1. Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Off color -brown- in my corned beef - good, bad, or ugly?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by WaterRat, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. WaterRat

    WaterRat Smoking Fanatic

    Hey All, I'm not overly concerned but when prepping my store bought corned beef to make pastrami, I noticed this ugly brown coloring on one of the brisket points. Since it's very thin ribs of meat where the off color is I'm guessing it is just oxidation but your thoughts? Didn't smell bad.

  2. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    It could be from nitrates.

  3. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    You see that a lot on briskets.
    I usually just cut it off, but I'm sure it's OK to eat.
  4. WaterRat

    WaterRat Smoking Fanatic

    Cool, turned out pretty good ;)

    Attached Files: