Definition of corned beef in English:

corned beef

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Pronunciation: /kɔːndˈbiːf


[mass noun]
  • 1British Beef preserved in brine, chopped and pressed and sold in tins.
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    • Cured meats like bacon, corned beef, ham and pastrami contain preservatives called nitrates that have been linked to stomach and colon cancers.
    • Meat was preserved in tins in the Napoleonic period and known as bœuf bouilli, the origin of the English description of corned beef as ‘bully beef’.
    • We had free school dinners and I loved spam fritters, sausage pie, stew, corned beef, or meat loaf, followed by pink custard and sponge.
  • 2North American Beef brisket cured in brine and boiled, typically served cold.
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    • I'd been in the middle of preparing one of our favourite meals: cauliflower cheese garnished with crispy bacon, served with sliced cold corned beef and good quality boiled potatoes.
    • Zone in on those oversized sandwiches built with hot corned beef or pastrami served on soft, sturdy, seedless rye.
    • This unctuous purée is good served with barbecued lamb cutlets and a green salad, or with cold corned beef or ham.

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