Meat Curing –
Deli Style Corned Beef

Enjoy delicious deli-style corned beef without the additives when you make it yourself with Morton® Tender Quick® mix, sugar, and spices.

  • One beef brisket, 4-6 lbs
  • 5 tablespoons Morton® Tender Quick® mix
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Trim surface of fat from brisket.
  2. In a small bowl, mix Morton® Tender Quick® mix, remaining ingredients and spices.
  3. Rub mixture into all sides of brisket.
  4. Place brisket in “food grade” plastic bag and tie end securely. Refrigerate and allow to cure 5 days per inch of meat thickness.
  5. When ready to cook, place brisket in Dutch oven. Add water to cover. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer until tender, about 3-4 hours.