Corn your own beef!

  • Published on Mar 22, 2017
  • Corn your own beef for a healthy alternative to the chemical laden store bought version. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    2 quarts water
    4-5lb grass fed beef brisket (or other roast)
    1 cups salt
    2 Tbs Peppercorns
    1 Tbs Mustard seed
    2 Cinnamon sticks
    1 tsp Whole allspice
    1 tsp Coriander seeds
    1/2 tsp Whole cloves
    1/2 tsp ground ginger
    4-5 Garlic cloves or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp Thyme or savory
    3 bay leaves
    Mix 1 quart water with all spices and salt.
    Heat and stir until salt is dissolved.
    Add remaining water and stir. Cool until brine is at body temp or cooler.
    Pour over meat in a non leaching container or put meat in a gallon ziplock bag and cover with brine. Seal removing air as you go.
    Be sure your meat is completely submerged in the brine.
    Place in refrigerator for 7-10 days turning meat every day or 2. Or keep on counter in cool kitchen for 3-5 days, turning every day.
    Cook on low heat all day in crockpot or Dutch oven in a mixture of 2 cups brine and 4 cups fresh water. Add whole red potatoes and carrots for the last hour of cooking and cabbage wedges for the last 30 minutes.

Comments • 239

  • Balsey Dean De Witt, Jr.

    You could have stabbed the meat with a fork a few times to give the marinade a chance to get internal!

  • Wild Willy
    Wild Willy 4 days ago

    Video shows two cups salt....description says one

  • Keri M. Peardon
    Keri M. Peardon 6 days ago

    This seems to be a pickling brine, the same as you use for pickles or sauerkraut. Can you leave it in the brine indefinitely like pickles and sauerkraut? Does that make it a pickled beef?

  • Deanna Stevens
    Deanna Stevens 8 days ago

    Thank You. I was wondering about that. I wanted to find a way to do this myself... and the stores are so EXPENSIVE!!!! and so much more salt than Home done.

  • Peggy Rooney
    Peggy Rooney 8 days ago

    My first time watching your video. Love the idea very much. Will try the receipe for the homemade corned beef.

  • Get-The-Lead-Out.45
    Get-The-Lead-Out.45 9 days ago

    promise I'm not here to argue but how do you know the plastic storage bags leach anything from them.... please provide the link to the testing which confirms it.

  • Susan Vasquez
    Susan Vasquez 14 days ago

    I've only ever corned brisket. What other cuts would be good for corned beef?

  • Susan Vasquez
    Susan Vasquez 14 days ago

    I like warming my spices in a dry pan for a few minutes before adding to the brine. It helps release the oils (and makes the house smell FANTASTIC!). Also, you NEED some juniper berries!! :)

  • Glen M
    Glen M 16 days ago

    Thanks for a great corned beef recipe.

  • PattyHP
    PattyHP 18 days ago

    Thank you I wanted to do this for a long time

  • john c. bryant
    john c. bryant 20 days ago

    I learn a lot from you! Thanks

  • Dj Reed
    Dj Reed 21 day ago

    This is the first commit I have made in a long time and I love ur work

  • ام نعمه
    ام نعمه 21 day ago

    مفيش ترجمه عربي ثقافتي عربي

  • Alice Higgins
    Alice Higgins 23 days ago

    Can I do this with our venison?

  • Alex Clark
    Alex Clark 24 days ago +1

    Great vid, one tip to enhance would be to show the further process of cooking and eating said corned beef.

  • yelloworangered
    yelloworangered 26 days ago +1

    I'm guessing you aren't going to eat all that meat in one sitting, so how do you keep the other pieces for later? Do you cook them and keep them or keep them raw after being brined? Also, you say you turn the meat when it's in the brine -- every day or two? Thank you so much for this wonderful vid.

    • hasher411
      hasher411 14 days ago

      I'll bet she pressure cans the leftovers.

  • yelloworangered
    yelloworangered 26 days ago

    It will be wonderful for your family when you all get older (and grandkids) and can watch these videos together. :)

  • Avigayil jasmíne brown
    Avigayil jasmíne brown 26 days ago +1

    ....and you put the same hand that you touched raw meat with into the cinnamon stick jar. Not even just to grab one but touching the others 😔

  • Varenka Dazanovitch
    Varenka Dazanovitch 27 days ago

    So excited to try this recipe out. She's just amazing

  • David Bramwells
    David Bramwells 29 days ago

    Its been decades since I last made corned beef, but I still remember the recipe.

  • Constant Chaos
    Constant Chaos 29 days ago

    Corned beef without blackpowder??? What?

