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Title: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on November 28, 2011, 03:31:01 am
There has been a lot of discussion on the forum in regards to cooking Silverside in the Thermomix.  I have read some comments that people have done it but no-one has actually posted a recipe (to my knowledge) on this forum.  I accidentally came across one from this blog  (http://mythermomixhints.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/november-newsletter-corned-silverside-in-the-varoma/) of a demonstrator which was in her ThermoNews November 2011 so decided it might be a good idea to share it with our members after I cooked it successfully.  I have changed some things to get the best I could from my piece of meat and I will be cooking my Silverside this way from now on in.


Name of Recipe:Varoma Steamed Corned Beef

Number of People: 1.5kg would serve 6 people easily

Ingredients:
1.5kg corned beef
1.5 litres boiling water
3 cloves
2 bayleaves
S & P
Glug of apple cider vinegar


Preparation:
Remove the meat from the package and rinse under cold water. Place the meat into the sprayed varoma dish.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the TM bowl, place the varoma on top.
Cook for 1.5 hours/Varoma temperature/speed 2.
Add vegies around the side of the meat and cook for a further 30 minutes/varoma temp/speed 2.
Put the corned beef into the thermosaver whilst you either mash the potatoes or make a mustard sauce or parsley sauce to go with it.  I mashed the potato in my second bowl and kept that warm in a thermosaver whilst I made mustard sauce (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6315.0)

Photos:

Tips/Hints:
Cooking times for your piece of silverside should be on the packaging in which it is wrapped.  It will say 30 minutes per 500 g but I gave mine an extra 1/2 hour to ensure it was very tender but that's up to you.

I've also used this method for cooking pickled pork (it doesn't need much more than 30 minutes per 500g) and I do prefer parsley sauce with my corned meat.

Please note the speed has been changed from speed 3 to speed 2 as Kimmy read on FB this is the best speed if you are using the varoma for a long time.  She tried speed 2 and said it was fine.  Thanks Kimmy.

Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on November 28, 2011, 04:14:16 am
thanks JD i love corned beef, over the years i have tried and tried to make it, but it always taste like **** :-))

will give this ago for sure


ciao
uni
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Wonder on November 28, 2011, 05:11:02 am
I'll have to give this a try, thanks JD.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: achookwoman on November 28, 2011, 05:56:57 am
Judy,  I am so pleased that you posted this.  I cook corned beef in the crock pot and it is really heavy to empty after the meat is cooked.  I can easily manage the TMX bowl,  no matter how full. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: obbie on November 28, 2011, 06:29:36 am
 :) Thanks Judy, I usually make it on the stove top still, doing 2 pieces at once.

I'll try this with one piece.

Robyn :)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: auds on November 28, 2011, 11:47:06 am
well done JD now I can have a crack at it myself - thanks
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on November 28, 2011, 12:01:02 pm
We had a sandwich using this corned beef tonight, I like my cold corned beef cut thinly - opened one of my jars of Maggie's beetroot jam to go with it and it was delicious.
Don't know about you girls but sometimes you get really nice piece of corned beef and occasionally you get a tough piece that no amount of cooking tenderises.  My piece today was obviously a good piece.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Very Happy Jan on November 28, 2011, 12:35:32 pm
Love corned beef served with boiled/steamed baby potatoes, beans and corned beef sauce (recipe from golden wattle cookbook). It has always been one of my favourite meals.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on November 28, 2011, 09:35:31 pm
I like it cold to JD I am thinking of making it and just slicing it and leave in the fridge for weekend sandwiches

i have an  electric slicer that makes slicing very easy and perfect every time. love it.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Wonder on November 28, 2011, 10:07:52 pm
I love corned beef sandwiches also but unfortunately none of my family do so can only cook the meat if we are going to also eat it for dinner. I make the EDC hollandaise sauce with the addition of grainy mustard to go with the beef and even though we know it's extremely bad for us it tastes great  ;D. The leftover hollandaise is great used on the sandwiches instead of butter. Wish I wasn't travelling this weekend I feel like corned beef now!!
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Lellyj on November 29, 2011, 10:55:32 am
Thanks for posting this Judy.  My husband and I have been married 25 years (as you know from my recent blabberings about our holiday to China!) and I only just found out he loves corned beef when we went to my Mother's for dinner and she served it!!  My younger son, who unlike his older siblings is a devoted meat eater, LOVED his first taste of corned beef--had about 4 servings.  I have never cooked it because I hated washing the huge stock pot my mum used to boil lumps of silerside in when I was growing up!  I'm sure that's why I have never thought of cooking it!  Anyway, I was just thinking that I really need to give this corned beef caper a go, and now here is a doable recipe for the tmx.  All good!  Thanks!

