Corned Beef & Cabbage

Brining the beef:


1 gallon water
1-1/2 cups kosher or sea salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
4 dried bay leaves, crushed
8 thyme stems
1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
8 garlic cloves, crushed
1 5-6 pound "flat-cut" beef brisket


In a large pot, stir together salt and water until salt dissolves. Stir in sugar, coriander, mustard, peppercorns, bay leaves, thyme, pepper flakes, and garlic.

Add beef and submerge. Place a small plate on top to keep it underwater. Cover pot and refrigerate 7 days.

Preparing the dinner:


10 servings

Preparation Time

1 Hour

Total Time

5 Hours

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