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Corned Beef Pickling Spice

Corned Beef Pickling Spice Recipe


  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 2 dried bay leaves, crushed
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 Tbs. mustard seeds
  • 2 Tbs. whole coriander seeds
  • 1 Tbs. mixed peppercorns
  • 2 tsp. whole allspice
  • 2 tsp. dill seeds
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes


In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cloves, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, allspice, dill seeds and red pepper flakes. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 year.

Add 2 Tablespoons to the water if simmering your corned beef or spread it over the top if you will be cooking it in the oven. Round out this delicious Irish meal with a side of boiled potatoes, cabbage, and carrots, horseradish sauce, and a basket of warm soda bread.

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