By the way, in an endeavour to get inspiration for writing my most difficult student reports, I had a few gin and tonics.  I think I had a few too many, so I hope this makes sense, and hope I get some inspiration tomorrow, after a good sleep!!
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on November 29, 2011, 11:02:33 am
 :D :D :D  Those reports could make interesting reading then Lellyj.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Lellyj on November 29, 2011, 11:14:50 am
Yes I think it would be safer to stick with writing messages on the forum and try again with report writing tomorrow, JD ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: cookie1 on December 02, 2011, 06:30:42 am
I will have to try this. I usually cook corned beef in my slow cooker.

Lelly, that sounds like a good way to write reports. ;)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Delightful Den on January 08, 2012, 12:24:49 pm
I just made this and it worked great.  The meat was very tender. I cooked cabbage along side the corned beef in the last 30 minutes. I also cooked chat potatoes on the stove top. I was going to put them in the basket in the bowl but wasn't sure how the seasoning in the steaming water would go with the potatoes.

I also made the mustard sauce, DW even tried some and she is not a mustard person.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on January 08, 2012, 12:46:50 pm
I made it again yesterday Dashingden - love it.  Would your little potatoes fit in the varoma tray (might have to cut them in halves).  I made parsley sauce in a mug in the microwave this time - I think I prefer parsley sauce to mustard sauce.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: cookie1 on January 09, 2012, 06:06:55 am
I'll have to try this one day. It may be hard to not do it in the slow cooker though.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on January 10, 2012, 11:10:24 pm
its cooking now  ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on January 11, 2012, 01:00:54 am
Hope you like it Uni - I'm going to be having corned beef so much more often than I have been because of this easy method and clean up afterwards.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: goldfish on January 11, 2012, 01:12:48 am
 ;D ;D ;D Lellyj!  Write those reports now!  Tell it all like it is - don't hold back  Don't proof them!!  Send them home!!!  Maybe a home truth or two and a few wake up calls wouldn't hurt??  What d'you think???? LOL ;D ;D ;D

judydawn - thanks for the corned beef . . . have never cooked it (probably for the same reasons as Lellyj)  but now I'm keen to give it a shot . . . really appreciate that!  Thank you! ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on January 11, 2012, 04:27:16 am
just the way i like it ,thanks JD  ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on January 11, 2012, 06:17:05 am
Easier than your old method Uni?
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on January 11, 2012, 11:56:13 pm
 method what  method  ;D i have only made it about 3 times  :D and only for sandwiches

not sure what frank would think if i serve it for dinner  :-))

p.s i cant stop eating it  ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Lellyj on January 14, 2012, 12:52:41 pm
Quote
Grin Grin Grin Lellyj!  Write those reports now!  Tell it all like it is - don't hold back  Don't proof them!!  Send them home!!!  Maybe a home truth or two and a few wake up calls wouldn't hurt??  What d'you think?Huh? LOL Grin Grin Grin

Ha! Ha! Goldfish, the reports have long been sent home in schoolbags, and I sobered up and wrote them in a politically correct way . . . but the temptation is there to "tell it like it is"!  Actually, I kept in pretty regular contact with the parents in question, and so I'm pretty sure they were all able to "read between the lines", but your comment sure made me smile!
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: goldfish on February 05, 2012, 09:31:02 am
have just made this for the second time tonight, JD . . it just gets better.  thank you so much for posting the recipe and that mustard sauce is to die for . . . . :-* :-* :-*

a quick question . . . is the stock that's left after steaming the meat usable in any way?  Could it be frozen do you think for use later?
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: RoxyS on February 05, 2012, 10:00:25 am
Made this last night. My piece of meat ended up knocking the lid off the Varoma dish so I had to cut it into two pieces. I also decided to make the sauce from the Swedish Meatballs (MotM cookbook) as my DD & DS like it so much - they say it is like a cheese sauce but it doesn't actually have any in it. Did a dairy free version of the sauce so that 7 yr old DD could have some too. I think that due to stopping the cooking and starting the sauce for the last 40 mins, the larger of the two pieces of meat wasn't as well cooked as the smaller one. The veggies were cooked beautifully and with the sauce on top it was a lovely meal. Thanks JD for posting the recipe as I no longer have my pressure cooker so would have had to do it on the stove top otherwise and this was so much easier for cleaning up.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Dublin Girl in Oz on February 05, 2012, 10:26:01 am
Did our corned beef in varoma last week - very happy with how it cooked and I'll do it again.

