In the weeks leading up to St. Patrick's Day, prepare yourself with loads of your favorite canned corned beef. Here are our top three favorites, in good-better-best order.
1. Key Food Quality Corned Beef With Natural Juices
This corned beef is specific to Key Food supermarkets, making it a little harder to get your hands on if you're not near one of their stores. It is also the leanest of the canned corned beef options, so if you prefer a fattier one, the next two brands are for you. That said, it's still dark, juicy, and Spam-y—all good things.
2. Libby's Corned Beef
Yes, this is the same Libby's that makes the iconic pumpkin pie purée. The Chicago-based brand bills this product as "healthy," though it's suuuper high salt content might convince you otherwise. Keep in mind, though, that salt is essential to the Corned Beef Experience™: the more the better.
3. Hormel Premium Quality Corned Beef
Hormel is a historic brand for a reason—they're canned meat aficionados and corned beef is no exception. This stuff is the thickest, meatiest, and yet, somehow, lightest of the three. Stock up!