Corned Beef Serving

Corned Beef Silverside

One of family’s all-time favourite dinner time meals is slow cooked corned beef silverside with a side of vegetables and white sauce.



It’s one of my favourites to make as well because all it involves is putting the beef and aromatic ingredients in the slow cooker and leaving it to cook on its own all day. Who could complain about that?

If you don’t have a slow cooker you could also cook this in a large pot on the stove. It will simmer away on the stove for about 1.5 – 2 hours depending on the size of your corned beef.

A corned beef usually goes for about $9.00 – $12.00* per kg and even a 1kg piece will feed our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids).

Another thing I love about this recipe is that the leftover beef can be quite versatile in its uses.

It can be reheated and eaten with more vegetables and rice or cooled, sliced and put in sandwiches or chopped up and put in a stir fry. Sometimes I dice up the leftover meat and put it in a batch of savoury muffins.

The best part is that I can be certain that my husband and kids will eat it.

I can’t attribute this to any other reason except for the fact that it tastes great. Protein is always a hit and miss with my kids, most of the time they leave it aside and just eat the side dishes.

Hopefully this recipe is as much a success with your family as it has been for mine.

*Prices obtained from local Australian supermarket websites and are correct at the time of writing.


Corned Beef Serving
Corned Beef Silverside
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Servings Prep Time
8 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
1.5 hours approx.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
1.5 hours approx.
Corned Beef Serving
Corned Beef Silverside
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
1.5 hours approx.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
1.5 hours approx.
Ingredients
  • 2 kgs Corned Beef Silverside
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1/4 cup White vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 10 Black peppercorns
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 large bay leaf or 2 small ones
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Unwrap your corned beef silverside and rinse it under cold water.
  2. Place the beef inside your slow cooker or a large pot on the stove.
  3. Pour white vinegar over the beef followed by brown sugar, spice powder and peppercorns.
  4. Cut onion in half, pierce each half with cloves and add to the slow cooker or pot.
  5. Add bay leaves and enough hot water to come right up the sides of the beef.
  6. Cover with lid and set slow cooker on low for approx. 6 – 8 hours or if you’re cooking this on the stove, cook on a gentle boil for up to 1.5 - 2 hours.
  7. When cooked, allow the beef to rest for about 10 minutes then trim off the fat and slice evenly. Discard the boiling liquid.
  8. Serve with vegetables and white sauce.
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