How Do You Cook Corned Beef For Sandwiches

What is corned beef?

The term “corned” basically means it is salted meat. Similar to a cured meat, like prosciutto. However, corned beef is cured but not dried, and it still needs to be cooked, unlike prosciutto, which is cured and dried.

Regarding the beef cut, it is usually the brisket cut, and it frequently has the fat cap still on it.

This corned beef sandwich is essentially a reuben even though they are both technically corned beef sandwiches served on rye bread. Reubens have corned beef, swiss, Russian dressing, and sauerkraut. But instead of kraut, cheese, and homemade dressing, this corned beef sandwich has a crunchy quick-fix cabbage slaw and a dash of mustard.

If youre cooking a traditional Irish dinner for St. Served on St. Patrick’s Day alongside potatoes, cabbage, and, of course, homemade corned beef, this easy sandwich is probably the best way to use up leftovers. However, in actuality, this is the kind of sandwich recipe that would require cooking an entire brisket! The brisket is covered and roasted until fork-tender, much like Ree Drummonds’ pot roast, as opposed to simmering it over the stove. It’s elevated with some crunchy slaw, mustard, and marbled rye bread!

For several days, a brine of salt and whole spices is applied to the corned beef brisket. It still needs to be roasted, simmered, or slow cooked for a few hours because it’s not quite done. Regular brisket has not been brined. Be sure to use corned beef brisket for this recipe.

How to buy corned beef

Not all corned beefs are created equal. Like many cured meats (bacon, sausage, etc. The majority of corned beefs are high in nitrates, a known carcinogen. I try not to go near them, and you ought to be as well. Some corned beef gets its iconic pink color from nitrates and their unsavory allies, which also extend their shelf life to dubious lengths of time. (This also keeps the price down. When all of that is taken out, you are left with a brown cut of beef that is less pretty but tastes better. The choice is yours. I always opt for nitrate free when given the option.