  • Jeanne Hinrichs
    Jeanne Hinrichs 29 days ago +1

    I'm amazed at how many people think there is corn in corn beef

    • Jeanne Hinrichs
      Jeanne Hinrichs 28 days ago

      the people im talkin bout think it is corn from the cob

    • Constant Chaos
      Constant Chaos 29 days ago

      There is, peppercorns just not maze

  • The Flip Flop Barnyard

    We are taking one of our grass fed steers to butcher in October. We're definitely going to try this when we get our beef back. Thanks for sharing, you made me feel brave enough to try it! :)

  • Orwellian Observer
    Orwellian Observer Month ago

    Damn how much better the world would be with more women like Carolyn to marry

    • Jackie Sharp
      Jackie Sharp Month ago

      So long as she washes her hands after touching your meat. products! ;)

  • Judith Reynolds
    Judith Reynolds Month ago

    Somehow she doesn’t show the end results....wonder what???

  • Wiliam Bennett
    Wiliam Bennett Month ago

    I Love Corned Beef And definitely will be trying this for sure.

  • Landon Hall
    Landon Hall Month ago

    I love corned beef. gotta try this ASAP. thank you so much.

  • Wash Tub
    Wash Tub Month ago

    14 Sep 2018
    First off, I would like to thank you Homestead Family for your willingness to share your knowledge so freely. I have NOT read all of the comments on this video and apologize if this question I have has been asked and answered already. You said good salt and listed several. I am wondering if I can use solar salt crystals--not pellets--that you can buy for a water softener. I buy that in bulk for ice control on my steps and driveway so always have that on hand anyhow and it is so reasonably priced for a large quantity. I use it in my kitchen already for salting pasta water and corn on the cob water, etc. Can I use this salt to make my corned beef? Anyone that has the answer to this question, I would be grateful if you could share!! Thank you again and have a very blessed day!!

  • Kevin Stoltz
    Kevin Stoltz Month ago

    Can you Can Corned Beef?

  • Rich Laue
    Rich Laue Month ago

    This looks as simple as making Sourkraut, add salt and spices to a brine and submerge.

  • Sam Wetzel
    Sam Wetzel Month ago

    3:00 minutes in and haven"t done anything! "Oh no cinnamon sticks"

  • demos113
    demos113 Month ago

    Must be an American immigrant thing as people in Ireland don't have that stuff as a St Patricks day meal. 0___o

    • Constant Chaos
      Constant Chaos 29 days ago

      It was cheap when people first came over and it was sold in kosher places, some of the few places that would sell to the irish

  • MrCougar214
    MrCougar214 Month ago

    "The crock is too big, lemme use this even bigger bucket".....*facepalms*

  • Jaewun Bellz
    Jaewun Bellz Month ago

    I am going to try this next week...

  • gina farducci
    gina farducci Month ago

    The 5 gallon crock is too big, but the 10 gallon bucket isn't?

  • Francis Carawan
    Francis Carawan Month ago +1

    What's in the big container by your mixer?

  • Wayne The Seine
    Wayne The Seine Month ago +1

    This may sound stupid but how do you cook it and at what temp..... cast iron on top or in oven etc. and at what temp?

    • hasher411
      hasher411 14 days ago

      Wayne The Seine, she said slow cook! .... I don't think it matters what method is utilized, just that its slow cooked! ... She might be placing it into a cast iron pot and on top of a old fashion wood burning cook stove for all we know! I'm sure an electric slow cooker set on low or medium, and left for the whole day would be just fine.

    • Wayne The Seine
      Wayne The Seine Month ago +1

      Nowhere in this video does it mention how to cook it once it is corned. She says cooked slow. No mention if on top the stove or in the oven...a crock pot...what? You really need to take up something besides are damn poor at it.

    • Perry Holmes
      Perry Holmes Month ago

      Wayne The Seine somebody wasn’t listening

  • Vanna6345
    Vanna6345 Month ago

    Corn beef = Corn fed beef. Am I wrong? :0\

  • chantal fortier
    chantal fortier Month ago

    Love your videos . They are so full of great informations . Please use less plastic. All of this will have no meaning when Mother Earth gives up .

  • chantal fortier
    chantal fortier Month ago

    Love your videos . They are so full of great informations . Please use less plastic. All of this will have no meaning when Mother Earth gives up .

  • Dodgeviper
    Dodgeviper Month ago

    we don't get or do much of that in England but I'm definitely gonna try that one thanks

  • david w dorr
    david w dorr Month ago +1

    When I corn my deer neck meat, I just find a big enough rock outside, wash it, and throw it on top. Works perfect.

