How to Make Corned Beef Brisket, Nitrate-Free at Home

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16Ingredients
70Minutes

Ingredients

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  • 1 beef brisket (4- to 5-lb, trimmed)
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (broken into several pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 8 whole allspice berries
  • 12 whole juniper berries
  • 2 bay leaves (crumbled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 pounds ice (optional)
  • 1 onion (small, quartered)
  • 1 large carrot (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 stalk celery (coarsely chopped)
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