Gingerbeer Silverside

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December 12, 2014

Gingerbeer Silverside 5 0 5 47
  • Prep: 2 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • 2 mins

    7 hrs

    7 hrs 2 mins

  • Yields: 4


1 x 1.25Ltr Ginger Beer

1 x Piece of Silverside


1Wash the piece of Silverside in cold water

2Place Silverside in the Slow Cooker

3Pour in the bottle of Ginger Beer

4Cook on Low 6 - 8 hours


6** Ginger Beer can be substituted for Dry Ginger Ale

Submitted by Roslyn Potter


90 Reviews

No mine often doesn’t, and I just flip it half way through cooking time. However if you are unable to or it concerns you just add extra ginger beer to cover πŸ™‚


June 16, 2022

Does the liquid need to cover the meat? I cooked this the other week with liquid coming halfway up the meat and the meat was dry and fell apart. Not pleasant at all.

Sandy G

June 15, 2022

I don’t like ginger beer myself so used 4 x 375ml cans of Kirks Dry Ginger Ale in a 3.5L slow cooker and it came out perfectly when I finally turned it off at about 8.5hrs. First time doing it this way but will do it again for my partner when he comes over as I think he will love it too. We are eating it on sandwiches with sliced tomato and home made butter.

No one in our house likes the drink either and yet this is our favourite silverside recipe by far πŸ™‚
Different strokes for different folks

Nic Lee

May 25, 2022

I tried this tonight and while there was nothing wrong with the way it cooked, no one in our house was over keen on the flavour. No one likes Ginger beer so why I thought we’d like this recipe is beyond me!


April 11, 2022

I cooked this for the first time tonight. We loved it. Will definitely make it again.

Tracey Davies

April 4, 2022

Simple & delish very tender with subtle ginger flavour !


May 22, 2021

This was so nice and easy. Made a white sauce to go with it and served with steamed veg. The family enjoyed it.


April 30, 2021

So yummy with mustard sauce.
No picture I forgot πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ.
Enough for leftovers.


March 26, 2021

This is the only way I cook silverside. I use 2 x 1.25lt bottles of gingerale to cover the corned beef YUM


February 10, 2021

cooked my first sliverside/corned beef the other day with dry ginger ale. instead of veg and mash potato i cut it and added to my pasta with homemade tomatoe pasta sauce, it was tasty and great as quick reheated meal after a bike ride. and gave me around 5 meals.

Lee Cann

February 7, 2021

After reading all the positive comments in the Group about cooking corned silverside in ginger ale I tried this for the first time yesterday.
Very happy to say the results were excellent.
I followed the recommended cooking time, the taste of the ginger ale was subtle which suited us fine and the meat was beautiful and soft and tender. Definitely a winner.


January 3, 2021

After a few failed attempts I’ve mastered the ginger beer silverside recipe. It’s easy , tastes amazing . I’ve learnt the different cuts of meat needed to do this( there lies my precious fails) well worth it . Serve with cauliflower in white sauce mash and veggies . Devine


September 30, 2020

I was a bit sceptical at first but after failing miserably cooking silverside the old stove top way on so many occassions I just had to give this a go. Worked perfect and so, so tender and moist. I’m the only person in the household who likes it so…its all mine πŸ€—

Debbie Ford

September 8, 2020

I cooked my corned silverside in ginger ale for the first time last week and was a little worried as I’ve done it in the stovetop for over forty years, but it was delicious. I won’t bother doing it any other way from now on. I’m only sorry it took me so long to try it!


July 4, 2020

Family favourite! When told it’s what we are having for dinner hubby says “life just doesn’t get any better” !


July 3, 2020

OMG wat an amazing dish i will not cook my silverside any other way everyone loved it not salty at all cant wait to make it again


May 1, 2020

Made this tonight with diet ginger beer, was amazing, so tender and tasty, not over sweet at all, cooked on low for 8 hours and sliced beautifully but melted in your mouth, will be doing again


May 1, 2020

Thank you.


May 1, 2020

I use ginger ale, an orange sliced into quarters, 2 bay leaves and 6 peppercorns.

No tea towel for silverside. It’s for baking/cakes type recipes


May 1, 2020

Tea towel or no tea towel?

Teagan Jones

April 7, 2020

I used ginger ale, I have tried both sugar-free and normal and prefer the version with sugar. Converted my fussy “only eats a tiny bit of silverside on Xmas day” partner into ‘silverside is a regular dinner’. Love it.


April 6, 2020

This is our new favourite way of cooking corned beef. So simple. We cook all day so it starts to fall apart.

Karen Davoren

April 6, 2020

So easy, tastes great. Love it!

Sharon kite

February 21, 2020

I luv this I won’t go back to the old way. πŸ˜‹


January 16, 2020

Made the silverside with dry ginger ale, delicious, and will make it again!

