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Slow Cooked Corned Beef for Sandwiches

Slow Cooked Corned Beef for Sandwiches

Suze Knisley

"This is an excellent recipe for party sandwiches. I always make 2 (and sometimes 3) briskets because it goes so fast. The meat should cook slowly for a minimum of 4 hours--cooking longer will just make it more tender. It sounds like a LOT of garlic, but no one has ever complained that it tasted too garlicky. Serve with brown mustard on rye or kaiser rolls. Can also add cole slaw to the sandwich for a uniquely delicious sandwich."
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4 h 15 m servings 229 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.2g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 904 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place the corned beef briskets into a large pot. Sprinkle in one of the spice packets, and discard the other one or save for other uses. Pour in the beer, and fill the pot with enough water to cover the briskets by 1 inch. Add the bay leaves, peppercorns and garlic cloves. Cover, and bring to a boil.
  2. Once the liquid comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 4 to 5 hours, checking hourly, and adding more water if necessary to keep the meat covered.
  3. Carefully remove the meat from the pot, as it will be extremely tender. Set on a cutting board, and allow it to rest until it firms up a bit, about 10 minutes. Slice or shred to serve. I discard the cooking liquid, but it can be used to cook cabbage and other vegetables if desired.

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Save yourself reading through 100+ reviews and stop your search for a corned beef recipe. This is flawless. Prepare it exactly as directed, and make it easy on yourself by allowing a Crock Pot t...

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I will agree that this is a tasty recipe. I followed the given recipe and everyone loved it. The reason I am rating this with only 3 stars is because of the taste of the leftovers. The garlic...

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Save yourself reading through 100+ reviews and stop your search for a corned beef recipe. This is flawless. Prepare it exactly as directed, and make it easy on yourself by allowing a Crock Pot t...

I made the corned beef (using Guinness) exactly as written and cooked it for 6 hours on the stove top. I then removed the meat (which fell apart) and added 3 pounds quartered new potatoes, 2 pou...

Wish there were more than 5 stars because this recipe deserves a 10. Wife was in the hospital and I was fending for myself when I tried this. Put 2 briskets in the crockpot and headed off to w...

The amount of peppercorns listed in the ingredients has been changed from 1/4 teaspoon to 1/4 cup, at the request of the recipe submitter. - The Staff

This was so easy and delicious! I used both spice packets that came with the briskets and put everything into a slow cooker set on low for 10 hours. The liquid remains red because of the natur...

Wowee! Very very good. I threw everything in the crockpot before work, when I came home we had an awesome meal. I'm thinking I'll never just boil another slab of corned beef in water again.

Was happily surprised by this recipe! It was very easy to perpare when you pop it all in the crock pot and just let it go all day. We ended up cooking it about 10 hours, and it was so tender, ...

My husband likes to eat, but it is hard to get him to critiqe anything I make. I always get "its fine" or "its Ok". Well, this corned beef made him mutter a few expletives while going "Oh my God...

I've made this twice now and followed the recipe to a "T". This is one of the few things in life that I want to continue to eat long after I'm full. It is THAT good! We'll never have "plain o...

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