1826 Recipe for Pickling Beef

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Pickling Beef

To celebrate our 225th anniversary, we’re looking through our archives to bring you 225 pieces of wit, wisdom, and fun in a series we’re calling Almanac Treasures (see more of them here).

Give me a good sweet barrel. Take 4 quarts of salt, 8 ounces of saltpeter, and 5 pounds of brown sugar. This will preserve my beef well, rich and sweet. The juices will make brine enough, if it is well packed.

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1826 Old Farmer's Almanac

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