Costco Corned Beef Round, Spice Packet Included


Costco sells this Corned Beef for $3.69 / pound. Scroll down for photos. This is one of the pre-packaged meats that is actually a smaller item. It’s only about a 3 pound brisket. This would be perfect for a family of 4 with little to no leftovers. It may even be on the small side depending on the size of your eaters. I’ve cooked this corned beef before & it’s great. It’s simple & comes with the spice packet included. There are 3 different ways to cook it on the package (Directions below). I prefer the slow cooker method because it’s the simplest & I feel comfortable leaving the house. I don’t like to leave the house when the oven is on. With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner, make sure to put this on your list. Here are a few more details about this Costco Corned Beef……..

  • Brand: Shenson: Premium Butcher’s Cut
  • USDA Choice Beef Brisket
  • Spice Packet Included
  • Gluten Free
  • No MSG Added
  • Contains up to a 20% solution of: Water, Salt, Sodium Phosphates, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrate, Flavorings

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Costco Shenson Corned Beef Round


Like I said, this is so simple in the slow cooker. If you get it on between 8 – 9 in the morning, it’ll be perfect by 6 pm. After about 10 hours, it really falls apart too. This is a smaller package so it stores well in the freezer if you don’t want to cook it immediately. It’s also one of the least expensive meat items at Costco. You can see each cut is only about $10 – $12. If you’re single or only cooking for 2, this would be a great meal to have with leftover corned beef sandwiches the next day. Make sure to check out these HIGHLY RATED slow cookers (It may be time to upgrade to a programmable one! Check out the “COOK & CARRY”. Cook it at home & transport it)………

Price: $3.69 / pound, Item Number: 15277

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54 thoughts on “Costco Corned Beef Round, Spice Packet Included

  1. Bought two of these from Costco. I was leery because it wasn’t the normal brand I’m used to and buy from Costco. Which is Bill Bailey. All I can say is, HUGE disappointment. It literally was so salty I almost gagged. And the texture was rubbery and weird. Yuck. So mad my local Costco went with this brand instead of my usual. Why change a good thing?!! Never will buy this brand again.

  2. In 50 years of cooking and many corned beef briskets, my husband picked up this brand. It did not look like any corned beef I’ve ever made. Looked like a big piece of Spam out of the van and tasted like it too. In fact, less taste than Spam, but same texture. Guess I prefer mine on the ‘stringy’ side. Will be asking Costco for a refund!!!

    1. Sorry to hear about the bad experience. Guess this was a swing and a miss for Costco. I feel like I’m the only one who enjoyed it

  3. We had this corned beef last night. Everyone raved how tender and tasty this was. I’m confused with some of the comments! I hope Costco will continue selling this brand. I did use my own pickling spice. But again it was delicious!

  4. First time I’m cooking this brand of corned beef from Costco. Kind of leery after reading comments of pros/cons. Regardless, following cooking directions is my concern, especially with different company. I was frustrated by the small printing, on a dark background. Couldn’t see it on first try. Had to use magnifying glass to enlarge. A larger print would have sufficed and using white ink. That was my first encounter with this brand. I think the dark label made it difficult.

      1. Sorry. You should be able to click on the photo & zoom in a little bit. Next time I’ll try to get a better photo.

  5. Cooked one all day yesterday. It was fantastic!!! As i know brisket contains a great deal of fat, prior years and briskets have always seem to more fat than meat. this brand was perfect in ratio. We did cook it with both carrots and rutabaga which helps to draw out and soak up some of the curing/salt solution.

    No complaints here

    1. Awesome! Glad to hear! I felt like I was going crazy with all the negative comments about this product. Thanks for sharing

  6. All corned beef isn’t brisket. This corned beef isn’t from the brisket (front of the steer), it’s from the round (back end of the steer). Round is much more lean than brisket, but can have less flavor and be more dry. Some people like extra lean and firm CB from round; brisket CB is more traditional.

  7. I cooked it in the slow cooker it turned out really tender But it had no corned beef flavor at all but had no shortage of salt should have been called a salt lick
    It Was The Worst Corned Beef I Have Ever Cooked in 60 years

    1. Sorry to hear about that Edward. I think I may be the only person that actually enjoyed it. Take that with a grain of salt……or a pound if you ask others =). Costco has the Wagyu Corned Beef this year, so I might have to try that out

    2. I agree! I just had the corned beef from Costco. Prior brand they used to have always turned out great the new brand Shenson had no corned beef flavor and texture was like processed meat. Extremely disappointed.

      1. Thanks for sharing Charles. Sorry you had a bad experience. You’re not alone. I feel like I’m the only one that enjoyed it.

