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Old 03-14-2011, 05:23 AM   #1
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The joy of March... corned beef on sale!!

Most years I get a corned beef brisket on sale, and it disappears so quickly that we grumble. So this year I bought two, cooked them up in the slow cooker, and we had our first meal from them last night with our homemade sauerkraut (I received a fermentation crock for Christmas, and this was our first batch).

But the best part this morning is that after I sliced up the rest of the roasts and put the slices in the fridge for future meals, I had a baggie full of corned beef "crumbs" (corned beef is notorious for falling to pieces). This morning's breakfast is eggs scrambled with corned beef.

YUMMMMMMM!!!

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Yummo.

They're on sale at safeway@1.49lb this week. I also picked up two...luv corn beef brisket.
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I had Corned beef last night!! It was WONDERFUL but...I am up 1.8Lb, Grumble, grumble Sodium.
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I never see if for less than $3/lb. usually more...
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Yummo.

They're on sale at safeway@1.49lb this week. I also picked up two...luv corn beef brisket.
WOAH!!!

the "sale" price here is $3.99/lb i got 2, tiny little pathetic looking things and they cost me almost $10 each
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Can't wait for corned beef! Although I've been wondering, what's IN corned beef? Does it have carbs? :blush:

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I made a small one last week and dh and I ate the whole thing for dinner. I was hoping for leftovers. So, I bought another one and made sure to buy the biggest one I could find! I love corned beef in the crockpot! I bought mine for $1.99/lb and 2 heads of cabbage for $.29/lb!
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I never see if for less than $3/lb. usually more...
NEW ENGLAND, eh? Hannaford...$1.29/lb.
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Corned beef (or "salt beef") is just beef that has been soaked in a salt and spice solution. It was a way of preserving beef before refrigeration. The "corn" in the name comes from Old English when "corn" was used for any small grains (of barley, or in this case, of salt). Usually we see the wet cured kind in our grocery, or the canned kind. Another kind is actually layered with salt in barrels, like they also do to preserve certain fish. I always think of this as the kind the sailors used to eat.

So, yeah, it can be really salty, especially if you don't rinse it well, or boil it with enough water.

And our sale price, with a Giant card, is $1.49/pound for the point cut, and $2.49 for the flat cut (the one I usually get because it's firmer and easier to slice). Usually it's about twice that price, which is why we pretty much only get it in March when it's on sale.

ETA: The point cut has more fat throughout, which is why it tends to fall apart. The flat cut has a layer of fat on one side, which I can enjoy and my husband can cut off. Makes for easier slices, too.

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I love corned beef but I retain so much water! I made one on Saturday and this morning I ate the last of it with my eggs.

My Kroger has them on sale but they are still $2.49/lb. I have one more in my freezer, but won't make it for a while because of the whole water retention thing.
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It makes me retain too.

I make it all the time with potatoes, carrots and cabbage for my family, it's their favorite. I still have to get one for St Patty's day.
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What the WHAT on all the Corned Beef? This is the third time this week that I've heard about it being on sale - My mother, my wife, and now here.

But why is it called Corned Beef? I understand cream of corn, popcorn, corn on the cob, corn on the foot, corn nuts, corn flakes, corn snake, Jimmy crack corn, corny, candy corn, corn syrup, children of the corn, Indian corn and Fritos Corn Chips. But I don't get Corned Beef.
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Didn't see your explanation of the corn term - thanks Synger!

