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Ethbay Nov 13, 2009 08:16 AM

Hi, Y'all,
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!

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  1. Zeldog Nov 13, 2009 04:36 PM

    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):

    http://lpoli.50webs.com/index_files/C...

    It won't be very pink, but it will be corned beef.

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      Ethbay Nov 18, 2009 07:11 AM

      Thanks, Zeldog. I really just need to invest in Morton's. Thanks so much for the link to the recipe! I'm assuming the nitra/ites help give it that pinkish color?

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