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Corned Beef - Comparing Methods 
Mar. 5, 2014 12:21 pm 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2014 7:18 am
Will you be making Corned Beef for St. Patrick's Day?   Seen as this is a once a year meal for many people I put together some tips and tricks for selecting and cooking corned beef.  A few recipes from AllRecipes and compared them.  Keep in mind that these are my opinions.  <---  Click on the blue link - don't forget to say, hello!  

Braised Corned Beef Brisket
Mar. 5, 2014 1:21 pm
Thanks for stopping in Mrs. J.
Mar. 5, 2014 2:48 pm
I have failed to tell you that the photo is awesome, so there I have now. My next one is going to be Mauigirls method.
Mar. 5, 2014 3:01 pm
Thank you bd. That is a photo of Mauigirls recipe. I did that one, triple wrapped in heavy foil. Low and slow. It is delicious and slices this for sandwiches once chilled.
Mar. 5, 2014 3:14 pm
Nice Photo Baking Nana! Your Corned Beef Looks so delicious!
Mar. 5, 2014 4:31 pm
Thank you Lela - that recipe is REALLY good. We love it!
Mar. 6, 2014 12:10 pm
Very good! So funny I was on the buzz this morning singing Maui Girls praises on her recipe! CAN NOT WAIT TO MAKE!!!!
Mar. 7, 2014 7:01 pm
Hi Heather! It is an AWESOME method. For me it is the BEST of the BEST!
Mar. 8, 2014 2:46 pm
Hi Penny, dear friend! Julie's Irish/Jewish braised corned beef is my all time favorite! I love this recipe so much that I it will be showcased in my weekly news article in the Alpenhorn News. We're going to Costco this Tuesday to pick up our flat-cut corned beef brisket. It is unarguably the best I've had from a commercial store. Erin Go Braugh, everyone!
Mar. 9, 2014 7:37 am
Good morning Cathy! I am glad that you are featuring that recipe - it really is a great method.
Mar. 10, 2014 7:18 am
I'm an advocate of a method similar to Chef John's. Low,slow stovetop boil in a giant pan and adding quartered red potatoes and cabbage wedges later. We love the flavor the veggies get from cooking in this liquid! We're not Irish but we live in On Chicago's southside-huge Irish population(my husband also requested corned beef soon)
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Every morning my granddaughter calls and says, "Good morning Nana. Whatcha doing? Are you baking Nana?" Hence my name, Baking Nana. I love to bake bread and never get tired of it. Yeast is additive! Visit me at If you would like to contact me directly please use the 'Contact Me' on my site.
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