Corned Beef for the Soul

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Total Time
2hrs 15mins
15 mins
2 hrs

This is my partner's recipe for corn beef, which is absolutely delicious and addictive. We love it cold on sandwiches, or warm with a creamy sauce and boiled vegetables, or simply on bread with mustard. Sure to be a winner!

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  1. Place silverside in a pot large enough to accomodate it.
  2. Stud the bayleaf and cloves into the whole onion and place in pot.
  3. Add vinegar, sugar and beer to the pot.
  4. Add as much water as is necessary to cover the silverside.
  5. Put on heat and bring to the boil.
  6. Skim off any scum (brown, bubbly impurities that rise out of meat to the surface) as it appears.
  7. After pot comes to the boil, turn heat down to a simmer.
  8. Cover and cook for around 2 hours, or until meat is very tender.
  9. When done, turn off heat. Allow the meat to cool in the liquid, to achieve maximum flavour.
  10. Drain and prepare according to your tastes (re-heat, or refrigerate for later use).
  11. Enjoy!