  • john Kramer
    john Kramer Month ago

    You Rock, ill be making this👍

  • james riepe
    james riepe Month ago

    She sure does like to hear herself talking. Just to much for me.

    • Perry Holmes
      Perry Holmes Month ago

      james riepe I like to hear her talk too

  • karen kahler
    karen kahler Month ago

    can't wait to do this, thank you!

  • Shanna's Country Charm
    Shanna's Country Charm 2 months ago

    Where's the 🌽 I guess I really don't know what corn beef is😂, but i sure love spices. Can't wait to try this. Thank you!😊

  • Jon Snell
    Jon Snell 2 months ago +6

    To keep the meat red, you need to add Salt Peter, about 2 oz. It stops the meat from browning.

    • Constant Chaos
      Constant Chaos 29 days ago +3

      I've found it also is key in getting the flavour right

  • Ima cooknwoman
    Ima cooknwoman 2 months ago

    Thanks so much for your educational videos! Curious- where do you get those big, clear plastic buckets?? Thanks!

  • KweKanata
    KweKanata 2 months ago

    I just found your channel and you are just wonderful. Thanks so much for being you.

  • Chris Z.
    Chris Z. 2 months ago

    When you add it to the slow cooker, are you adding any extra liquids or seasoning? Or just the meat?

  • Steve Prince
    Steve Prince 2 months ago

    She missed the saltpetre and was clearly embarrassed about showing the result. The fake jars are ridiculous.

  • JCT Spray Paint Art
    JCT Spray Paint Art 2 months ago

    Thank you so much for this video. My family and I are going to do this for a nice winter meal.

  • Mr. Awad Hamadah
    Mr. Awad Hamadah 3 months ago

    I'd highly recommend reducing your speech. I liked the content, though.

  • Jenifer Acklin
    Jenifer Acklin 3 months ago

    Love your channel. Thanks

  • wala lihowa
    wala lihowa 3 months ago

    U are living a good life li,e every body should, far away from daily stress try to make every body happy

  • Jason rodda
    Jason rodda 3 months ago +1

    Enjoy your channel, do you have one on pickled pork and the blokes that watch you would like to see your final products finished you know just in case owes look like it been hit by a car.

  • Wanda Tolbert
    Wanda Tolbert 3 months ago

    New sub here. Going to binge watch your channel. Will try the corned beef immediately!

  • Daniel Kelly
    Daniel Kelly 3 months ago

    Hey what happened to the brine recipe?, oh well, I guess I can wing it.

  • Mr Wolf
    Mr Wolf 3 months ago

    You sound like you're from the midwest...? I will have to have a go at some corned brisket. Mmmmmmmmmm.

  • MaiBelVideos
    MaiBelVideos 3 months ago

    The only thing that I don’t like is that she never show the final results

  • denise martinez
    denise martinez 4 months ago

    I'm curious if you can can corn beef?? Loving your videos. ty

    • Homesteading Family
      Homesteading Family  4 months ago

      +denise martinez Sure! You would just pressure can AFTER the beef is fully corned for a full 90 mins...

  • OneSavageJesus
    OneSavageJesus 4 months ago


  • Debbie Hund
    Debbie Hund 4 months ago +1

    But...but...but, what about the coriander seeds?

  • Addison Duggan
    Addison Duggan 4 months ago +1

    I love your videos, they are so simple and easy to follow!

  • etm567
    etm567 4 months ago

    On another video, you said you used Animal Grade Redmond Real Salt, and I have looked at their agricultural page, and they have many salt products. Which one do you use? (We have a bay plant too; we have two, actually, and they're small trees by now, or a shrub, I guess, and we put them out in the summer.) And you've got a big crock you didn't have before on the countertop behind you. Is it a sauerkraut crock?

    • Homesteading Family
      Homesteading Family  4 months ago +1

      +etm567 - You know, I’m not sure what salt it is... I bought about 500 lbs a few years ago and it is stored in a big barrel out of its bag... sorry about that. We use that crock for all sorts of things, but in this video, I believe that it had a primary ferment of elderberry wine in it!

  • Dee Vila
    Dee Vila 5 months ago

    Love Love you Chanel 💖💖. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I did the Dream cheese and my husband loved it. Thank you for sharing

  • Eye on art
    Eye on art 5 months ago

    Thank you so much. I love pastrimi but hate man made nitrites and nitrates that are bad. doctors might say they are okey but they do not learn about diet when going to school!

  • Ineluctable Smith
    Ineluctable Smith 6 months ago +9

    USDA does recommend the salt peter or pink salt #1 in this case. For 5 pounds I use 1 tsp. I Put it in there to preserve the color and the meat. It prevents botulism. Look up the recommendation and do what you think best. Thanks for this great video!

