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Imitation Corned Beef -- And Consomme
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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:

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Entree

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  • 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
How to make it:

    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.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Black Bean1 B N A A A A N N
Dill  N N N N N N N N
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,3 A N N B A N N N
Kamut2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N A A A A N N
Mustard (wheat-free, vinegar-f...1 N N N N N N N N
Beef1 A A A A N N B B
Bay Leaf1 N N N B N N N B
Sugar (Brown/White)  N A N A N A N A
Coriander  N N N N N N N N
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...  A A A A N N N N
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 N N N N N N N A
[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Aug 20, 2010 at 01:25 PM By: Lola