Homemade slow cooker corned beef is not only an easy dish to make, but cooking it in a slow cooker saves cash as well. Cooking it low and slow, makes this a tasty and affordable dish. We used a salt beef silverside cut from Swaledale Butchers giving us thick slices to serve with our Sunday lunch and thinner slices for sandwiches.
This dish is popular on St Patrick’s Day, but really should be an all year round dish. Perfect with potatoes of all kinds be they boiled, Hasselback, roast or Greek style potatoes for something different.
Here are the ingredients for homemade slow cooker corned beef.
- salt beef silverside
- black peppercorns
- bay leaves
- malt vinegar
- brown sugar
See the recipe card for quantities.
How to make corned beef at home.
Place the onion, carrot, peppercorns, bay leaves and brown sugar into the slow cooker.
Add the silverside on top. Add the malt vinegar and fill with water until you completely cover the meat. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Slice and serve.
What is corned beef?
Sandwiches and corned beef hash are the first ones that spring to mind. Corned beef will keep in the fridge, in a sealed container for about a week.
What to do with leftover corned beef
Corned beef, also known as salt beef, is the name of a type of beef that has been treated. The corned name comes from the use of corns of salt.
Is corned beef healthy?
Corned beef contains proteins, fat, vitamins and minerals, however, it is high in sodium.
What part of the cow is corned beef from?
Corned beef is usually made from brisket or silverside. Both of these are tough meats so require a long cooking time. Brisket is from the breast area of the cow, and silverside is from the hind quarter, between the rump and the leg.
Homemade slow cooker corned beef recipe
homemade slow cooker corned beef recipe
- 1 slow cooker
- 1 knife
- 1 chopping board
- 1.5 kg silverside
- 1 onion roughly chopped
- 1 carrot roughly chopped
- 10 peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves
- 50 g brown sugar
- 100 ml malt vinegar
- water to cover
- Place the onion, carrot, peppercorns, bay leaves and brown sugar into the slow cooker.
- Add the silverside on top.
- Add the malt vinegar and fill with water until you completely cover the meat
- Cook on low for 8 hours.
Pin me for later