Corned beef can be found in 2 versions that is the pre-cooked version and the uncooked version. If you are interested in knowing where to find any of the stated versions simply check out the article below on where to find corned beef in grocery store. The article also highlights some of the most popular stores where you can buy corned beef so that you do not have to spend a lot of time searching for it.
Which section or aisle to find corned beef in grocery store
The first place to find corned beef in grocery store is at the meat section. You will find it in a vacuum sealed bag and it will be mixed with brine.
However, if you are looking for the canned version of corned beef then you can find it at the canned meats section of your grocery store that is if your grocery store has such a department or search for it at the canned foods aisle.
What grocery stores sell corned beef?
Walmart– you can buy corned beef at Walmart. They have the ready to cook version of corned beef as well as the pre-cooked version. If you do not know any Walmart store in your area you can always use their online store locater to find out which stores have corned beef.
Amazon– you can order corned beef on Amazon. You can also find different brands of corned beef thus you can always choose the one that you think is the best. The advantage of shopping on Amazon is that it is convenient, you can simply buy the corned beef from the comfort of your home.
Kroger– you can buy corned beef that is packed in vacuum sealed bags at the meat section at Kroger. They also have the canned version of corned beef which is ready to eat. Kroger has their own brand of corned beef.
Hannaford– if there is a Hannaford store in your area you can find corned beef there at the meat section.
Market basket– they sell corned beef in the meat section this will be the uncooked version.
Stop and shop– if there is a Stop and Shop supermarket in your area then you can always buy corned beef there in the meat section.
Target– corned beef can be found at Target you will normally come across the canned version which is pre-cooked.
Wegmans– you can find the corned beef brisket at the meat section in Wegmans. Furthermore they also sell the pre-cooked version which is sold in cans at the canned foods section.
H-E-B– you can buy corned beef slices or the corned beef brisket at H-E-B, simply check at the meat section.
King Soopers– corned beef is found at King Soopers and you are most likely to find the Flat cut corned beef brisket at the meat section. Also check for the canned version of corned beef.
Trader Joe’s– if there is a Trader Joe’s store in your area then you can buy their brands of corned beef. They have their own version of corned beef known as uncured corn beef which can be found at the meat section and they also have the canned version which is ready to eat.
Costco– you can buy pre-cooked corned beef brisket at Costco or you can opt for the ready to cook version.
Publix– if there is a Publix store in your area then you can buy the ready to cook version of corned beef at the meats section.
Safeway– at Safeway you can buy the corned beef brisket at the meat section of the grocery store.
How to store cooked corned beef
It is very normal to have leftover cooked corned beef and the best way is to store it in the freezer so as to extend its shelf life. Here are a few steps that you need to follow before storing the corned beef.
Start by making sure that the corned beef is now at room temperature but make sure that it has not been exposed at room temperature for more than 2 hours since it might now be infected by bacteria.
If you are storing the corned beef in in the refrigerator simply place it inside a shallow container. Wrap the container using aluminium foil or plastic wrap. This will help to prevent moisture from entering inside. If you would love to store the corned beef in the freezer then simply place it inside freezer bags or air tight containers. Label the containers with the date in which you are placing them inside the freezer so that you can keep track of when they are most likely to turn bad.
Place the wrapped corned beef either in the refrigerator or the freezer. Corned beef that has been stored in the refrigerator can last for up to 3 or 4 days but the cooked corn beef that is stored in the freezer can last for up to 3 months.
How to reheat frozen cooked corned beef
The first step to take when you are planning on eating corned beef that has been in the refrigerator is to thaw it. You can either thaw it overnight in the refrigerator to prevent unwanted bacteria from building up or you can thaw it in the microwave. The next step is to reheat the corned beef until it reaches a temperature of 165F. You can reheat it on the stove or the microwave depending on your preference. Always serve the corned beef while hot to avoid incidences of food poisoning.
Signs that cooked corned beef has turned bad
Although the shelf life of corned beef can be extended by storing it in the freezer sometimes it can still turn bad. The first sign to take note of is the smell of your corned beef. If it has turned bad it will have an unpleasant odour. Furthermore, the corned beef will have a slimy consistency to it and also the colour of the corned beef changes. If you notice any of these signs on your corned beef then it is definitely time to throw it away as it can lead to sickness.