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|Imitation Corned Beef -- And Consomme|
Imitation Corned Beef -- And ConsommeAfter starting Eating Right, I missed Corned Beef Brisket on St. Patrick�s Day. I tried to make it by looking up recipes on the Internet, but it took too long and didn�t end up tasting like I wanted it to.One year, I tried a commercial brand that tasted milder than the corned beef I was used to, and it tasted pretty good. One day, by accident, I stumbled onto my own homemade version of a mild tasting imitation corned beef.I was making a salad then using the following ingredients:
How to make it:
Substitute whereever possible to suit your blood type.
- 1 cup of kamut
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 can of green bean
- 1 can of diced tomato
- 4-pound beef brisket
- 1-3 fresh bay leaves
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Coriander seeds
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Dill seeds
- 1/8-14 teaspoon Cayenne
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar
I didn�t want to throw away the juices (even the cooked kamut had a little bit of water), so I threw it in the crock pot with about a 4-pound beef brisket. I added a fresh bay leaf (sometimes I now use 1-3 fresh bay leaves), about 1/4-1/2 tsp. Coriander seeds, about 1/4-1/2 tsp. Fenugreek seeds, about 1/2 tsp. Mustard seeds, about 1/4-1/2 tsp. Dill seeds, about 1/8-14 tsp. Cayenne, about 1 tsp. Sugar, about 1 tsp. Apple cider vinegar. The spices are geared to your taste and can be adjusted up or down. What really makes it is the fresh bay leaf. I grew a Bay Leaf Tree. It was about 8 inches when I planted it. It has now grown to 6 feet (taller if I had let it).
I cooked the brisket in the crock pot until it was tender, about 5-6 hours. It tasted delicious and was good on sandwiches for leftovers. The defatted broth made a great consomme. Later, I discovered that I did not even need to use the juices from the vegetables and grain. I could just use water. The brisket cooked with water also makes a delicious consomme.