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Canned corned beef?

Answered on April 29, 2015
Created February 16, 2012 at 5:07 PM

What say you? Convenient single serving meat bomb, or canned pestilence?

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PS. There is no actual corn in "corned" beef.

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on April 05, 2012
at 03:42 AM

Good luck finding it for 2 bux. It's at least 3.99.

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(1811)

on March 29, 2012
at 08:44 PM

It says so on the tin...

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on March 19, 2012
at 10:41 PM

Efaitch, how do you know so much about where the beef comes from? Just curious.

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on February 19, 2012
at 12:20 AM

For sure. I'm of the Kurt Harris train of thought; it's not about paleolithic food reenactment. As far as I'm concerned, if it's at least 80% consistent with evolution, it'll do in a pinch. I'm hardly considering living off this shit, but if it'll do for a quick fix in a pinch and is better than Kraft Dinner or a pile of frozen waffles, it shouldn't be completely out of the playbook.

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(2053)

on February 16, 2012
at 10:20 PM

This sounds awesome.

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on February 16, 2012
at 06:35 PM

I think the sugar is used in the "Corning" process. It's similar to the way bacon is cured.

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on February 16, 2012
at 06:34 PM

The corn in corned beef is referring to the salt/sugar.

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on February 16, 2012
at 05:44 PM

Yeah, the sugar seems to be pretty hit or miss depending on brand. The one I looked at at the store had 0.5g of sugar per 56g serving, so it's hardly a big hit.

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on February 16, 2012
at 05:28 PM

To help with those answering. Here are the typical ingredients (at least for the UK products): Cooked Beef, Beef, Salt, Sugar, Preservative (Sodium Nitrite).

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C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

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on February 16, 2012
at 06:40 PM

I think we need to clarify that most British beef is a LOT different to American beef firstly...

Cheap corned beef is usually from South America which (iirc)are grassfed. However, Brazilian beef has an ethical implication (rainforest etc.). So, in the grand scheme of things...

Asda Smartprice corned beef is Brazilian beef, so it's grassfed, but not necessarily the most ethically sourced beef.

And FWIW, their really is no sugar or salt in the end product (1% or something).

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on March 19, 2012
at 10:41 PM

Efaitch, how do you know so much about where the beef comes from? Just curious.

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(1811)

on March 29, 2012
at 08:44 PM

It says so on the tin...

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on February 16, 2012
at 05:46 PM

Sugar is a normal ingredient in the brine used to "corn" beef.

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons saltpeter
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into several pieces
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 8 whole allspice berries
  • 12 whole juniper berries
  • 2 bay leaves, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 pounds ice
  • 1 (4 to 5 pound) beef brisket, trimmed

Corning your own is pretty easy, if time-consuming. I usually make a corned beef brisket at least a couple of times a year, and we enjoy having it sliced for leftovers for a goodly bit. However, with the exception of not knowing what kind of beef was used for the corning (it seems fatty to me, since the brisket used for corned beef is usually a lot more lean that what's in the cans), it's not a bad choice. Just stay away from the "Corned Beef Hash" -- those usually have a lot of other things that may not be so desirable for some -- including really nasty little chunks of potatoes of questionable origin.

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on February 16, 2012
at 10:20 PM

This sounds awesome.

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on April 29, 2015
at 11:41 PM

Rodabaugh bros. Grass fed canned beef. rbgrassfedbeef. com It is USDA certified grass fed, free range, antibiotic and hormone free. Two ingredients beef chuck roast and sea salt. 5 year shelf life and fully cooked. Great for a quick healthy meal or to take camping or hiking. I recommend for the convenience and the great flavor

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on April 05, 2012
at 03:44 AM

How is corned beef any worse than bacon? Roughly same ingredients. Bef vs. pork. The only other difference is it comes in a can vs. being packaged. If bacon is ok with you, then corned beef is kosher, too.

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on February 19, 2012
at 09:33 AM

Food to stock up on for a Zombie Apocalypse... thats about it for me.

FWIW among the fattest people in the World are Tongans and they love there SPAM and canned corn beef, whole aisles of the supermarket are dedicated to it. canned-corned-beef?

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on February 16, 2012
at 09:56 PM

I always feel crappy after eating excessive canned corned beef or SPAM (more than 1/3 of a can, say). Since there is very little in the way of untoward ingredients, I conclude that it's the nitrite.

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on February 16, 2012
at 06:04 PM

I would say it's better than stopping for a bagel or something. I wouldn't eat it every day. But hey.

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on April 04, 2012
at 08:11 PM

Love canned corned beef. My girlfriend thinks I'm some kind of abomination, but of all processed meats I find this stuff the most satisfying. Of course I would take some good steak over it, if only they sold "good steak" for two bucks a can.

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on April 05, 2012
at 03:42 AM

Good luck finding it for 2 bux. It's at least 3.99.

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on February 19, 2012
at 08:28 AM

I love corned beef - I always keep a few tins in my store cupboard - specifically to make "Red Flannel Hash" (thank you, Sophie Grigson!).

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/red_flannel_hash/

Easy, very wide nutrition base, and super delicious.

A fried egg on top finishes it off wonderfully!

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on February 16, 2012
at 09:35 PM

corned beef and cabbage. Oh yeah, it's good stuff...taste wise.

But as already stated, it's better than a bagel...but probably not the best for everyday. We do eat it about once a month or so. In my "long term storage" pantry, I've believe in keeping a lot of it on hand just in case. Along with canned chicken, canned pork, canned bacon, other canned beef, canned tuna, A wide variety of canned green veggies, some canned potatoes (along with dehydrated)...

Yeah, some are going to say, "preserved is not paleo"... nope...it's not, but the basic menu can stay the same from a can and if a SHTF day comes...those of us with cans will eat and the "paleo purists" will starve.

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on February 19, 2012
at 12:20 AM

For sure. I'm of the Kurt Harris train of thought; it's not about paleolithic food reenactment. As far as I'm concerned, if it's at least 80% consistent with evolution, it'll do in a pinch. I'm hardly considering living off this shit, but if it'll do for a quick fix in a pinch and is better than Kraft Dinner or a pile of frozen waffles, it shouldn't be completely out of the playbook.

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on February 16, 2012
at 05:37 PM

Mmmmm corned beef and cabbage. Normal corned (grass-fed) beef is fine, right?

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on February 16, 2012
at 05:32 PM

Barring an ingredient list and source of the beef, I'm leaning towards Pestilence in a Can.

Edit: Saw the ingredient list. Not bad considering it's from a can; I'm curious as to why the sugar is in there though. Maybe if I was desperate...

Bd496c213379272a040e2bdd8f8f66bc

(23)

on February 16, 2012
at 05:44 PM

Yeah, the sugar seems to be pretty hit or miss depending on brand. The one I looked at at the store had 0.5g of sugar per 56g serving, so it's hardly a big hit.

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(1811)

on February 16, 2012
at 06:35 PM

I think the sugar is used in the "Corning" process. It's similar to the way bacon is cured.

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