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If Jimmy Cracked Corn an no one cared, why is there a song about it?
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ETA: The point cut has more fat throughout, which is why it tends to fall apart. The flat cut has a layer of fat on one side, which I can enjoy and my husband can cut off. Makes for easier slices, too.
Does one taste better than the other? I never know which cut I should buy.
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On sale? I can't seem to find one on sale for under 2.99 a pound and that is for the lowest quality brand!
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I am waiting til right after St Pat's day, when they are really cheap. Then I go to Fred Meyer and buy all they have and pop them in my freezer. Yes, I retain water but it IS just water so i don't care.
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wow! and i was just getting impressed by the $5.99/lb sale on corned beef at Whole Foods! lol.. clueless i am! either that or its because i've never lived/shopped anywhere in the U.S. but the San Fran Bay Area so don't realise how high the cost of living here is as compared to the rest of the country! sheesh! (though ofcourse safeway is prob cheaper than Whole Foods!)
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I'm pretty excited for this too. I wonder if anyone out there has any recipes they'd recommend? I mean, other that cooking it up with cabbage and onions.
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I'm pretty excited for this too. I wonder if anyone out there has any recipes they'd recommend? I mean, other that cooking it up with cabbage and onions.
Yesterday, with the corned beef I made over the weekend, I made a Reuben 'unwich'. MMmmm
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I really dont eat it much because of the whole water retention thing, but if you have a shop rite next to you, they are on sale for 0.88 cents a lb. and cabbage is 0.17 cents a pound. just sayin. Happy Pattys' Day
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:41 PM   #22
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Rin, we have Whole Foods here (Seattle) too and I do not buy meat there. A friend of mine works there and says that they double the suggested prices of the meat that comes in automatically because the ceo feels people should eat less meat. I didn't believe her until I saw a letter from the ceo on their own website stating that they felt this was a necessary step in discouraging meat consumption.
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What the WHAT on all the Corned Beef? This is the third time this week that I've heard about it being on sale - My mother, my wife, and now here.
St. Patty's Day is coming up.

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But why is it called Corned Beef? I understand cream of corn, popcorn, corn on the cob, corn on the foot, corn nuts, corn flakes, corn snake, Jimmy crack corn, corny, candy corn, corn syrup, children of the corn, Indian corn and Fritos Corn Chips. But I don't get Corned Beef.
No idea why it is called corned beef but did you have a relative who wanted to go into the shrimping business?
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Rin, we have Whole Foods here (Seattle) too and I do not buy meat there. A friend of mine works there and says that they double the suggested prices of the meat that comes in automatically because the ceo feels people should eat less meat. I didn't believe her until I saw a letter from the ceo on their own website stating that they felt this was a necessary step in discouraging meat consumption.
That is so wrong on so many levels. I've been to the one in Bellevue, and the meat department is always packed with people. The brochures they have seem to promote the different levels of "humane care" and antibiotic free, hormone free varieties they sell. I thought it seemed like a great place to buy meat (if you can afford buying it there) and help promote humane farming.

Oh well. The only thing I can afford there is the ACV which is cheaper than anywhere else I've found. Go figure.
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Stater Bros. had corned beef for $1.17/lb so I bought 3 roasts. When I got home, I decided to cook one and see if it was as good a deal as I thought. I ate the whole 3lb.roast in 3 meals and went back and got 4 more. I also cooked another one. These are just for me. My wife prefers to wait for St. Pat's.

Well, I was up 1 lb after the first day and 2 more after the next day. Since I'm pretty much zero carb. this just doesn't happen to me. It must be the salt.

After one day of no corned beef, one pound came off and I'm hoping to drop the other 2 before my Friday maintenance weight posting.
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I'm pretty excited for this too. I wonder if anyone out there has any recipes they'd recommend? I mean, other that cooking it up with cabbage and onions.
I rarely use the spice packet they include with it, but even if I do, I add several whole cloves, whole allspice, some smashed garlic cloves, and a few bay leaves while simmering. Also, brussels sprouts are a great addition (or substitution for the cabbage), just be sure to add them at the very end of the simmering time as they don't take long to cook. Turnip quarters are nice, too.

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I have found the absolute best way to cook a corned beef is in the crockpot. I won't cook it any other way! I tried boiling it in the traditional way once and it was tough and not very tasty. I prefer the crockpot where it can baste in it's own juices and fat all day! All this talk about corned beef I think I'm going to go get another one or two to throw in the freezer!
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It will be a sad St. Patrick's Day for me. For the next 30 days I'll be on a different plan than the low carb one. I actually won't be eating any solid foods for the entire 30 days. After that, I'll be back to low carbing.

My last name is actually Ireland. I'm as Irish as you can get without being born in Ireland, but can't really be part of the celebration this year. Next year, however, I will have reached my goal weight and will have lots of fun.
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I LOVE corned beef. Unfortunately, I can not control myself with portion size when I make it. Reason goes out the window. So I only make it once or twice a year. Aldi's and Sam's usually has a reasonable price on theirs.
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