Yes Sherlene πŸ™‚

Darren Comley

January 11, 2020

My first ever sc silverside. I used sugar free ginger ale and the salty taste I remember from my youth was not there at all. I liked the meal but would have preferred a little of the salty taste. It went well with mash and veg, and a white sauce. Will try it again with sugar free lemonade.

Sherlene Anne Smith

January 11, 2020

Good day , this beef , would it be the same as CORN BEEF BRISKET ?

Richard Seaton

January 9, 2020

this recipe is awesome we have it once a fortnight with mashed potatoes , pan fried beans in butter and cracked pepper corn and white cheese sauce ( don’t use to much cheese in sauce )


January 9, 2020

Love this recipe. It’s the only way I cook silverside any more. So tasty!


December 6, 2019

I made this yesterday and it was amazing, just a little hint of ginger.. 😊

I love this website and now I’m trying SC lasagne.

Yep I only use sugar free myself and it’s perfect πŸ™‚ It’s the bubbles it needs, not the sugar πŸ™‚


August 13, 2019

As I don’t eat sugar, will I get the same results from diet ginger ale or does the sugar component do something special to the meat?

Corned silverside for this one Kylie πŸ™‚

Kylie Handley

July 20, 2019

Just a question but do I use corned silverside or silverside roast for this? Or it doesn’t matter?

Tracey Realph

July 13, 2019

I made this last weekend and it was absolutely delicious! And so simple


July 13, 2019

My family love it with “dry ginger ale” 6-8 hours and is delicious! They won’t it any other way!

No it’s ok if it’s not completely covered. I flip mine half way if I’m around but it doesn’t matter if you don’t do so πŸ™‚

Cheryl jiear

July 12, 2019

Making this tomorrow have never made it before , do i need to completely cover the meat

Leslee Twemlow

June 3, 2019

I was hesitant to try because i hate ginger beer. But this was amazing! Going to only make it this way from now on.

Mark Warner

April 28, 2019

I was a little unsure of using ginger beer but wow this is a really great twist on silverside. Very delicious. I’ll be using this again.

Cathy Walkley

April 2, 2019

First time doing this dish and ….wow, soo yummy. Added some of the cooking liquid to the white sauce and put veggies in for the last 1.5 hours, so easy and not β€œgingery” if you thought it would be (I used ginger ale, not ginger beer though)

Tracey Davies

February 26, 2019

Beautiful yet again!!!
Recipe is fab & easy πŸ™‚

Sharon Phelan

October 11, 2018

Wasn’t sure how this would turn out as I’m not a big fan of Ginger Beer but…. OMG this meat was amazing&so easy to prepare. Definitely doing this again

Deborah Hayes

August 25, 2018

Delicious! Firm family fave.

Katrina Attard

July 27, 2018

The only way to do Silverside in my opinion. I also add garlic cloves and bay leaves to it and if I’m feeling extra special a tin of Beets.

Anna Jeffery

July 22, 2018

Delicious! I usually use ginger beer and flip it over halfway through.
Goes well with a honey mustard white sauce

Ann Noonan

June 26, 2018

How delicious …..I used dry ginger ale the meat was so tender and tasted sooooo good

Tracey Davies

June 24, 2018

Simple no fuss recipe! Delivers tasty tender meat with subtle hit of ginger. I used ginger ale option.

Maggie Ewing

June 9, 2018

After years of doing the whole vinegar, onions etc thing I cooked this today in my slow cooker. It was so easy and tender and delicious. I used ginger ale and couldn’t taste it. And so easy with only just two ingredients. My husband is fussy and he really enjoyed it.

Sue McCracken

June 6, 2018

My husband absolutely loves ginger beer silverside! I’ve just put mine on for tea, and will cook on High for 2 hours then 3 hours on Low, because I’m running a bit late. Going to experiment with putting in carrots, onion and garlic for the last 3 hours.

Jo Ree

June 6, 2018

This was an absolute hit!!! As beef cattle producers corn meat is something we cook all the time. I decided to give this a go, much to my families disgust & it was perfect! Everyone commented on how good it was & it is definitely the way I’ll be cooking it in the slow cooker from now on.
Thanks for the recipe!!!

Illona Williamson

May 19, 2018

Absolutely delicious! So simple and great flavour!


April 15, 2018

can it be cooked on high for 4hrs

Zaida Cobovic

February 18, 2018

Tried this today for the first time, and all I can say is delicious. I used diet ginger ale. Will be doing this again for sure. Leftovers will be great in sandwiches πŸ˜€

Doesn’t have to be fully covered πŸ™‚
If I am home I’ll often flip my half way through but it’s ok if you aren’t there to do so


December 6, 2017

Just getting ready to make it now, does the meat need to be covered with the ginger ale?

