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 type of dish 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 mentioned 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 flavor 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
8 Hours & 10 Minutes
- 1.5kg (3.3 lb) silverside (bottom round)
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 1 carrot, roughly chopped
- 10 peppercorns
- 6 cloves
- 2 bay leaves
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup malt vinegar
- Enough water to cover
- Place the onion, carrot, peppercorns, cloves, bay leaves and the brown sugar into the slow cooker.
- Add the silverside/bottom round on top of the onions and carrots.
- Add the malt vinegar and fill with water until you completely cover the silverside.
- Cook on low for 8 hours.
- Serve & Enjoy
- While you can cook vegetables in the poaching liquid, I wouldn’t recommend it. The vegetables will come out very soft and may have a bit of a vinegar taste to them. You’re better off cooking some sides in the oven or another slow cooker.
- 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 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 flavor to the overall dish. It’s entirely up to you if you want to eat these at the end or just merely 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 most slow cookers are fantastic for cooking beef, they are perfect for getting tender flavor-packed meat that will have you coming back for seconds. There are tons of dishes that you’re able to do such as a delicious beef goulash or even everyone’s favorite 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.
Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.