Corned Beef and veggies

Its as simle as adding the brisket, celery, onions, carrots and some water to the crock pot. My brisket came with a seasoning packet which im glad of because I hace no idea whats in it. Haha. Im sure any preferred seasoning would work.

I corn my own beef for St. Patrick’s Day.

Corned Beef

7 quarts hot water
2 cups pickling salt
1/4 cup dry mustard
2 tbsp pickling spice**
10 cloves garlic
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
8 pounds beef brisket
**Pickling spice:
6 tbsp black pepper corns
6 tbsp mustard seeds
5 tbsp whole allspice
6 tsp coriander seeds
6 whole cloves
3 tsp ground ginger
3 tsp red pepper flakes
3 bay leaves, crumbled
3 cinnamon stick, cracked


In an 8 quart non reactive container, stir together hot water, pickling salt, dry mustard, pickling spice, whole garlic cloves and pepper.
Let cool.
Add the beef and top with a heavy plate to keep the beef submerged.
Let beef brine for a minimum of 3 days or up to a week in the refrigerator.
Rinse with cold water.