Slow Cooker Corned Beef

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg piece of corned silverside
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced lengthways
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon malt vinegar
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns

Method

Rinse the corned beef  under cold running water.
Place the corned beef into the slow cooker and arrange onion, carrots and bay leaf around.
Sprinkle over brown sugar, vinegar, cloves and peppercorns.  Cover with cold water and cook on low for 7-9 hours or high for 4-6 hours, until meat is tender.

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17 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Corned Beef

  1. Hi there, the recipe says “cover with cold water” is that correct? As it is in the slow cooker I presumed it would need hardly any water.
    Kind Regards, Lizzy

    • Hi Lizzy,
      Yes cover with water is correct. The slow cooker slowly simmers and cooks it. The water keeps it tender. Would be like leather without water!!

    • Enough water to cover the corned beef Angela; hard to say how much as they come in all shapes and sizes so just keep the water flowing until the entire corned beef is covered. Have fun!

    • Mustard Sauce
      1 egg salt & pepper
      1/4 c sugar 1/4 c malt vinegar
      1 tbsp flour
      1 tsp mustard powder
      1 cup liquid corn beef boiled in
      Beat egg and sugar. Add flour, mustard, salt & pepper(if desired), stir in vinegar then add beef liquid. Cook over low heat till thickened, or, alternatively microwave approx 3 mins, stirring every min.

  2. All the family loves this – our mustard sauce is egg free as my 7 year old has a severe egg allergy.
    Basically it is just done like a white sauce.

    Melt 4 tbsp butter in a pan, stir in 4 Tbsp flour and 1 tsp mustard powder. Cook for one minute.
    Slowly add 2 cups of reserved and strained cooking juices, stirring until the sauce is smooth.
    Stir through 2 Tbsp wholegrain mustard and serve.

    • Hi Suzie and everyone

      I read somewhere on the internet, a variation to cooking corned beef in the slow cooker… that is, instead of using water, brown sugar and vinegar, try using Ginger Ale (any brand – diet or not). I use a 1.5 ℓ bottle of this and if the ginger ale doesn’t cover the beef, I top it up with water to cover. Also, if the beef is quite large I would use 2 x 1.5 ℓ of ginger ale, thus not requiring water. It comes out beautiful! Not as salty and even has a slightly sweetened flavour. Not quite sure why your beef was dry but give this a go – it might change your mind about corned beef in the slow cooker and do make sure the beef is entirely covered to keep it tender. Have fun!

  3. try to cook the corn beef at the slow cooker with pineapple juice. tasty , yummy & tender meat my hall family loves it.