    • Lori Parsley
      Lori Parsley 9 days ago

      Use salt peter also known as Prague powder

    • Constant Chaos
      Constant Chaos 29 days ago +1

      I use blackpowder lol

    • MrCougar214
      MrCougar214 Month ago

      Bazza DownUnder Thanks. I will definitely do that cause there is still a bit of confusion

    • Bazza DownUnder
      Bazza DownUnder Month ago +1

      @rCougar214: I never use Pink salt with beef jerky. But I will use it when I make bacon. My advise is decide what you want to do then find videos on YT. Do NOT follow the first method on YT blindly.Go find others and compare. Eventually you will get to learn a lot by just watching the videos. Lots of people on YT do not explain the whole process. So by watching many videos you will eventually get the whole story.

    • MrCougar214
      MrCougar214 Month ago

      Bazza DownUnder Cool, I did not know that. I always see people making corned beef and pastrami with the pink nitrate salt. So if I'm learning all this right, the only time I would need to use the pink nitrate salt is if I am preserving meat, like making beef jerky?

  • Jonah Pomraning
    Jonah Pomraning 6 months ago

    Im glad i subscribed your videos are very much appreciated

  • Chris Tina
    Chris Tina 6 months ago

    Wow so awesome ...ty I never thought about making this myself.. sounds so good...❤️

  • lucky1dawg1
    lucky1dawg1 6 months ago

    can you use kosher salt?/
    If so how much?

  • Monique Paemoller
    Monique Paemoller 6 months ago

    I don't ever remember eating corned beef, so I am looking forward to trying out your recipe. I am wondering; however, do you think it would work to instead of slow cooking it all day to pressure can it after it has had it's fermenting time? We are looking for recipes to can our freezer full of meat, so we can easily take it with us when we move next month. I am going to try your Pressure Canning Raw Meat recipe after I try the corned beef. Thank you for providing such excellent quality instructional videos.

    • Monique Paemoller
      Monique Paemoller 6 months ago

      I slow cooked the Corned Beef in a crockpot but I didn't rinse it enough (I guess) as it was super salty. It was fine when diluted by mixing it up in a huge salad. I have started a new batch - to pressure can this time after I rinse it REALLY well.

    • Homesteading Family
      Homesteading Family  6 months ago

      +Monique Paemoller You bet... I think it would work just fine! It will be really handy for a quick meal, too! Just be sure to pressure can it and you’ll be fine!

  • WifiGranny L.
    WifiGranny L. 6 months ago

    Be careful storing any buckets of consumables on a cement or concrete floor. Those types of floors leech chemicals into food and water. That’s why videos I’ve watched about how to store barrels of water stress to put 2x4’s down first, then place barrels on top. Plywood would also work.

  • Larry Robertson
    Larry Robertson 6 months ago

    have you ever used venison ??

    • Homesteading Family
      Homesteading Family  6 months ago

      +Larry Robertson Yes! It is delicious, but of course much leaner.

  • Kinga Daroad
    Kinga Daroad 6 months ago

    I think her finger should be corned with as much time she put it in the brine

  • T West
    T West 6 months ago +2

    Nothing compares to homemade corn beef! Thank you!

  • Brian Melvin
    Brian Melvin 6 months ago

    Good lookin momma right there!

  • Bobbi Bacha
    Bobbi Bacha 6 months ago

    Love this idea

  • Kathleen 168
    Kathleen 168 7 months ago +1

    Love all your videos! Btw, I do not care for store bought corned beef.

  • Rahman Huggins Khan
    Rahman Huggins Khan 7 months ago +1

    Thank you for all the recipes and tips I have been looking at all your programs today never saw them before but loving them. Thanks.

  • Melinda B
    Melinda B 7 months ago

    I couldn't help but take a big wiff of the brine a few times a day while it was out on the counter. It was worth purchasing the extra supplies that I didn't already have in my spice cupboard. And I was a bit worried that putting those 4 cups of water in the crockpot would dilute all the flavor the brisket had been absorbing for days, but it retained an amazing seasoning that you just can't replicate from a store-bought spice kit.

  • J TDMN
    J TDMN 7 months ago +1

    Where can you purchase a bay leaf plant/tree? I have never seen one here in NY!

      ANJACKIE MILLER 2 months ago

      I live near Niagara Falls we're in zone 6 ... to cold for bay laurel tree

  • Marilyn Thornton
    Marilyn Thornton 7 months ago

    Can you add more videos .. I’ve watched most of these twice ! I love your videos ! Thanks Marilyn

  • Pamela Pinto
    Pamela Pinto 7 months ago +1

    Just gathered up the ingredients and going to try this. Would you please tell me where you purchased your large plastic buckets? I have been looking for that kind of bucket for a while.

