Easy Peasy 1970s Silverside

Easy Peasy 1970s Silverside

Another one that surprised me with its simplicity recommended by former country lass and fellow child of the seventies, Sara: Corned Beef, or Silverside as we knew it.

No wonder my mother made this for us regularly when we were young and she was living the feminist dream of raising three kids, putting food on the table, reading us stories, working and studying at uni all at the same time.

Corned Silverside

(recipe from taste.com.au and adapted for the slow cooker)

This is for the meat part only – for the white sauce use your thermomix if you have one and add in some chopped parsley and grainy mustard if your kids will bear it or use your favourite white sauce recipe.

  • 1 pack of corned beef/silverside – mine was $8.40 for 1.4 kilo piece)
  • 1 onion (stud with cloves; I had none so threw in a quarter tsp ground cloves)
  • 1 carrot big chunks
  • 1 celery stick big chunks
  • 5 garlic cloves smashed a bit (don’t bother peeling)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 10 peppercorns
  1. Put silverside in a pot on stove and bring to boil.
  2. meanwhile chop other ingredients and put in slow cooker on low.
  3. Once beef is boiled drain and add to cooker and cover with water.
  4. Once done make a white sauce and serve with veggies – my favourite at the moment is mashed cauliflower.

msf corned beef silverside 5

msf corned beef silverside 1

Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of the finished product as it was devoured so fast, however I did find one online I have posted below which is an honest-looking shot. It’s a shame as it’s a tres ugly dish before serving and once cut a lovely silvery pink. I reserved the stock it was cooked in to make some soups.


9 Replies to “Easy Peasy 1970s Silverside”

  1. I always walk past the ‘corned beef’ at the supermarket as not quite too sure what to do with it…remember it from my youth and would like to serve up to my kids. Thanks for the inspiration & instruction MSF!

  2. I’ve used the leftover silverside stock it was cooked for for a green soup, as well as a chicken casserole with brown rice (and all the old veggies from the fridge) currently in the slow cooker – it’s been a very cheap food week so far!

  3. Mine love this too. Always make cauliflower cheese to go with it. My recipe very similar but add in 1/3 cup white vinegar and Tblspn of brown sugar….the way my dear old Nan made it.
    P.s I have lots of trouble typing comments here, iPad goes haywire…only on your blog? Anyone else having problems?

  4. Great cooker the Bellini as I bought it in Stanthorpe at Target when we didn’t have a kitchenette in our accommodation.
    Just amazing silverside etc can be made in this cooker, travels with us everywhere now, especially when hiking and get back to the cabin.


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