Corned Beef Pickling Spices
$9.00 – $19.20
For brining, add 3 tablespoons of Pickling Spice to a brine consisting of 1 gallon water, 2 cups Salt, 5 teaspoons Sodium Nitrate, and 1/2 cup Brown Sugar. Bring to boil, then chill. Cover 5 lb brisket w/cold brine; refrigerate for 5 days. Rinse before cooking.
For boiled Corned Beef, use 1-2 tablespoons Pickling Spice plus water, beer, to cover your corned beef; simmer until done.
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