I'm going to make corned beef and cabbage (and potatoes, carrots, onions and celery) for the first time tomorrow. I just bought a 3-pound corned beef and was surprised to find there was no spice packet included. The meat was packaged as corned beef brisket as opposed to just beef brisket, so I assume there has already been some kind of curing prior to packaging.
I have some garlic cloves, peppercorns and bay leaves in the house, but no allspice berries or cloves, etc.
Will I still get the traditional corned beef flavor Im after or do I need to get some additional spices?