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Making corned venison is a rather simple process, and the resulting Reubens are the perfect mode of gastronomical transportation. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer

Open Season: Reuben venison sandwiches a culinary conglomerate

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For the longest time, I considered corned beef a "mystery meat," akin to bologna or summer sausage. Thinly sliced and neatly stacked behind glass deli counters, the scarlet-hued flesh seemed at home betwixt processed honey ham and smoked turkey breast.


So imagine my surprise when, as sometimes happens while surfing the Internet, I stumbled upon a reality-warping epiphany: corned beef can be made at home.

Cue the cartoon light bulb above my head.

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