American Wagyu Black™ Grade

Corned Beef Brisket

American Wagyu Black™ Grade

Corned Beef Brisket


Snake River Farms corned beef is an elevated version of the this St. Patrick's Day favorite. The rich marbling of American Wagyu beef turns what is often a commodity item into a true delicacy perfect for a memorable meal any time of year.

Average weight: 2.5 lbs.

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Corned beef is the star of every St. Patrick’s Day dinner.

Snake River Farms corned beef is an elevated version of those familiar flavors for those looking to update their traditional corned beef recipe. The rich marbling of American Wagyu beef turns this commodity item into a true delicacy.

Average Weight: 2.5 lbs.

What Is Corned Beef?

Corned beef gets its name from the large-grain salt traditionally used to brine it, which in Old English were called “corns.” So, what is corned beef exactly? It’s a brisket that’s cured in a salty brine with some pickling spices for at least five days.

The Snake River Farms corned beef brisket is made with our signature recipe of seasonings and spices for a savory and mouthwatering flavor. The key ingredient to this upscale comfort food is our beautifully marbled, exceptionally juicy American Wagyu beef brisket flat.

How to Make Corned Beef:

  • Try preparing our corned beef in your smoker for additional savory flavors.
  • Each corned beef weighs approximately 2.5 lbs. and is a perfect main course for your St. Patrick’s Day feast, as well as a welcome and delicious entrée any time of year.
  • American Wagyu corned beef also makes the most delicious Reuben sandwiches you've ever tasted. 


Beef Grading 101

This steak is American Wagyu Black Grade, rated 6 to 8 on the Japanese Beef Marbling Score (BMS)

Beef sold in the U.S. is graded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). There are eight total grades and the top grade is USDA Prime.

All Snake River Farms American Wagyu beef grades above Prime. Special breeds of cattle like Japanese Wagyu are capable of producing marbling beyond their American counterparts. To grade this high level of marbling, we adopted the Japanese Beef Marbling Score.

Using BMS, beef marbling is measured on a scale from 1 to 12, with a 1 being Select beef and a 12 being the highest level of marbling possible.

BMS 4 to 5     USDA Prime

BMS 6 to 8     SRF Black Grade

BMS 9+           SRF Gold Grade




The corned beef is sourced from the brisket, one of the major beef primals. Specifically, this cut is from the briskt flat or the deep pectoral muscle. 

Fast fact: Corned beef get its name from the rock salt that is traditionally used in the curing process. These grains are known as "corns." 

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Corned Beef Brisket