Thanks

Sylvia
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on February 05, 2012, 11:00:31 am
a quick question . . . is the stock that's left after steaming the meat usable in any way?  Could it be frozen do you think for use later?
I wouldn't keep it for anything goldfish.  It would be quite salty so not suitable for soup or anything in my opinion.  If anyone else has a different thought though, feel free to comment.

Nice to see you are all enjoying it, apart from it tasting good, the clean-up is so much less hassle than a big stock pot plus a dirty stove top.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: dede on February 05, 2012, 11:09:24 am
We don't have corned beef very often , but always enjoy it when we do. I'm not sure if I could fit a big enough corn beef for us in the varoma as usually I get a really big one so there is enough for cold meat sandwiches for a couple of days as well. Maybe when some kids leave home I can do it this way (or should I say if they ever leave home) 😄
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Shazzy on March 17, 2012, 08:19:08 am
Made this last week and my hubby and 2 boys loved it so have another one in for dinner tonight.  Thanks for the recipie JD.  Just wondering - I have in the past when making it the traditional way I kept any leftovers in the water it was cooked in. Can anyone let me know if this is the way it should be done or if it is ok just covered in a dish with glad wrap. Thanks
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on March 17, 2012, 08:50:26 am
I have always just kept the leftover piece on a plate covered with clingwrap Shazzy. 
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Shazzy on March 17, 2012, 08:55:28 am
Thanks Judy that makes it much easier.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Kellie on March 26, 2012, 03:46:40 am
I just stumbled across this recipe and can you believe my DH did the shopping on the weekend as I was working and I found a Corned Silverside in the fridge just BEGGING to be cooked - having it tonight!
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on March 26, 2012, 10:10:42 am
Shazzy i freeze any left overs
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: obbie on March 28, 2012, 06:56:57 am
corn meat fritters are good too.


Robyn
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Shazzy on March 28, 2012, 08:21:04 am
I had never thought of freezing it - my family love eating it cold so probably would never reach the freezer - but great idea thanks.  Also had never thought of fritters - might be a good way next time to use the leftovers if I can resuce them from being eaten first! Thanks
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on April 04, 2012, 03:12:00 am
JD  i managed to get a 1 kg piece of beef and still cooked it for 1 .5 hours its my best one so far so tender and juicy

thanks  :-*

Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on April 04, 2012, 03:32:20 am
I did exactly the same this week Uni - 1 kg for 1.5 hours and mine was the best ever too  ;)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on April 04, 2012, 07:34:31 am
JD i forgot to say that i placed  the beef on some carrots,onion and celery.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: thermo18 on April 04, 2012, 09:50:47 am
Made this today in the basket, it is so tender and moist, I dont think it can get  better than this, best thing is I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow, just have to make a loaf of bread lol
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Cornish Cream on April 17, 2012, 08:48:29 pm
I didn't cook corned beef but I had a go at cooking a piece of gammon in the varoma.Worked extremely well.It weighed 1kg so gave it an initial 60 minutes of cooking. Tested it but not cooked enough so cooked for another 30 minutes. ;D  Definitely do it again this way.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on April 17, 2012, 09:07:34 pm
i googled gammon  :-)) i think frank would like it, i have never seen/heard of  it b4. thanks CC
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Cornish Cream on April 17, 2012, 09:19:17 pm
i googled gammon  :-)) i think frank would like it, i have never seen/heard of  it b4. thanks CC
Gammon is quite common here Uni.We love it cold in sandwiches ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on April 17, 2012, 11:00:58 pm
Another convert - glad it worked well for you CC.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Wonder on April 18, 2012, 03:44:18 am
I'm planing on making this tonight but notice some have cooked In the varoma and others in the basket - has anyone done both and able to give an opinion on which method gives the better result?
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on April 18, 2012, 03:53:22 am
i have tried both wonder, i liked it in the varoma best. 
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Wonder on April 18, 2012, 03:54:02 am
Thanks for the quick response, I'll give the varoma a try.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on April 18, 2012, 03:58:43 am
try and buy a 1kg piece and cook it the full time
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn 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.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Wonder 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.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: KerrynN 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)?

Thanks,
Kerryn
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn 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.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: maddy 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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Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on May 08, 2012, 01:58:02 am
maddy when u do it in the slow cooker do u cover the meat  water. thanks 
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Wonder 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.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: maddy 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  ;)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Amy :-) 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?
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on May 08, 2012, 06:48:00 am
Corned beef or silverside has been immersed in brine for a period of time Amy.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on May 08, 2012, 06:52:52 am
@ maddy, on low or high. thanks  :-*
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: maddy 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.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on May 08, 2012, 07:05:11 am
thanks maddy
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Amy :-) on May 08, 2012, 08:10:21 am
Corned beef or silverside has been immersed in brine for a period of time Amy.

