Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The Easiest Slow Cooked Corned Beef Silverside Ever

In Melbourne for the weekend with our son and his family the weather was cold and miserable - and a home cooked comfort food meal was called for. We decided on Corned Beef Silverside served hot with lashings of cheesy white sauce and a medley of hot winter vegetables - cauliflower, carrots and peas.

Cooking the meat in the slow cooker for several hours results in meat that literally falls apart with the touch of a fork - preparation time - 5 minutes! It surely is maximum flavour for minimum effort! This is the recipe that has evolved over years of cooking this tasty meal!

Because of the 5 minute preparation time this dish is fabulous if you are going out for the day and want to come home to a homely hot meal, or, alternatively if you want to spend a lazy day in your PJs reading by the fire rather than slaving over a hot stove! Any leftovers make wonderful sandwiches the next day - just add your favourite chutney or pickle. Yummm!

Slow Cooked Corned Beef Silverside

1.5kg piece of corned beef silverside
1 large onion, sliced
1 length of celery, cut into 4 pieces
1 carrot, peeled and cut into chunks
1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
3 bay leaves
2 cups low salt beef stock

Place the prepared vegetables in the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle the peppercorns over and add the bay leaves. Rinse the beef silverside under cold running water. Sit on the vegetables and pour the stock over. Put the lid on and cook on low for 8 hours or until meat falls apart when pulled gently with a fork.

Allow the meat to rest for 20 minutes prior to pulling apart for serving.



  1. we love this dish, reminds me of 'home', and my kids love it too.

    1. The aroma of this dish brings back for me wonderful childhood memories of growing up on the farm, and Mum simmering this on the stove top of the Aga stove for several hours. How we looked forward to our meal! I'm so glad your family enjoys it too!


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