Need Help with Sugar Cure!
I've been a fan for a few years and finally found something I need help with! I am making a corned beef brisket and need help with a possible substitute for sugar cure. Typically, I would use the cure with a couple other ingredients and cure the meat for about 5 days, but I can't find any Morton's Sugar Cure. Time is of the essence, so let's assume I cannot obtain Morton's Sugar Cure. Is there anything I can use instead? I'm already using Penzey's.
Thanks in advance!
Morton's sugar cure contains nitrates and nitrites, so you will have a hard time finding a substitute. But you can make corned beef with just salt and sugar. Try this recipe and leave out the cure #1 (nitrite):
It won't be very pink, but it will be corned beef.