3 lbs corned beef (note: Ranch Foods Direct corned beef comes pre-seasoned with traditional spices)
Place corned beef in a large pot (about 6-8 quarts). Cover with an inch of water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Let it simmer for about 3-4 hours or until you can flake it apart with a fork. Remove the beef from the pot and cut it across the grain. You can reserve the water from the beef for boiling your cabbage.