Tjälknöl: Swedish Roasted & Brined Beef

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So what is Tjälknöl? It’s a Swedish recipe for Roasted & Brined Beef – think Corned beef, but in reverse! Roast your beef, then brine it!




  1. Preheat your oven to 210F. Place a wire rack inside a roasting pan and place the frozen beef roast on the wire rack.
  2. Cook the beef for 7 – 10 hours, until the desired internal temperature is reached. Begin to check the internal temperature of the beef with a digital meat thermometer after 7 hours.
  3. While the beef is cooking, make your brine. Add two cups of room temperature water and all other ingredients to a saucepan. Warm until the honey has dissolved. Add the cold water to the warm water to cool it down. Refrigerate until needed later.
  4. Remove the meat when the beef reaches a suitable internal temperature, using these rough guidelines: rare = 140F, medium = 150F, well done is 160F.
  5. Add the beef to a freezer bag and pour over the brine. Make sure the beef is covered evenly by the brine. Refrigerate the beef in the brine for 5 hours – if it is not evenly covered by the brine, just make sure to rotate it a few times as it brines.
  6. Remove the beef from the brine and pat it dry. You can serve it immediately, or cover and refrigerate it now for slicing later.