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Where to get Corned Beef?

GutGrease Mar 4, 2011 12:10 PM

I saw a Lund's advertisement for corned beef. I know that most grocery stores including Cub and Rainbow will have them. In general I've been fine with their offerings as I tend to believe that a good cook can make anything taste good. With that said, does anyone have a recommendation on a good corned beef that won't break the bank but is of good quality as well?

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    sandylc Mar 4, 2011 12:26 PM

    I assume you are going to cook it yourself; you are not looking for deli-sliced CB?

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      phimoez Mar 4, 2011 01:52 PM

      They have some affordable Corned Beef at Costco right now. I bought one last year and it was quite tasty.

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        tda Mar 7, 2011 03:55 AM

        Costco sells Vienna Corned Beef from Chicago. It's very good.

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          dalewest Mar 7, 2011 06:59 PM

          Cooked one of the costco corn beef briskets (a bit of 3#) in the pressure cooker yesterday for supper. Had left overs for lunch today today. It was quite tasty.

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        sporkgirl Mar 4, 2011 01:57 PM

        Try the Farm Direct Market at Heartland ... they had corned beef and cabbage made from local products that was outstanding and not that expensive. Russo is a genius with cabbage.

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          churchka Mar 6, 2011 01:34 PM

          I really like the Lunds Corned Beef. Bought one today.

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            GutGrease Mar 7, 2011 09:56 AM

            Yup, this is corned beef to cook myself.

            I bought a Lunds Corned Beef and will likely get a Cub/Rainbow one or two, but will definitely try to hit the Farm Direct Market at Heartland. Thanks for the suggestion.

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              parkermsp Mar 7, 2011 10:03 AM

              Trader Joe's sells great Corned Beef, for a great price, around this time of year. It is private-labeled.

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              spahkee Mar 8, 2011 03:42 AM

              I noticed Byerlys/Lunds are advertising a "kobe style beef" corned beef brisket. Has any one tried it? I wonder how different it is in taste/texture from the traditional corned beef....

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                steakhound Feb 27, 2013 02:31 PM

                I tried it when they first started carrying it. It was tender, but I did not feel it was "corned" enough for my taste.

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                  grad_girl_1 Feb 28, 2013 09:51 AM

                  We have had this a few times and greatly prefer it over the corned beef carried at Cub or Rainbow. It's very expensive so we always wait for it to go on sale, which it always does a week or two before 3/17.

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                  jdzahniser Mar 11, 2011 12:33 PM

                  Cecil's Deli on Cleveland in St. Paul probably your best bet. They have a restaurant which serves the sandwiches and a deli as well.

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                    sandylc Mar 12, 2011 07:17 PM

                    Whole foods has corned beef briskets without nitrites/nitrates for only $5.99/lb.

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                      parkermsp Mar 13, 2011 07:37 AM

                      TJ's corned beef is also without nitrates/trites and is one dollar less than Whole Foods, at $4.99/lb.

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