This slow cooker corned beef is a fantastic easy dish that is both affordable and incredibly tasty. It goes really well with some gravy and roasted vegetables.
The leftover beef can be sliced and used for sandwiches the next day. You should find that it will keep for up to about a week in a sealed container in the fridge.
This can also be referred to as a slow cooker silverside depending on where you live in the world. Despite the different name, they are the same dish.
There are plenty of side dishes that go well with this corned beef. If you have another slow cooker or crock pot lying around, then something like the cheesy hash brown casserole is a fantastic dish to try out. Another side dish that goes great with this is some cauliflower cheese! It requires a little bit of prep and cooking time but is totally worth it.
Personally, I love to have some crunchy roast potatoes and some gravy with this delicious beef. As I mention in the cooking tips below you can add vegetables to the slow cooker but I find that the vinegar often adds a bit of an odd flavour to them.
If you would like to see a super short and snappy video on how to make this corned beef recipe, then be sure to check out the one below.
Slow Cooker Corned Beef Recipe
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 carrot, roughly chopped
2 bay leaves
¼ cup brown sugar
½ Cup malt vinegar
Enough water to cover
Add the silverside/bottom round on top of the onions and carrots.
Add the malt vinegar and fill with water until the silverside is completely covered.
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve & Enjoy
If you have a smaller slow cooker or piece of meat, then you may need to use less fluid. If this is the case, you may want to reduce the amount of vinegar by half.
Silverside is typically affordable making it a great for when you’re running low on money.
Allowing the meat to cool will help stop the meat from falling apart if you’re trying to get thin slices.
Beef stock can be used instead of water but I find that water works just fine.
The carrot and onion can be left out but they do help add flavour to the overall dish. It’s completely up to you if you want to eat these at the end or just simply discard.
The nutritional information for this dish is a bit harder to estimate since you’re unlikely to be consuming the poaching liquid. With that said I have gone ahead and included it anyway but keep in mind these values will be slightly lower when it comes to eating just the beef.
As you may already know slow cookers are fantastic for cooking beef. There are tons of dishes that you’re able to do such as a delicious beef goulash or even everyone’s favourite beef chili. There is certainly something for everyone to try.
I hope that you enjoy this delicious slow cooker corned beef recipe. If you have any feedback, variations or tips that you would like to share then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.