Moist Silverside

Super easy, tasty & moist.

Submitted by…Ange Marie

Moist Silverside

Super easy, tasty & moist.
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Serving: 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes


  • 1.5kg piece of silverside
  • 1-2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 of a cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup malt vinegar
  • 1 dessertspoon of brown sugar
  • 6 cloves
  • 12 peppercorns
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder


  • Put everything in the slow cooker and add enough cold water to just cover the meat.
  • Cook on low for 6-8hrs (Cooking times will depend on size of the meat and your slow cooker)
  • I check at 6hrs with a carving fork if it comes out easy its cooked if it doesn’t I leave the meat to cook for another hour and check again.
  • When the meat is cooked leave it in the liquid until you are ready to carve. This will stop the meat shrinking & will keep it moist.


  • This recipe was how my mother & my grandfather would cook thier silverside.
  • I have followed this recipe for over 30 years, all I have done is altered the cooking times for the slow cooker.
  • Its beautifully moist and tender.
  • You can use the liquid to make a delicious gravy as well.

2 thoughts on “Moist Silverside”

  1. Debbie Brandford

    Hi just checking I have a small round slow cooker will my silverside shrink I need it to shrink. Lol as lid won’t fit on.

    1. Meat does shrink during cooking yes. An alternative in short term is to fashion a foil lid for your slow cooker until it shrinks a little to allow the regular lid on. Just be mindful where any moisture run off will travel from the foil you shape.

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