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Ginny E. is asking: (1 answer)
What is the best brand of packaged corned beef? Used to be that I'd buy a corn beef flat, and it would be nice and lean all the way through. The last few times, there's been a big chunk of fat amounting to almost a third of the meat! Bought a 3lb piece for $12 last week and couldn't even feed my famly of 4 with it because of all the fat. (If I wanted fat, I'd buy the corn beef points, but I want nice lean corn beef) So is there a brand out there that doesn't come with that big chunk of fat?

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Last updated: Nov. 13, 2012 4:17 am
Posted: Nov. 12, 2012 7:07 pm
Answered by: Mike Harvey, daPITA
Nov. 12, 2012 7:48 pm ... This is a huge recipe but it can be scaled back. Buying your own brisket will assure that the cut/fat are what you want.
Nov. 12, 2012 7:51 pm
Yeah, I was thinking I might have to do that, but I can't always find briskets here.
Nov. 13, 2012 4:17 am
I find that most corned beef you buy tend to have a lot of fat in it and only some cooks out. That is one reason you have to buy a larger piece than normal since it doesn't go as far. Corned beef has been brined before you buy it, so simply buying a piece of beef brisket won't give the same results.
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