A recent visitor (thank you Jen) gave us a pickled beef. My instructions were to rinse the pickling spices off the meat, place in a pot of cold water, bring to a boil and let simmer for 5 hours. I have to admit I have never had homemade pickled meat and wasn't sure what to expect. Oh.My.God. It was amazing!! So tender and delicious. We made a version of Reuben sandwiches with it for lunch today. Jen will be sending me the recipe soon so if anybody is interested I'll pass it on.