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    crockpot corned beef- how long does it take?

    I'd like to make my flat cut seasoned corned beef tomorrow, about how long in the crockpot for low?

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    I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what to tell you. See thread below. Some of us are really having a problem with drying the meat out. Let us know if you get the timing right.

    http://community.cookinglight.com/sh...604#post395604
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    Just a hint that I use when cooking corned beef in a crockpot.

    I generally do mine on low for about 8 hours. The thing is, I prop mine up on a bunch of fresh cabbage leaves... the cabbage is ultimately a waste (it cooks down and gets too salty for words)... and it's stinky (as cabbage tends to be), but it maintains a good level of moisture in the pot, and I haven't had trouble with dried out corned beef.

    I generally finish my beef in a low oven (350 or so) for 20-30 minutes. I like a crust to develop on the outer edges of the brisket, and this seems to do the trick...

    I'd also suggest not cutting off TOO MUCH of the fat -- as this is part of what helps the meat to remain tender when cooking for a long period of time.
    It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it. --Julia Child
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    I like to sear the cornbeef on the stove top then place in the crock-pot with some chicken broth. I will let mine cook for at least 10 hours on low. I do the potatoes, carrots, cabbage in a steamer.
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    Are you guys talking about cooking a store-bought corned beef in a crock pot, or are you making homemade corned beef? Sorry, I am having a mental day

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    Catherine -
    I believe we're all talking about the prepared, raw corned beef you can buy in the store.

    Do you HAVE a recipe for corned (brined) brisket? I've never made it from scratch, but might be interested. I was always under the impression that this takes ages
    It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it. --Julia Child
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    I don't have a recipe, but I believe there was a thread on this recently, hence my confusion. Wait...I am searching. Here is is:

    How to make homemade corned beef

    Although I don't usually eat much beef, and almost never prepare it at home, I succumb to the great price at BJs and bought a corned beef. I love the stuff - probably because I am honorary Irish because of my St. Patty's day bday

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    Thanks, Catherine. I must have missed that thread
    It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it. --Julia Child
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    there is the beef brisket in this months issues that calls for a corned bed brisket that cooks in the crockpot.
    hope this helps
    Laurie

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    5 hours on low for my flat cut 4 1/2 lb corned beef, wasn't dry at all. It was cooks brand,flat cut w/ seasoning. Lean & tasty

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