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What’s the cut of corned beef to buy?

When buying corned beef, there are several different cuts to choose from. Brisket is a popular cut, which is usually sold as a flat cut or point cut. Flat cut features a thicker layer of fat, while point cut features a thinner layer of fat.

Another cut is the flat-half cut, also known as the eye-round cut. This cut comes from the hindquarters and is leaner than the other cuts. The chuck cut comes from the shoulder area, has a bit more fat, and is ideal for a slow cooker.

Lastly, the short plate cut is the least common, but provides more marbling, which adds flavor.