      1. Interesting. Maybe that’s where all these bad reviews are coming from. Too much variation in the product. Thanks for the comment

  8. I am surprised to see the comments about this being too salty. Mine had no flavor at all and was grainy and just plain gross! I have made hundreds of corned beef in my life so it isn’t from a lack of experience. I bought six of them at around St. Patrick’s Day 2021 because it was a good price and I love corned beef but this brand was absolutely terrible! And to another reviewers point, round cut is not the right cut for corned beef anyway, it should be flat cut at the very least.

    1. Sorry to hear about that David! Sounds like a few people had your experience. I just can’t say the same. I thoroughly enjoyed mine, although I am not a great judge because I do like almost everything. Maybe they were different batches since products tend to change over time. Anyways, thanks for chiming in. Sorry for the bad experience.

  9. My Shenson Corned beef was tender, but WAY too salty! I rinsed it several times, then baked it in the oven with 1/4” of water and covered with foil. Happy to hear Costco will give me a refund!

    1. Ya. Maybe they over salted it this year. Ours was VERY tender, but it was definitely too salty. I was drinking water all night long

      1. No, I bought it once at Costco years ago and it was SOOOO salty it was almost uneatable. Never bought it there again. Surprised they haven’t corrected that after all these years.

  10. million way to cook a corn brisket and it is a brisket round which means the flat part. If you want the point it’s fatter but I think this is the flat part of the brisket. 204 internal temp and finish off covered up in a tent with fluid. I will be cooking one and will reply back

    1. Thanks for the suggestions Jay. I just followed the directions on the pack & it came out great! Please let me know how yours turns out….

    2. Made my corn beef and it was fricken good!! first soak it for 8 hrs, yes 8 hrs. The first 4 hours change the water and keep ice in it and then let it sit in fridge for the remainder 4 hrs. Then slow cook it on low for 10 to 12 hrs until it hits 206. Just add water in slow cooker unless you love salt you can add broth. It was excellent and I went back and bought 12 more of them, they even had 6 bucks off a bag. I plan on trying a dry rub for pastrami but I will still soak it first and then dry it out and then dry rub and smoke it. Slow on low and soak soak soak. Don’t worry about the soak, it don’t hurt the flavor.

      1. Thank a lot for the tip Jay! The soaking and changing water must have removed some of the salt. Myself and others found it to be slightly salty this year, so that must have helped. It was tasty though! Thanks for the tops on how you cooked it. That’s always appreciated. Low & slow….the way to go! Let me know how the dry rub turns out. I always love using a smoker, so I can only image it’ll be tasty!

    3. I have a question, I left a bag of corn beef in its original packaging on the floor of my garage by accident. the temp was in the 50s and it was out for 18 hrs. it still was red and looked like I just bought it. Does anyone think its still ok to cook?

      1. I’m pretty risky when it comes to food. I usually don’t bother with the expiration dates on items. I usually go by smell or feel. If it was me, I would give it a shot. If you open the bag and it doesn’t smell “off” I would go for it. It’s got to get cooked to 200 anyways, so it’s not like it’s going to be medium rare. Up to you though. Based on you’re comment above, I’m going to assume you cooked it & it turned out great!

  11. Want you to be aware of how terrible the Shenson brand corned beef round tastes … we felt it was not much better than dry sawdust. This is the first time I have felt compelled to write a complaint to Costco.

    1. why dont you say how you made it to add why it was so Bad. I just bought one so now I hope its good. For one thing I soak mine for 8 hours first in cold water changinging it every 2 hours

    2. Sorry to hear. How did you cook it? Ours came out great. As mentioned below, I found it to be a touch salty, but I am a little sensitive to that, so it could just be me. Ours was tender & fell apart. Even better the next day for sandwiches. Sorry you had a bad experience

    3. I could not agree with you more! This is the worst corned beef I have every had! It was oddly grainy and tasteless. Literally like sawdust is right and the flavor wasn’t any better than the weird texture!

  12. Pack said spices included. Guess what? Still looking for it. Went to several stores to buy pickling spice, NONE. Had to freeze the corn beef ( From Shenson) Paid 15.17. Never again.

    1. You didn’t find a spice packet inside the bag? That seems odd. Any chance you accidentally threw it out?

    1. No, not interchangeable. Better. It doesn’t say brisket. It says “Corned Beef Round.” Just the way I like it. More tender and not as stringey.

    2. I’ll have to change my wording Pat. My apologies. I am not caught up on all the different cuts of meat. I just know it tastes good =)

  13. What exactly is in the spice packet? My husband has a lot of seed/seed oil allergies so it would be nice if the full ingredient list was listed on the package.

    1. The only ingredient list I could find was “Contains up to a 20% solution of: Water, Salt, Sodium Phosphates, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrate, Flavorings”. If I were to guess, it probably has the standard spices….Coriander, Peppercorns, Mustard Seeds, Anise, Bay Leaves, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes. But that would just be guessing. Hope that helps

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