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  • Serves 6
  • 6 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients
July 22, 2021

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If you’re after a Corned Beef Recipe that has been tried, tested and tested again, this is it!

I grew up with my Brother and I both eagerly looking forward to Mum’s Corned Beef every couple of weeks.  She would slather it in a rich White Sauce.  Sometimes the sauce was cheesy and sometimes it had some finely chopped parsley stirred through.

Mum would usually make her Corned Beef Recipe in her Crock Pot (or slow cooker for those of you from anywhere but Australia). If she was in a rush though she would drag out her pressure cooker and get it going.  We used to stand in the kitchen and stare at that little stopper on the top of the pressure cooker – eyes wide expecting it to fly off in a burst of steam!

Nowadays, pressure cookers aren’t as dramatic. But they are incredibly effective at cutting cooking time in halves or even quarters. If you’re looking for a pressure cooker, they are now more likely to be called an ‘All in One’ Cooker.  We use and recommend the Tefal Cook4Me All in One Cooker.  Absolutely perfect for any Corned Beef Recipe as it retains all the flavour, the juiciness and gets the job done fast!

Our tips when creating the best Corned Beef Recipe …

  1. When looking for a cut of beef for this Corned Beef Recipe, look for a lovely pinky red piece of meat with no tough sinews running through the slab
  2. Buy a piece that is larger than you think you’ll need – the corned beef will tend to shrink a little when you cook
  3. Make a plan for the leftovers from this Corned Beef Recipe.  If you’re not careful everyone will pick (as it will be SO delicious) whereas you could create another whole meal.  We love Corned Beef Fritters for lunch, school lunches or a light dinner within the next few days.

Do you know who first developed a Corned Beef Recipe?

I always thought it was something quite Australian – from our bushman ancestors who no doubt would have appreciated a piece of salted beef in their swag. However according to Delish.com, when the first generation of Irish-Americans were in search of the comforting tastes of their homeland and they couldn’t afford pork or bacon, they turned to the cheapest cut of meat available at the time – beef brisket.

Given that New York City was a melting pot for immigrants from around the world, rather than boil the beef, the Irish adopted cooking methods from other cultures. Brining was a technique of the Eastern Europeans, which is a way of salt-curing meat. And the corn? Well, “corned” has nothing to do with corn but instead refers to the corn-sized salt crystals used during the brining process.

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Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1.5kg Piece of Corned Silverside (available at all supermarkets)
  • 2 Medium Brown Onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 Large Carrot, roughly chopped
  • 5 Bay Leaves, fresh or dried
  • 6 Garlic Cloves, peeled and halved
  • 10 Cloves
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 12 cup Vinegar (any vinegar will do but I like Malt Vinegar)
  • Salt & Pepper to Season

Method

  1. Remove the silverside from the plastic and rinse under cold water. Remove any obvious sinews or pieces of fat.
  2. Sit in the slow cooker and add enough water so that the meat is fully submerged. Add all the other ingredients.
  3. Cook on high for the first 2 hours then reduce the temperature to low and cook for another 4 to 6 hours.
  4. Half an hour before serving, remove the corned beef from the water and allow to rest covered in foil on a plate.
  5. Gently slice the corned beef into 1cm thick slices and serve with boiled vegetables and a rich white sauce.

  • I haven’t eaten corned beef in decades!

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  • I’m going to try this recipe tonight, I’ve never used the garlic before so It will taste different! Thanks.


    • Loved the flavors, I will be cooking it like this from now on! Thanks!

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  • We love a corn beef meal & the white parsley sauce is a must with it, mashed potato’s & beans completes this dinner!

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  • Such a great meal. Brilliant hot with white sauce and veggies and just as good cold in a sandwich

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  • I must be the one who never eat or cooked it

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  • A delicious meal for those Winter nights! Thanks!

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  • thanks for sharing – this looks yummy

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  • I love corned beef but haven’t had it for quite a while. I’m certainly going to try this next time.

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  • Yum a family fav!

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  • We loved corned beef. We actually had it last night, cooked in the slow cooker during the day. Served with potato, cabbage, cheese sauce (no white available), and carrots. With leftovers for tonight.


    • Cheesy mashed potato and sauce of choice is perfect with corned beef!

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  • I love corned beef for many reason; it is so easy to prepare and cook and tastes delicious. It is a budget friendly meat which right now is quite important for the food budget. It is a meat and meal that goes a long way and the corned beef is good in many left overs recipes too.

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  • This looks great for dinner.

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  • Yes! Good old fashioned favourite and the leftover meat is great for sandwiches or pizza!

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  • Yummm I loveeeeee corned beef!! It goes great with a white sauce & parsley!!

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  • Oh yum, haven’t had Corned Beef in sooooooo long!

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