Straight-Up Corned Beef
Delicious corned-beef hoagies with melted cheese!
Recipe type: Main Dish, Beef
  • 3 – 3½ lb corned beef
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 12 black peppercorns
  • juniper berries
  • seasoning packet
  • mustard
  • brown sugar
  1. Rinse meat under cold water. Place in large pot – cover with 6 in cold water. Cover pot – bring water to boil. Pour off water. Put 6 in cold water back in pot. Bring to boil covered. Repeat if want less salty taste.
  2. Skim off scum. Add spices (p.s. I always forget to buy juniper berries, but the little spice packet that comes with the meat seems to be enough) . Lower heat, cover and simmer til very tender but still holds together, ~1 hour per pound.
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at