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Corned Beef Novice...why so tough?

TokyoLane | Mar 6, 200805:11 PM

I made corned beef tonight, and it was completely inedible! This sparked debate in the house about following package directions. I did not follow directions, which called for simmering the beef in water for 60min per pound. As this was a 2.5 pound piece, the directions would have me simmer for 2hr 30min.

OK. I work outside the home, so I put the beef in a slow cooker (on low) at 8:30 in the morning, and took it out at 5pm. It cooked MUCH longer than the package directions suggested, but I figured that it would just get really, really tender with the extra time in the cooker. Obviously wrong. This corned beef was throw-it-out-tough. Throw it out we did.

What happened to my corned beef? (I need help, because I bought extra packages, as they were 'buy one, get one' at the store)

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