Homemade Corned Beef - Dry Brine

10 mins (prep 10)
9 ingredients
1 servings
Adapted from Julia Child. I've been reading that many cooks have abandoned the dry brine method for a wet brine method. I have been using this recipe for several years and it always comes out delicious. Just be aware that the meat will be brown, not that reddish purple color sold in stores. Their color is from sodium nitrate which is not used here.

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Serving Size (5463.19 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 10839.45 Calories from Fat 7336.71
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 815.19g 1254.14%
Saturated Fat 258.29g 1291.45%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 2941.74mg 980.58%
Sodium 66303.81mg 2762.66%
Total Carbohydrate 15.9g 5.3%
Dietary Fiber 3.2 g 12.81%
Sugars 0.37 g %
Protein 800.13g 1600.25%
Vitamin A 1501.39IU% Vitamin C 1473.72mg%
Calcium 465.17mg% Iron 95.08mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
coarse salt, dried thyme