Salt beef

Cooked with onion, bay leaves & peppercorns

Salt beef

Salt beef

Serves Serves 6 with leftovers
Time Cooks In3 hours
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 253 13%
  • Fat 10.6g 15%
  • Saturates 3.4g 17%
  • Sugars 0.2g 0%
  • Salt 3.6g 60%
  • Protein 39g 78%
  • Carbs 0.6g 0%
  • Fibre 0g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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  • 1.6 kg kosher brined beef brisket
  • 2 onions
  • 4 fresh bay leaves
  • 6 pink or black peppercorns
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  1. Place the brisket in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.
  2. Peel and quarter the onions, then add to the pan with the bay and peppercorns.
  3. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a low heat and simmer for 2 to 2 hours 30 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Carefully remove the brisket to a board, then slice up and serve warm with Yorkies and steamed greens.


Serve any leftover salt beef in bagels, with lashings of mustard and pickled cucumber – delicious!