Slow cooked corned beef

A perfect dish for your slow cooker.
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For a 5 – 7 litre capacity slow cooker 


2kg corned silverside, fat remove 
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic
10 peppercorns
6 cloves
2 bay leaves
2 tabs brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 litre water



  • Place silverside into the slow cooker with water. Add remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low setting for 8 hours.
  • Remove corned beef from liquid, discard liquid.

Stove top cooking (alternative to slow cooker)

  • Place silverside in a large heavy based saucepan with water. Add remaining ingredients.
  • Place on a simmer burner or hob.
  • Select a medium temperature setting and bring to a gentle simmer then reduce temperature to the lowest possible setting.
  • Cover saucepan with a lid and cook for 3 hours.
  • Turn off heat and allow to stand for 1 hour.
  • Remove corned beef from liquid, discard liquid.

Serving suggestions

Serve with buttered potatoes, braised cabbage and parsley sauce.


  • Slice meat thinly.
  • Wrap unsliced portions in aluminium foil keep in refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Serve hot or cold, great on sandwiches with pickles and mustard.
  • Other flavours can be added during cooking such as star anise, cloves and ginger.


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