This delicious easy corned beef is fantastic for anyone who is looking to make a hearty meal.
We make our corned beef using a piece of silverside or also known as bottom round. With this piece of meat, we add some vinegar, sugar, and some spices. This combination of ingredients produces a flavor-packed tender piece of beef at the end of cooking. It’s absolutely delicious.
Once the beef is cooked it will be infused with a lot of the flavors, and it will also be deliciously tender. If you let it rest you can cut really thin slices without it falling apart. Cutting too soon may leave you with a bunch of shredded corned beef.
While you can cook some vegetables in with the poaching liquid, I highly recommend not to. Mainly due to the vegetables taking on the flavor of the vinegar, which might make them not very enjoyable.
Roasting some vegetables while the beef is cooking in the pot is a great idea. I usually cook up some potatoes and greens in a frypan with some butter and garlic.
Gravy is also an excellent addition to this dish but will too need to be made separately. Typically a white gravy is to be served with corned beef, but a traditional brown gravy also matches amazingly well.
Some cauliflower cheese goes great with the sliced beef. You can quickly cook it just before you go to serve. The cheese sauce goes great on both the cauliflower and the meat.
Assuming you end up with any leftovers make sure you don’t throw them out as there is a ton you’re able to do with corned beef. For example, you can make some corned beef hash in the morning or even slice it up for use on sandwich meats.
If you want to see how to make this recipe, then be sure to check out the video below. It will take you through all the steps to making this deliciously easy corned beef.
Easy Corned Beef Recipe
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- 1.5kg (3.3 lb) silverside (Bottom Round)
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 1 carrot, roughly chopped
- 10 peppercorns
- 6 cloves
- 2 bay leaves
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup malt vinegar
- Enough water to cover
- Add the beef into a large deep pot. Add the rest of the ingredients and fill with enough water to cover the beef.
- Place the pot over high heat and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, reduce the heat until it is a gentle simmer. Cover and cook for 2 hours, maintain a simmer.
- Remove the beef from the liquid and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
- Serve & Enjoy
- If you want to cook the beef for longer but don’t want to leave it on a stove then cooking the corned beef in a slow cooker is an option.
- Silverside is typically super cheap, so it’s a great cut of meat to use when you’re on a tight budget.
- If you want to add even more flavor to the beef, then you can swap out the water for a beef broth. The broth will infuse even more flavors into the silverside (bottom round).
- Keep an eye on the pot for a few minutes after you put the lid on as it can heat up to boiling and overflow without noticing. If it does go to boil simply reduce the heat even further.
If you’re curious about how much this recipe might impact your diet, then you can find all the nutritional information you need right below.
Please remember that I have only estimated this information as I made use of an online tool to calculate the values.
There are a ton of other delicious beef recipes that you should try out. Something like the easy beef goulash is a delightful dish that only needs six very simple ingredients. It’s packed full of flavor and certainly worth giving a go.
Another beef recipe that you should try is the easy beef and broccoli. It’s a quick and easy dish that doesn’t take very long to prepare and cook. It’s one of my favorite recipes, so I recommend giving it a try.
I really hope that this easy corned beef recipe works out for you just fine. If you run into issues or have some feedback, a variation or anything else, then please feel free to leave a comment below.