Tracey Stockton

December 1, 2017

I’ve cooked silverside in a slow cooker for years but never used this method before. Definitely my go to recipe from now on. So quick and easy and tastes amazing

Fiona MacKenzie

November 22, 2017

WOW……. Thank you Paulene πŸ˜€
This recipe came out beautifully. I cut the silverside to fit my cooker (1.5l). Regularly added ginger beer to keep it covered. 4 hours later. YUMMO, told NEVER to cook it any other way. And that is from a tribe of fussy eaters.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 21, 2017

Cut it to fit into your slow cooker then fill almost to the top with the ginger beer/ale πŸ™‚

Fiona MacKenzie

November 21, 2017

Sorry if this is a dumb question. I only have small sc 1.5l can you cut silverside in half to make it fit or is this unadvisable? And do you cover the meat with ginger beer. Just don’t want it to dry out.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 20, 2017

As big as you need
I usually do between 1-2kg


November 17, 2017

How big is the piece of silverside supposed to be?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 15, 2017

Should be … for such a large piece if you have extra time give it 10hrs …Or if you have auto do 8hrs on auto as that will be high the first 2hrs then it goes low πŸ™‚

Anthony Brown

November 15, 2017

Cooking a 3kg silverside in slow cooker with only dry ginger ale, will it still only take 8 hours on low. have cooked before in pan using water vinegar cloves and mustard seeds was awesome

Tracey Davies

November 8, 2017

Really easy & 2 ingredients even better! I opted for ginger ale. The silverside was heavenly ⛀⛧⛦
Do yourself a favour – make this you won’t be disappointed!!

Steve Mould

October 31, 2017

Amazing Roslyn. The meat fell apart and I made a Cheesy Mustard BΓ©chamel for the first time to accompany it. Served with boiled potatoes, Pumpkin and peas. None left for sandwiches lol.

lyn jay

October 2, 2017

I made this and I was sceptical , I will be making it like this from now on. Awesome taste and so easy. Full of flavour ,it is cooked when you insert a metal skewer and skewer comes out easy , great with white parsley sauce. Yummy. Mine was cooked in less time than the recipe states.

Bob Lewis

September 26, 2017

Tried this and loved it my wife loved it as well and very little left for next day in sandwich’s. If you have not tried this do your self a favour and try it

Sally C

August 6, 2017

Lovely! On low for eight hours and turned out delicious.

Deb Johnson

July 24, 2017

I’m going to make this it sounds yummy

From the start if they are whole


July 7, 2017

at what stage should I put carrots in to cook?

Ceri Blythe

June 7, 2017

Wow. First mouthful at the table, and it got a thumbs up all round. Safe to say I will be making this again as the family gave it a 9/10! (I used Ginger Ale.) A member on the FB page also provided me with a mustard sauce recipe to go with it. I don’t like mustard but oh my word, it was delicious. Leftovers went in the lunchbox sandwiches too.

I don’t like ginger beer/ale either and I LOVE this!

Michelle Moran

March 1, 2017

Ok, so I was a little worried about making this. I am not a ginger beer or ginger ale fan and thought that it all I was going to taste. However, I did go ahead and make it. Now I have grown up with my mum cooking silverside but with vinegar, mustard, herbs and a few extra special ingredients. I have tried to make hers but have always failed and my husband would never eat it. So I thought I would give a new recipe a try and OH MY… not only was it yummy (no ginger ale taste, just a small sweetness taste) my husband ate it and request I make another one!! WINNING! Will defiantly keep cooking it this way and it is so easy.

Jan Rhoades

January 7, 2017

I rub fat side (facing up) with some brown sugar as well and place some orange slices on top of that. Adds extra flavour. Even if using ginger ale I still add a bay leaf and a dash or either brown or apple cider vinegar. Old habits die hard. Delicious. Also, if you wish, you can place on a bed of onion, celery and carrots for extra flavour. I usually discard the vegetables…but you don’t have to.

Kirsten Manclark

September 13, 2016

Tried this the other day and was tasty and so quick and easy!

No … just the ingredients as per recipe …..
Trust me πŸ˜‰


August 25, 2016

Hi! No salt/pepper/garlic? πŸ™‚

If in doubt just turn meat half way through cooking time that’s what I do πŸ™‚


August 3, 2016

I have a 6L slow cooker so would I have to add extra ginger beer/ale or anything to cover the meat or is it ok to only have it partly submerged in liquid?

I always only use ginger ale also πŸ™‚

Jade Kubler

July 22, 2016

I have tried it once with Ginger Beer didnt really like the taste but i have made it few times with Ginger Ale. I prefer the ginger ale it gives it nice flavour. I have it on now in my slowcooker for dinner tonight in Ginger Ale. πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing this awesome recipe πŸ™‚


July 17, 2016

Loved this – have done it 6 times now with each one a hit.

Helen Hirst

June 10, 2016

I’ve got it in my SC now. Fingers crossed. πŸ™‚

Ginger beer will give a stronger ginger flavour also compared to ginger ale πŸ™‚
I use ginger ale myslef

Krista Hurrell

May 17, 2016

*i used dry ginger ale* This is a nice recipe. However i found it a bit bland tasting compared to my usual recipe i use. It is still a good recipe and it doesn’t have a strong ginger taste (i would say it is very subtle). It cooked well and i like that it just has 2 ingredients.

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