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Brazilian Feijoada

A traditional Brazilian bean and meat stew that uses salt beef, or ‘carne salgada’. Recipes will vary between families across Brazil, Portugal and other regions. Ingredients 500g  Hensons Famous Salt Beef 250g pork shoulder 500g […]

Colombian Pusundao

This traditional Colombian dish is often served with sliced boiled egg on top. You can also serve with rice, avocado and hot sauce on the side. Ingredients 500g Hensons Famous Salt Beef 16 pieces of […]

Rise and Shine With Salt Beef Hash

Replacing corned beef with Hensons Famous Salt Beef for a breakfast hash takes this morning treat from good to great.   Ingredients 800g peeled potatoes cut to large roast potato size 2 medium onions peeled and […]

Salt beef is beef that has been preserved by pickling or curing in a salted brine. Curing changes the texture of meat, tenderising cuts and creating the distinctive tastes we love. That’s why despite having […]

Salt beef is well known as a deli meat piled inside famous sandwiches, like the Reuben. Some of the best delis and salt beef bars are found in New York City and London. When Jewish […]

Salt Beef


Expert catering butcher and wholesaler, Hensons has been trading from the heart of the capital for over 100 years with salt beef as one of its most popular products. In the early 20th century, the […]

Hensons Famous Salt Beef is now available to chefs nationwide. This traditional British delicacy can be ordered from a growing list of distributors – from the south east to Scotland and offshore in Jersey. It […]

Time Out magazine readers voted Beigel Bake’s salt beef bagel – made with Hensons Famous Salt Beef – the capital’s number one dish. Hensons has supplied 24-hour Beigel Bake in Shoreditch for over 20 years. […]

In the 1970s Hensons developed a new brine mixture for curing salt beef,  throwing out high-sodium ingredients including explosive saltpetre – the stuff that makes fireworks go bang. Hensons’ top secret cure is a low-sodium […]

Reuben sandwich

Reuben, we love you

Reuben vs Rachel? These two classic sandwiches originate from the US. Both sandwiches include salt beef, swiss cheese and Russian dressing.The Reuben is served on dark rye bread with sauerkraut while the Rachel is served […]

Hensons Famous Salt Beef is a favourite choice of some of the UK’s highest profile chefs – Raymond Blanc, Heston Blumenthal, Marcus Wareing and Eric Chavot. The 20-restaurant group Brasserie Blanc served Hensons Famous Salt […]