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CB&C - I blew it... what now?

Long story short, we had a bunch of people over on Saturday for wife's birthday and I tried to make CB&C for everyone using this recipe but I don't think I had the oven hot enough so the meat didn't tenderize in time... I've learned my lesson and will start much earlier next time and FTC but for now I'm left with a bunch of almost finished corned beef/potatoes/carrots/etc. and looking for suggestions.

Can I freeze the extra corned beef? Should I finish cooking it first? 

I'm definitely gonna take one of the cuts, trim it, rub with mustard/brown sugar, and roast until done and use for Reuben.


Frederick, MD - LBGE and some accessories

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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 3,427
    edited March 18
    Why did you use the oven? Did you still use the suggested 50 minutes/lb?

    I did one Saturday that was 3.7 lbs and it cooked for 4 hours.

    I wouldn't freeze the veggies, but you could the corned beef. Save the broth and freeze it. Cook fresh veggies in the broth whenever you decide to eat it
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  • oldgeezeystaxoldgeezeystax Posts: 272
    ColtsFan said:
    Why did you use the oven? Did you still use the suggested 50 minutes/lb?
    Used the oven because that's the only way I could accommodate everything, I bought disposable aluminum roasting pans. I got distracted entertaining and drinking so the timing is a bit fuzzy but i think i followed the 50 mins per pound but I only had the oven at 350 for most of the time and I don't think it was enough...



    I wouldn't freeze the veggies, but you could the corned beef. Save the broth and freeze it. Cook fresh veggies in the broth whenever you decide to eat it
    Yeah I was thinking I might make a portion tonight with the veggies and stuff and maybe put some in a crock pot to bring in for work then use the rest for Rubens and such or freeze.
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  • oldgeezeystaxoldgeezeystax Posts: 272
    Think I could cover one with pastrami seasoning and smoke in the egg?
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,840
    Think I could cover one with pastrami seasoning and smoke in the egg?
    corned beef ruebens are pretty tasty, most sandwich shops here carry both cb and pastrami for sandwiches and ruebens.  if you have a pressure cooker, 20/30 minutes will fix it
  • oldgeezeystaxoldgeezeystax Posts: 272


    It doesn't help the party people I didn't feed but I'm eating good
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  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,399
    Lemonade from lemons.  Well played.
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,919
    For the first cook, on something like brisket (corned beef) never go by time but go by tenderness and like Fish said steam is your friend.  

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