Salt Beef Recipe | Good Housekeeping UK


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  1. Ingredients:
    1.6kg (3½lb) rolled beef brisket
    250g (9oz) light muscovado sugar
    350g (12oz) sea salt
    10 peppercorns
    4 bay leaves
    2 carrots, roughly chopped,
    1 onion, quartered

    1. Put 4 litres (7pint) water into a pan large enough to hold meat and add sugar, salt, half the bay leaves and peppercorns. Bring to boil then take off heat and allow to cool completely. Add brisket and weigh down with a saucepan lid, small enough to sit inside pan, to completely submerge beef.

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    2. Chill for 7-10 days to allow the brine to penetrate the meat.

    3. Remove beef from brine, rinse in water then put in cleaned pan with enough water to cover brisket. Add carrot, onions and remaining bay leaves.

    4. Simmer very gently on top of stove for 4-5hr. Keep water topped up so meat is covered and regularly skim off any scum from surface. If salt beef floats to surface during cooking, use the pan lid again to keep it submerged.

    5. The salt beef is done when it is soft throughout. You can test this by pushing a skewer into meat – it should slide in easily.

    6. If serving warm, leave salt beef to rest for 30min before slicing or leave to cool completely before slicing and serving.

  2. 130 grams of Himalayan salt, you can use any salt, 5 litres of water mix it well, soak in the brine for 14 days turn over after 7 days, after 14 days soak the meat in fresh water for one hour, cook or dry and freeze, this works for pork makes nice ham
    I didn't add any sugar or spices for beef or Pork and no nitrates

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