Homemade Corned Beef (Made with Round Roast)
(Shared recipe submitted by Jennifer.)
Jennifer writes: "This is a wonderful recipe for making corned beef by scratch. By making your corned beef by scratch from a round roast, you can have nice lean corned beef. Those briskets in the store are always so fatty!"
- 8 cups water
- 1 cup salt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 bay leaf
- 6 peppercorns
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 tablespoons whole mixed pickling spices, divided
- 5 to 6 pound beef round roast
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
To Prepare: Mix water, salt, sugar, bay leaf, peppercorns, garlic, 1 tablespoon pickling spice and beef in a crock, cover with a plate and put a weight on top. Let meat stand in brine 36 hours. Meat will then be ready to cook.
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To Cook: Rinse the corned beef. Put it into a large kettle. Cover with boiling water. Add remaining 1-1/2 tablespoons pickling spice, onion, celery, and carrot. Cover and simmer for 4 to 4-1/2 hours until tender. Cool beef in broth if not serving hot.