Thursday, 31 May 2012

slow cooker silverside

slow cooked corned silverside - delicious!

this modest meal really does have it all: it's easy to make, requires virtually no attention while cooking, it's ridiculously inexpensive and the best bit - it tastes fantastic and will fill your kitchen with a heavenly smell! the perfect antidote to a harsh day at work or biting winter chills. slip into something more comfortable and tuck in.

things you will need:

1 corned beef silverside (roughly 1 kg)
3 or 4 small brown onions, quartered
4 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
1/4 of a cup of brown sugar
1/2 a cup of brown malt vinegar
3 or 4 cloves of garlic (peeled)
6 or 7 black peppercorns
2 or 3 bay leaves
2 litres of beef stock (bought or home-made - follow the link to see the recipe)
water to cover the meat and veg in the slow cooker

what you will need to do:

no explanation needed really - throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker and set it to high.
leave for 6 1/2 to 7 hours, stirring occasionally. you'll know it's ready when it looks like it's starting to fall apart.

remove the silverside from the pot and stand covered in foil for 10 minutes, then carve into thin slices and serve in a large bowl with the carrots, onions and broth. can be served with a side of dark rye bread and lashings of butter.

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