. Can't wait for Mar. 17th!

You wait until March 17th? Not me, I make it all year long and love sandwiches after the 1st. meal. Funny this thread is on today. Last night my son called me to find out how to cook corned beef--his 1st time cooking it. Our whole family loved it.

Gooday1297919653.659478 PostsRegistered 1/20/2008

Flat cut. I am making one in the next few days. I personally love the fat on meat. I make mine on the crock pot with the seasoning packet in the meat. I also throw in a head of garlic (just one end cut off) and some peppercorns.

Local1298068419.5671495 PostsRegistered 5/21/2006

Rarity - I back off and don't eat any corned beef for at least a month before the 17th. Then it seems like a 'special' thing and one of our favorite meals!

poobear11298075160.297261 PostsRegistered 5/26/2008Pennsylvania

Thank you everyone!

poobear

Brabls1298075389.52314740 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007

I have an annual dinner party featuring corned beef. It is to celebrate St Juroes driving all of the snakes out of Finland. {#emotions_dlg.lol}

queendiva1298075543.9933209 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

Corned beef round.

The whole St. Patrick's day "boiled" dinner comes out amazing when cooked in a pressure cooker!

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GinsTonic1298075627.683644 PostsRegistered 5/1/2007Boston/South

Flat straight front cut.

elska1298075725.147 PostsRegistered 4/6/2010So NH

I always buy the FLAT cut GREY. It is the most expensive but good. A real New England Meal. Point cut is very fatty.

patintc1298166000.06564 PostsRegistered 3/3/2006TC Michigan

Hey Brabls, didn't St. Urho drive the grasshoppers out of Finland? I think that's the myth anyway. I'm Irish and Finnish. Love 3-16 and 3-17 both. I always get the flat cut corned beef.

Kindaglitzy1298166341.444324 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Are you all saying that all these different cuts come in the usual shrink wrap bags that, at least, we have in our grocery stores in my area? I never looked at the pkg to see what the cut is, now I will.

I would like to hear how you cook your corned beef especially if you are going to cool it and slice for sandwiches.

Gooday1298331554.679478 PostsRegistered 1/20/2008

I made mine yesterday. About 3.5 lbs. Put it in the crock pot for 5 hours on low and it was delish. Made Yukon gold smashed potatoes with green onion, butter, milk, S&P. Also made smothered cabbage with bacon. So.... good.

AnikaBrodie1298399708.2114497 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008The state of mountains and valleys

I don't know the best cut ... but you're making me hungry for a reuben sandwich. LOL

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