Corned Beef for the Soul

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by wildschwein

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!

Top Review by halidom21

Fantastic, must admit I cut down on the sugar, 1/4 cup. Great as a hot meal, I added potato, carrot and cabbage near the end of cooking. Fantastic cold on toast with hot mustard and lettuce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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!

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