Jan's Beer-Brined Corned Beef
What's for dinner, mom?
Ingredients4 d 7 h 55 m servings 464
- Place water, 3 bottles beer, 2 onions, kosher salt, 1/2 cup brown sugar, curing salt, 1/4 cup pickling spice, and 2 tablespoons garlic in a very large pot. Stir well until salts are dissolved. Add beef; stir gently. Use a large bowl or heavy plate to keep the beef submerged. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, stirring once a day, for 4 days.
- Soak wood chips in apple juice for 2 hours.
- Remove beef from pot, discarding brine, and rinse well until cold water. Let beef come to room temperature.
- Preheat an outdoor grill to 150 to 175 degrees F (65 to 80 degrees C). Place soaked wood chips in a shallow aluminum pan on the heat source.
- Place meat directly on the grate and allow to smoke for 2 hours.
- Combine 1 beer, 1 onion, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons pickling spice, 2 tablespoons chopped garlic, and black pepper in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour into a large roasting pan. Place beef in braising liquid in the roasting pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
- Increase grill temperature to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Place the roasting pan on the grill and close the lid.
- Roast the beef until tender, 3 to 4 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (60 degrees C).
- Remove beef from the roasting pan, discarding braising liquid. Let beef cool until easily handled.
- Slice beef into very thin slices across the grain.
- Partner tip: Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
Per Serving: 464 calories; 26.2 27.5 20.8 78 14363 Full nutrition
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I used the brine part of this recipe only. It is the most fantastic brine and I will use it every St. Patrick's day! After brining my trimmed brisket for 5 days - rinsed it and put it in a la...