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St. Patrick's Day Recipe

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St. Patrick's Day is here!

Interested in making a homemade corned beef?

We got the perfect recipe for you recommended by the Fork Reporter himself.


  • One beef brisket, about 4 pounds
  • One bottle (12-ounces) dark beer (optional)
  • Water to cover
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 10 juniper berries
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dill seeds
  • 2 small pieces dried ginger root, or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 whole allspice berries, or 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 6 cardamom seeds, or 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace


  1. Place the brisket in a large pot or Dutch oven.
  2. Add the beer, water to cover, brown sugar and salt, stirring to combine.
  3. Place all the seeds, berries and bay leaves in a piece of cheesecloth and tie with a piece of cooking twine. (If using any ground spices, just stir them into the liquid.)
  4. Add the cheesecloth.
  5. Place the pot over high heat and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer until the meat is fork tender, about 2-1/2 hours.
  7. Remove from the pot and thinly slice across the grain.
  8. Serve as is with some of the juices and your favorite mustard or horseradish sauce.

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