Corned Beef Brine
It’s just fun to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day even if you aren’t Irish. Maybe like me you just don’t like the list of ingredients on the corned beef package. It’s not just the Insta Cure, a sodium nitrite that is usually added to impart the red color and the distinctive cured meat flavor, but the tenderizers and who knows what else. So, this year I’m giving my own try at Corned Beef Brine without the Insta Cure, tenderizers and other chemicals. If this is scary for you … you may want to try one of my other ‘sorta’ Irish recipes. You see, until about 6 years ago I thought I was part Irish. It’s not 23andMe that has me convinced otherwise. We are from a different part of Western Europe than previously thought. We are now Scottish Royalty instead according to my Mother. No, I’m not buying it!
If you are into it but want the redness of Corned Beef check out this lovely site. Not into Corned Beef at all? Take a look through my recipes below. I have even included a Chicken Shepherd’s Pie. Happy St. Patrick’s!
My version of Irish Stew. Yep, it has beer!
Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage. It’s just delicious!
Potatoes & Cheese, one of my favorite combinations.
Bangers and Mash, amazing!
Chicken Shepherd’s Pie
Red Cabbage Salad
Meat or Fruit-filled Scones
30 Minute Beef Stew
Brisket and Cabbage