Thursday, February 2, 2012

Corned Beef Alert!

It's back! After a 10 month absence, corned beef briskets are back at Costco. These briskets come from that famous Irishman, Sy Ginsberg, who creates these masterpieces in that famous Irish city, Detroit, MI.

These briskets are incredible and have the perfect ratio of fat to lean meat. They cook up better than any other brisket I have tried and the consistency from brisket to brisket is amazing. Sy has his own, proprietary pickling that I am really fond of.

If the past is my guide, these briskets will only be at Costco through the end of March. Be like Grogs and stock up now....I've already got four in the freezer. (They are in heat-sealed vacuum bags, so you can just pop them in the freezer.) At just $3.99 per pound, these are a true bargain. In a few days, I'll post my favorite Corned Beef Hash recipe ( In the meantime, there's always my traditional (and super-easy) St. Patrick's Day recipe:

1 Corned Beef Brisket (any size will do)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place brisket, fat side up, in a Dutch oven (large pan with a lid). Add enough water so that half of the brisket is submerged in water.
  3. Cover top of Dutch oven with foil. Place lid over foil. Place in oven and cook for 2 1/2 hours.
  4. Remove brisket from Dutch oven. Slice and serve.

See the full recipes here:

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