Dad’s Old Fashioned, Army Style Corned Beef

Dad’s Old Fashioned, Army Style Corned Beef


March 17, 2015

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yields: Serves 4


1 piece of corned meat/silverside

1 cup of red or white wine. (Malt, Apple cider or white wine vinegar can be substituted)

1/2 cup honey (Brown sugar can be substituted)

2 tbsp seeded mustard (or non-seeded Wasabi Mustard for a bite)

1 orange halved

1 apple halved

1 medium onion halved

1/2 cup orange juice

3 -4 whole cloves


1Rinse meat thoroughly to wash off residual Corning solution.

2Halve Orange, Apple and onion.

3Place all ingredients in slow cooker.

4Cook on low 6 - 8 hours.

Submitted by Laraine Palmer


29 Reviews


June 10, 2021

Loved this recipe, we used the liquid to make a gravy and poured it over our mashed potatoes and veggies . Very scrummy!

Reviews are so valuable and appreciated! Hope you may more often 🙂


June 2, 2021

I never write reviews however just had to after making this tonight! I needed a change from my usual traditional recipe and this one delivered. So so good! It’ll be the way I make silverside from now on.

Lea Wilson

February 21, 2021

Made this tonight, mixed results, 3 out of 5 loved it. It is a keeper 🙂


November 14, 2019

I used a version of this recipe – no orange, ON or apple juice a so didn’t have them, on low for 6 hours. I then used the liquid in a pot on the stove to cook potatoes and pumpkin.

I’ve made corned beef in the slow cooker several times, with mixed results. From now on I will use this recipe every time as the whole family loved it, thank you 🙂

Susan Studd

September 29, 2019

I didn’t have orange juice so used mixed berry OMG sooo yummy

No need to 🙂


January 7, 2019


I am new to all this.

Do you take the skin off the Orange and Apple?


June 27, 2018

I have never been much fussed on corned beef but while shopping I found corned beef was on special so I thought I would give it a go. I am a corned beef convert after making this recipe twice now. The addition of a of an apple & orange also served up with the meat is a nice difference. The meat has been tender & absolutely superb.

Leonie Rogers

November 22, 2017

Made this yesterday exactly as the recipe stated…except I added a whole apple and orange and omitted the cloves because I thought I had some and didn’t buy any…and found I had none.

I cooked it for maybe 7 hours on low – was close to 1.5kg – and it was, to put it simply: sublime. Everyone ate it! The same kids who a few years ago turned up their noses at slow-cooked corned beef and I had to give the left-overs to the dogs because it was too much for me to consume, even over a couple of days, those very same children ate it and loved it.

So, thank you for a wonderful addition to my list of autism-approved recipes!

Alex Pye

August 30, 2017

Delish! Cooked a 1.8kg piece for 6 hours on low. Melt in the mouth and beautiful flavor. Will do again for sure.

Anna O

August 10, 2017

Beautiful recipe. Definitely cover fully with water after vinegar & brown sugar added. I do a “full”
orange, apple & onion, cut in quarters. 4 bay leaves, 5 cloves (its OK if you dont
have all ingredients). I use a little of 2 litre Aldi Vitamin Orange juice if I
dont have Orange juice. Dont fuss too much as it will be nice whatever you
use !!


July 17, 2017

I made this with red wine last night. Delicious 👌🏼


June 17, 2017

This was amazing. I added a bit more water, about a cup as I had a very large piece of meat. I also quartered my vege’s and fruit so it would fit in the pot. Not usually a corn beef fan but this recipe is great!

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 29, 2016

I think that would be a nice flavour addition 🙂


November 27, 2016

I don’t have an orange or orange juice. The only oj I have is orange and mango would that matter?


July 23, 2016


1kg or so .. really ANY size you buy will work with this recipe


June 27, 2016

When it says one piece how much do people roughly put in in say grams? I’m looking to feed a family of 4

Not everyone does cover theirs actually Megan 🙂
I don’t either – I just flip it half way

Megan Davidson

June 16, 2016

Made this today and my only negative point is that the recipe should state to cover the meat with water as the listed ingredients are not enough. Cooked it as recipe stated and the exposed part was still hard after 7 hours, but the submerged half of the meat was tender and falling apart when I turned the meat over. Otherwise great ingredients and would have been a great meal if instructions were given properly (cos I am one to follow them when trying something new)!

Linda Renall

June 3, 2016

Am making this today. Am not expecting leftovers lol.
Did I mention that it’s going to be served over a bed of creamy garlic mashed spuds?
Heaven on a plate!


May 26, 2016

This is absolutely delicious, and I don’t usually like silverside! Will be using this recipe all the time from now on.


May 16, 2016

Is 1 cup of liquid all you use???


May 16, 2016

Best Corned beef EVER!
Thank you for sharing.


April 17, 2016

Hi can you tell me if your meant to cover the corned Silverside with water also?


April 11, 2016

After 10yrs of trying to perfect my corned beef I through that recipe out the window and will never look back after making this one THANK YOU


March 7, 2016

Absolutely delicious

Clare Montgomerie

November 12, 2015

Absolutely superb every time!!!

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