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Beer Brined Corned Beef

Traeger Kitchen


Beer Brined Corned Beef

Prep Time

4 Days

Cook Time

9 Hours

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The best homemade corned beef takes time, but the big-league flavor is well worth the wait. Devour it for dinner, then use leftovers in a breakfast hash & Reuben sandwiches.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

    Steps

    • 1

      Brine: In a large stockpot or food-safe pail, combine water, beer, kosher salt, brown sugar, and curing salt. Stir with a long-handled spoon until the salt and sugar crystals have dissolved.
    • 2

      Add the pickling spice, onion, and garlic. Transfer the brine to the refrigerator.
    • 3

      Add the meat to the brine and weigh it down so the meat is completely submerged. Brine the brisket for 3 to 4 days, stirring once daily.
    • 4

      Remove the brisket from the brine, discarding brine. Rinse the brisket thoroughly under cold running water. Sprinkle with prime rib rub seasoning.
    • 5

      When ready to cook, Set the Traeger to 250℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
    • 6

      When grill is to temperature, place beef brisket directly on the grill grate and cook until meat reaches an internal temperature of 160℉ (about 4-5 hours).
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      Grill250˚
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      Probe160˚
    • 7

      Wrap in a double layer of foil and add 1-1/2 cup water to the meat. Place back on the Traeger until meat reaches an internal temperature of 204℉ (about 3-4 hours).
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      Grill250˚
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    • 8

      Let rest for 30 minutes. To serve, carve the meat across the grain into 1/4” slices and transfer to a platter or plates. Enjoy!

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