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Slow cooked corned beef recipe

The perfect dish for your slow cooker

slow cooked corned beef on plate with veggies recipe lead

Are you pushed for time when it comes to preparing dinner? If you've recently purchased a slow cooker, you would be well aware of it's time-saving benefits. If you're looking for some inspiration on ways to use your slow cooker, here is the perfect recipe. With a small amount of preparation in the morning, you can come home to a deliciously hearty home-cooked corned beef that the whole family will be sure to enjoy.

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 and tips

  • 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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