Submitted by Paulene Christie


5 from 3 votes
Serving: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes


  • 1.5kg piece silverside (rinsed)
  • 1large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Approx 2 cups hot water


  • Quarter onions and lay on bottom of bowl
  • Place silverside on top of onions
  • Add all other ingredients
  • Cook on Low for 8hrs-10hrs
  • I also often do high for 6hrs

45 thoughts on “Silverside”

  1. Hi, I have several pieces of silverside I received when I bought a side of beef for the first time. I believe they are still in their raw state.
    Is this the method you would use to corn a piece of raw silverside that had not yet been corned or is this how you cook it once it has already been corned?

  2. Donna-Maree Carroll

    I would never have dreamt that I would ever cook silverside, everyone else in the family cooked it but I had a fear of ruining it so never tried. That is until I saw this easy slow cooker recipe and it’s magnificent! The meat is melt in the mouth, so tasty and did I say it was easy? Thank you, I will be doing this again and again and again!

  3. First time cooking silverside in the slow cooker and it came out beautiful! Super soft and wonderful flavors πŸ™‚

  4. Expecting big gang on Friday (10 adults, 8 kids), so I’m wondering if I can throw a silverside in my 6,5 litre sc? Also wondering how much meat should I buy and if it’s going to work if I put it on 2 layers actually as one layer will not suffice. Do you have any ideas? Thank you

  5. Sorry for confusion, I meant 2 pieces of meat to put one on top of the other, thus forming 2 layers. That will perhaps fill in the whole sc with meat, not sure if it will cook properly that way, when there’s so much meat…

  6. Mann yum. I do mine very similar to this. I don’t have garlic or peppercorns. I add 1 cup of brown vinegar, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 1 onion, 4 bayleaves, 6 cloves, water and silver side.

  7. This is one of my kids fave β€œred meat with white sauce”!
    It’s so easy and so delicious!!
    One of our family go to Sunday meals πŸ™‚

  8. I am going to try this today but I have only have one Kilogram so not sure how long to cook it, I assume on low for 4 hrs

  9. I add sliced carrots celery + leaves onion shallots leek Handful Corrandiar & basil white vinegar cloves pepper corn & brown sugar & cover with just enough water & cook on slow up to 8hrs or so on low I wash mine 1st with warm running water before placing in the s/c I serve ours with horseradish sauce mash & Streamed veggies

  10. Very good indeed, everyone enjoyed the flavour and nothing left on plates.. Great meal, will have this one again for sure.

  11. Great feed again, last time I never added the cloves, this time I did and it was delicious.. recommended for sure.

  12. Hi Pauline …. I am cooking a silverside for tea with this recipe but only a small one – 1kg. How long would I have to cook it for?
    Thanks in advance for your assistance.
    Love your website.
    Cheers, Lynden

  13. 5 stars
    I put my silverside on an onion bed, added the 2 cups of hot water, 4 cloves and about 1/4 cup of brown vinegar as that was all I had. I spent the rest of the day drooling over the smell. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°
    9 hours later I had perfect β€œmelt in your mouth” silverside.
    Thanks Pauline for a beautiful, easy recipe.

  14. 5 stars
    Silverside as I remember it from my (long time ago) childhood. I also added one cup of malt vinegar and one tablespoon of minced ginger.

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