This has been a family staple since I was a little girl, this is a super easy version that results in tender fall apart meat. Enjoy my version of Slow Cooker Corned Beef Silverside.
Corned beef is best cooked in a long and slow way so a slow cooker is perfect for this – although you can now do it in an Instant Pot or multi cooker so I will include that instruction below too.
What is Corned Beef Silverside?
Corned Beef is a cut of beef called brisket, it is then taken through a long curing process using a salty brine, which used to be called ‘corning’. If you then cook it long and slow you can create a lovely tender meat. It should really fall apart as you begin to slice it!
It has a distinct pink colour which is caused as the curing process fixes the colour of the meat. So don’t fear that it has not been cooked well by the colour – you will know as it is lovely and tender – falling apart!
There are so many variations of making corned beef, everything from the basic version I share to using ginger ale, to adding vegetables and more! I like to keep things as simple as possible. My method still creates a lovely outcome and I always have these ingredients on hand.
Corned Beef is best cooked over a low heat for a long time, ideally between 7 & 9 hours, I would not recommend cooking on high in the slow cooker if you have the time to do it on low – however you can of course, the timing would be 4-6 hours on high.
All I have used is a little brown sugar, a splash of malt vinegar and topping up with water, almost to cover the meat. That is all! It takes very little time to prepare.
I always rinse the corned beef well before I add it to the slow cooker, this reduces the salt content of the final product. It is tradition for us to serve this with mashed potatoes, vegetables and a mustard sauce.
My husband is a big fan of corned beef sandwiches, so enjoying the cold meat the next day on fresh white bread – try it – its a delicacy!
If you enjoy using your slow cooker for main meals using different cuts of meat be sure to try these family favourites
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So onto the recipe for my version of Slow COoker Corned Beef Silverside
I hope you enjoy this one as much as we have over the years.
- 1.5kg Corned Beef Silverside
- 2 teaspoons Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Malt Vinegar
- Water to almost cover beef
- Rinse the corned beef well to remove all of the salty brine
- Add this beef to the slow cooker, then add the brown sugar, vinegar
- Pour over the water until it almost covers the meat
- Cover with the slow cooker lid and cook for 7-9 hours on LOW or 4-6 hours on HIGH until the meat is tender and easy to pull apart at the edges
- Carefully remove from the slow cooker onto a plate, leaving behind the liquid.
- Slice and serve
- Store leftovers in the fridge for delicious sandwiches the next day.
Multi Cooker - Instant Pot Corned Beef
Follow the same method as above, cover and turn to pressure cook - cook for 1 hour 45 minutes, allow the steam to escape through vent and carefully remove, serve.
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