Lemonade Silverside

Fall apart tender slow cooked silverside/corned beef with the slightest hint of sweet

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Lemonade Silverside

Fall apart tender slow cooked silverside/corned beef with the slightest hint of sweet
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 piece of corned beef/silverside (whatever size your family needs)
  • 1.25L of lemonade


  • Rinse silverside
  • Place silverside in slow cooker
  • Pour over the full bottle of lemonade - It's ok if it doesn't fully cover the silverside
  • Cook on low for approx 8hrs

  • Inspired by the Gingerbeer Silverside recipe but a nice alternative for those who don't like ginger. This version has a mild hint of sweetness to the meat and is super tender!
  • Lovely served with mashed potato, seasonal vegetables and a lush cheese sauce or white sauce
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50 thoughts on “Lemonade Silverside”

  1. Absolutely loved this!!I used diet lemonade so it wouldn’t be overly sweet.Whole family loved it,we never eat silverside but it will be a regular meal from now on. Served with steamed carrots,corn and broccoli,mashed potato and cheese sauce.

  2. This is officially my new favourite way of cooking silverside. Just a suble hint of sweetness but not too much and it was melt in the mouth fantastic

  3. Whole family loved it! Will be my go to for cooking silverside from now on, nice and tender with a slight hint of sweet lemonade taste to it πŸ™‚

  4. I must admit I was a bit sceptical having cooked Silverside the ” Traditional Way” for many years. The ultra simple and quick method , along with the fantastic reviews , convinced me rather quickly to give it a go. I too only had diet lemonade but it cooked just beautifully. Being so tender with a subltle sweetness , compared to the old vinegarish taste, was a winner with our family. Lots of leftovers found their way into sandwiches for school and work lunches today. Thank you .

  5. First time cooking silverside as I’ve always done it the old school way. Turned out exactly as recipe states ‘tender with a slight sweet taste’ this will be the way I cook silverside from now on…

  6. Had this for dinner tonight, I must say I was very skeptical but I needn’t have been. It was just beautiful falling apart and so delicious, my husband loved it too. My new favorite way of cooking silverside. Thank you it’s a winner in my house!!

  7. OMG I have never cooked corn beef before my mum always used to do it, well I decided to give it a go and I used ginger ale .
    Well I’ve had 4 pieces to taste test lol, my partner is coming for dinner but we have something else planned but I know he wants to try it tonight, so could be a fight over it as it is sooooo good, just the hint of ginger and it’s not sweet or salty, will definitely do this again.

  8. I absolutely hated silverside growing up.
    I couldn’t eat it for years until one day I was game enough to try this recipe. It’s perfectly tender and not super salty.
    This is now on regular rotation in our house.
    Thank you!

  9. I hated corned silverside as a kid because it was always too salty until my brother cooked it using gloden syrup on it, I’ve done it many ways since and it’s never been as salty as back in the day, but this lemonade sounds good will def try it thanx

  10. WOW I just made this for dinner and it was a complete success. So delicious, tender and super easy…will definitely be cooking this again.

  11. Never cooked silverside before but decided to try the lemonade silverside and its now my favorite way to cook it, even my child who doesn’t eat meat went back for seconds πŸ˜€

  12. Oh my goodness

    Lemonade silverside my new favourite way of cooking silverside. Soo tender with a bit of sweet. Served with boiled potatoes, carrots corn cobs and creamy garlic white sauce

  13. Made this tonight for dinner and there was 1 thing I did wrong I didn’t buy a big enough piece lol only got a little bit I put away before I ate to take for lunch tomorrow. Definitely will be cooking this way in the future thanks for sharing your recipe or I would never have tried it.

  14. Heaven ! Best silverside yet. So good we all ate it without white sauce ! 10/10.
    1.3kg took 5 hrs on low in our fast cooking slow cooker

  15. I cooked my first Silverside on the weekend using this recipe and it was lovely!!! Easy and tastes delicious – recommend to everyone out there to give it a go.

  16. Today I cooked the Lemonade Silversid … it is toddler approved too … my Mr3 & Mr2 enjoyed the little bits I pulled off for them to try

  17. I want to cook this tonight but only have about 6 hours to do it in.. do you think I could put it on high for 6 hours or maybe high for 3 and low for 3 ?

  18. Hi I usually use water to cook the corned beef and use the water it cooked in to make a mustard sauce… could I still use the liquid to make sauce?
    Thank you!

  19. I thought it sounded a bit crazy …….. but I have to say it was the best corned beef I have ever had ….. sooooooooooo tender .Will definitely be doing this again

  20. I tried this tonight with 2ltrs of lemonade and oh my gosh it was mouth watering. My fussy 7 year old licked the plate clean. Served with garlic mash and steamed veg. Absolutely amazing.

  21. Oh dear – I must the only non 5 star review here….. Sadly this silverside recipe gets the thumbs down in this household. I’ve always cooked it in the slow cooker with a cup of water, dash of brown or white vinegar, seeded mustard and a heaped tablespoon of white or brown sugar which has never failed. But I was looking for something different that everyone has raved over and I feel bad to say it was not good. That weird subtle lemonade flavour tasted urgh….

  22. I tried this for the first time tonight! It was AMAZING!!!
    My kids 6 and 7 tried silverside for first time and they really loved it.
    Hubby is not a massive fan of silverside but liked it.

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