    • Wanda Tolbert
      Wanda Tolbert 3 months ago +1

      I personally get them from a local grocery store that has a bakery. They sell them cheap to get rid of them. Like $2.00. A local doughnut shop also gives them away. They can also be found on Amazon.

  • don417
    don417 7 months ago

    I bought 15 ears of Corn. Now what do I do with them?

  • hmchef927
    hmchef927 7 months ago +12

    I enjoy your channel. However, you may want to remind people to wash hands after handling meat. Every object you touched carried bacteria from your hands.

    • Eric Von Dumb
      Eric Von Dumb 11 days ago

      Joe Citizen: Totally agree!!! As insane as third hand smoke residue. Some people lead such a sheltered life. LMAO

    • Joe Citizen
      Joe Citizen Month ago +7

      It's a wonder why the whole world is not dead from "carried bacteria" ... or ... maybe some people are over reactive.

    • WiserInTime
      WiserInTime Month ago +2

      Glad I'm not the only one who noticed that.

  • Scott Spiro
    Scott Spiro 7 months ago

    If you do not use pink salt (or Prague Powder) the beef won't be pinkish - it'll be an unpleasant gray color. This salt prevents botulism

  • Helen Ray
    Helen Ray 7 months ago

    I did not see amounts of the spices posted.

  • Sam Moe
    Sam Moe 7 months ago

    die redet 12 minuten für eine sache die sie in einer minute hätte erklären können. ich dachte sie zeigt wie sie das corned beef fertig zubereitet wird. dabei hat sie es nur eingelegt 😒

  • deenibeeniable
    deenibeeniable 7 months ago +3

    Definition of corn
    transitive verb
    1 : to form into grains : granulate
    2 a : to preserve or season with salt in grains
    b : to cure or preserve in brine containing preservatives and often seasonings corned beef
    3 : to feed with corn

  • R.J. T
    R.J. T 7 months ago +1


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    Chris Cameron 7 months ago


  • Mackenzie Whethers
    Mackenzie Whethers 7 months ago +1

    Corned beef boiled dinner... So delicious. Also, they used saltpeter back in the day.

  • Kimberly Fox
    Kimberly Fox 8 months ago

    Can this be canned?

  • Nancy Fahey
    Nancy Fahey 8 months ago +4

    This is it. My husband's on his way home and I'm gonna make your recipe. I'm so excited. Good thing I watched this again. Almost forgot the cabbage and potatoes!

  • bhansen H.
    bhansen H. 8 months ago

    I’ve used your recipe to corn fresh beef and bison, and I can’t wait ‘till they’re ready to eat! My friend wants to corn some beef that had been previously frozen. I can think of a lot of reasons why fresh is best. What are your thoughts?

    • Homesteading Family
      Homesteading Family  7 months ago

      +bhansen H. Fresh is usually best but I often use previously frozen meat.

  • Isaiah Glisan
    Isaiah Glisan 8 months ago

    I’m making this now! Got a crock from my great great uncle that I’m using! Excited to see the end product!!!

  • James Rossi
    James Rossi 8 months ago

    I love your channel. You’re wonderful!

  • Efraim
    Efraim 8 months ago +1

    Corn beef isnt Irish, its Jewish

    • Bazza DownUnder
      Bazza DownUnder 2 months ago

    • Wanda Tolbert
      Wanda Tolbert 3 months ago +1

      Makes sense. Since I'm part both, I'll enjoy double!

    • MrKErocks
      MrKErocks 6 months ago

      Irish Americans couldn't afford the traditional back bacon so they "borrowed" the much more affordable corned beef from their Jewish neighbors.

  • Xzendor7a1
    Xzendor7a1 8 months ago +20

    Aren't you worried about cross contamination when handling the beef and then putting your hands in the cinnamon jar?

    • Gringa Gringa
      Gringa Gringa 21 day ago


    • Lara H
      Lara H 27 days ago +3

      this is why I don’t make videos.. I would be so focused on the video that I would mess something up and everyone would be sure to pony it out

    • Cryptolocker
      Cryptolocker 27 days ago +1

      While I agree it is better safe than sorry, it is not as a big a deal when you know where the meat came from, and it's been handled responsibly. I doubt any bacteria that existed on the surface of the meat would survive unless touching other moist food that is not getting cooked right away.

    • LadyJoleena
      LadyJoleena Month ago +2

      I know right?!

    • Krista Johnson
      Krista Johnson Month ago +2

      Xzendor7a1 thought i was the only one that noticed