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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2012, 03:53:22 am »
i have tried both wonder, i liked it in the varoma best. 
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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2012, 03:54:02 am »
Thanks for the quick response, I'll give the varoma a try.

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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2012, 03:58:43 am »
try and buy a 1kg piece and cook it the full time
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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2012, 08:44:58 am »
I've done both ways Uni - muchy muchy in my opinion but if it fits in the steaming basket that's where I put it so that it leaves all the varoma for vegies later.
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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2012, 10:06:13 pm »
I cooked the small piece I had in the varoma and while it was nice it wasn't as moist as when I've cooked it the traditional way - maybe I overlooked it? It was only 1kg but I ended up cooking for about an hour 45 mins because it didn't seem that tender, it also could have been that the piece wasn't a very good one. Think I'll stick to a pot on the stove, we've always loved it that way.

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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #50 on: April 25, 2012, 08:16:32 am »
I have this cooking at the moment but I wanted to check two things:
1. am I reading the recipe correct that it is a two hour cooking period for a 1.5 kg piece?
2. if there is only water and spices in the bowl, is there any particular reason the speed is at 3 and not just 1 (which is much quieter)?

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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #51 on: April 25, 2012, 11:55:12 am »
Sorry I didn't get back to this question sooner Kerryn - most wrappings on corned beef will say 30 minutes per 500g and I just add an extra 30 minutes to make it more tender.  The original UK recipe says speed 2 but I like to get a decent amount of steam up so use speed 3.  I've checked the speed in Tenina's For Food's Sake recipe and she also uses speed 3. If it is too loud for you, I guess you could just turn it down a notch.
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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #52 on: May 08, 2012, 01:22:38 am »
Worked well, gave nearly 2.5 hours steaming as the piece 1.7 kg....kids still complained the house ponged whilst cooking it, so the job done  :P. I did have to cut a piece off the top to fit the lid, but that just slotted along side.
I was actually surprised the flavour was the same as when I slow cook it.  Will do it again this way.

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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #53 on: May 08, 2012, 01:58:02 am »
maddy when u do it in the slow cooker do u cover the meat  water. thanks 
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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #54 on: May 08, 2012, 02:16:45 am »
That looks lovely Maddie. Maybe my failed attempt was more to do with the meat than the cooking method. I'm going to try in the 5 in 1 next time and see how that goes.

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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #55 on: May 08, 2012, 03:39:39 am »
maddy when u do it in the slow cooker do u cover the meat  water. thanks 

I did, with the cloves and malt vinegar.  I have also cooked it in the slow cooker from frozen, with a touch of malt vinegar and cloves, and let it cook all day on low.....that worked too.
Can't say which is my favourite...they've all worked out much the same.  The slow cooker is convenient if your out for the day I guess.

That looks lovely Maddie. Maybe my failed attempt was more to do with the meat than the cooking method. I'm going to try in the 5 in 1 next time and see how that goes.

hard to know, isn't it wonder  ???   Give it another try, and see how you go  ;)
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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #56 on: May 08, 2012, 05:52:29 am »
I think I would like to try this recipe, but I have never cooked or even eaten corned beef before. Why is it called "corned" beef?

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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #57 on: May 08, 2012, 06:48:00 am »
Corned beef or silverside has been immersed in brine for a period of time Amy.
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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #58 on: May 08, 2012, 06:52:52 am »
@ maddy, on low or high. thanks  :-*
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Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
« Reply #59 on: May 08, 2012, 06:56:48 am »
@ maddy, on low or high. thanks  :-*

Low, and I leave it all day.
I only use high when slow cooking chicken, and that's for about 3-4 hours.
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