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    Hi, most CW sites tout corned beef as bad for health due to high amounts of cholesterol, fat and salt. But how does that fare with us PB'ers? We brits eat tons of it year round. I particularly like it as hash with eggs. But is too much a bad thing?
    Would be grateful for your wisdom!

    Thanks

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  • #2
    I treat it like most processed meats - I see what is in it and eat it sparingly. Check the label (if canned) or ingredients (if from a deli) to see if anything is added and how much processing is done. Then go from there - the more junk added the more you should avoid it. I tend to eat processed meats sparingly due to the amount of sodium in them. I add enough salt to my own cooking that I do not need more from processed foods.

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    • #3
      Can't be that bad, it's just meat and salt. I bet you'd get more salt by eating a seafood type diet anyway, which definitely isn't frowned upon as far as I'm aware.

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      • #4
        My local grocery store makes their own corned beef and basically use the same pickling spices I would. Now I don't eat any other kind of corned beef. It is easy to slice it after it is cooked and chilled so you can use it as a lunch meat or in hashes. Many butcher shops make it during March but some have it year round. Like anything premade, check the ingredients and decide accordingly.

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        • #5
          Make your own

          Homemade Corned Beef | Simply Recipes

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          • #6
            Check the labels and everything in moderation i guess ( except bacon) Love the look of that home made recipe though. Might give that a go.
            Thanks for the advice!

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            • #7
              Me and the kids love it, although the wife isn't that fussed.

              Pop it in the slow cooker overnight and have it for breakfast as a replacement for bacon....
              Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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              • #8
                Corned beef hash is my go to canned food as late.

                M.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lynna View Post
                  I agree. Make some kraut to go with it.

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                  • #10
                    It's pretty easy to make it so you can control the ingredients. Chop it up with some potato for hash, and put a couple of fried eggs on top. Delish.
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                    • #11
                      I would definitely avoid the commercial type which is "tenderized" by injection with papain. It has the texture of baloney.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by vh67 View Post
                        My local grocery store makes their own corned beef and basically use the same pickling spices I would. Now I don't eat any other kind of corned beef. It is easy to slice it after it is cooked and chilled so you can use it as a lunch meat or in hashes. Many butcher shops make it during March but some have it year round. Like anything premade, check the ingredients and decide accordingly.
                        Which grocery are you getting it from? Would like to find a good source.

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                        • #13
                          Due to this topic, I had to go buy some, my corned beef is on the stove right now.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by calee View Post
                            Which grocery are you getting it from? Would like to find a good source.
                            I get mine from Lunardis, which is local to the Bay Area. Lunardis has great meat but it is a little pricy. Whole Foods makes their own too but only in late February/March, before St Patricks Day. I got it from both the Sacramento and Lafayette stores. I am going to try and make my own after reading that recipe on the first page.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by vh67 View Post
                              I get mine from Lunardis, which is local to the Bay Area. Lunardis has great meat but it is a little pricy. Whole Foods makes their own too but only in late February/March, before St Patricks Day. I got it from both the Sacramento and Lafayette stores. I am going to try and make my own after reading that recipe on the first page.
                              Thanks! I'll remember that if I see a Lunardis or else I'll wait for Whole Foods.

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