Corned beef is great as a standalone main course for dinner and as a filling for salads, sandwiches and other dishes. There are plenty of wonderful recipes involving corned beef.

Method Timing
A regular sized brisket, boiled 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
Veggies, cooked together with corned beef 30-40 mintes
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But making perfect corned beef involved following your recipe very carefully. First you have to brine your beef in coarse salt and only then do you cook it in a liquid of your choice, which could really be anything, from beer fo beef broth and a combo of spices.

So, ho long exactly does it take to boil corned beef? Everything depends on the cut. Usually you use brisket for corned beef and depending on the size of your meat cut it could take between two and a half to three hours in slowly boiling water before it’s done.

It’s highly recommended to use a meat thermometer. The temperature inside a well cooked corned beef should be 145F. It may take a little longer to cook a larger piece of meat, so using a thermometer is best for optimal results.

It is also vital that you let the corned beef rest for about half an hour after boiling before you serve it. Addint vegetable to corned beef when you’re boiling it doesn’t really make the cooking time longer. Just make sure you add them about 30 to 40 minutes before your beef is done otherwise they will get overdone easily.


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