Ah, okay. Thanks JD :-*
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: astarra on May 15, 2012, 02:08:22 am
I found this a day late.  :( We had slow cooker corned silverside last night for tea, is Miss 5's favourite meal. Will have to try it this way next time, which probly won't be that far away, as it is the easiest meal that gets no complaints at all - ever!!!! But TM gets used for the mash that we apparently HAVE to have with corned ss!!!! so he's not forgotten!
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Queen Be on June 28, 2012, 10:15:40 am
Not sure I could give up the slow cooker for this method. I cook corned beef in ginger beer and it's just too yummy to stop.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Gertbysea on June 28, 2012, 10:31:34 am
Not sure I could give up the slow cooker for this method. I cook corned beef in ginger beer and it's just too yummy to stop.

That sounds interesting.  No water,  ginger beer  plus spices? My slow cooker is the oven. When my freezer is  empty I would like to try this as we love ginger here.

Gert
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Queen Be on June 28, 2012, 11:35:53 am
Not sure I could give up the slow cooker for this method. I cook corned beef in ginger beer and it's just too yummy to stop.

That sounds interesting.  No water,  ginger beer  plus spices? My slow cooker is the oven. When my freezer is  empty I would like to try this as we love ginger here.

Gert

I usually just do a good quality ginger beer making sure it's covered which can be up to 2 bottles, if I have spare carrot, celery and onion I will add but I'm not bothered if I don't. I think there is enough flavour from the beer, but adding some cloves or a bay leaf would not go astray. First time I cooked it for my Dad he stood next to the slow cooker just drinking the cooking liquid with a ladle  ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Gertbysea on June 28, 2012, 12:04:46 pm
Not sure I could give up the slow cooker for this method. I cook corned beef in ginger beer and it's just too yummy to stop.

That sounds interesting.  No water,  ginger beer  plus spices? My slow cooker is the oven. When my freezer is  empty I would like to try this as we love ginger here.

Gert


I have never owned a slow cooker so I am thinking. Two bottles of beer with whatever. In a pot covered in  the oven at maybe 100 degrees for 4 hours plus or lower for longer?

Gert
I usually just do a good quality ginger beer making sure it's covered which can be up to 2 bottles, if I have spare carrot, celery and onion I will add but I'm not bothered if I don't. I think there is enough flavour from the beer, but adding some cloves or a bay leaf would not go astray. First time I cooked it for my Dad he stood next to the slow cooker just drinking the cooking liquid with a ladle  ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 11:32:11 am
FINALLY got around to cooking this tonight ;D I had some trouble with the varoma, the lid just kept rattling and making a horrible noise. We resorted to putting pegs on the sides to hold it down :-))
But the meat was beautiful, perfectly cooked, and I did roast potatoes and pumpkin in our Easycook oven to go with it. I also had some very nice locally grown Brussel sprouts which were yummo on the side :)

A great meal, I'll definitely be doing this one again. Thanks Judy :-*
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on July 29, 2012, 11:54:32 am
Is that the lid to your veroma Amy.  How long has it been black, mine is clear ???
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 11:58:25 am
Yes, that is our varoma Judy. The lid has always been black. I promise its not dirt, we do wash it occasionally ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on July 29, 2012, 12:00:40 pm
When did they change it I wonder?  I think I like my clear one better, you can see what's cooking (not that you need to I guess).
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 12:03:36 pm
Well, we got ours in 2006 Judy. When did you get yours? The clear one does sound handy...
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: JulieO on July 29, 2012, 12:06:24 pm
Looks like Amy has the Stainless Steel varoma Judy.  :)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on July 29, 2012, 12:08:53 pm
Amy does the steam run down the sides of the lid?
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 12:13:27 pm
Amy does the steam run down the sides of the lid?

Do you mean does it dribble everywhere? Yes, it does. We end up with puddles all over the bench :-\
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on July 29, 2012, 12:18:25 pm
really Amy  :(
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 12:19:57 pm
Yes, it can get very messy :( And the varoma wobbles around in circles while its cooking, so it spreads the water even further :P
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on July 29, 2012, 12:21:08 pm
if u got rid of the lid and just cover with aluminum foil would that help
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on July 29, 2012, 12:22:43 pm
Of course Julie, silly me didn't even notice the bottom part.  I hate to tell you Amy but the later model is much improved on that varoma you have, no leaks or mess. 
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on July 29, 2012, 12:26:32 pm
i didnt what to tell her that JD lol
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 12:33:32 pm
Oh....
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on July 29, 2012, 12:54:11 pm
You can buy one and it will fit your machine though Amy.  Thermomixer did just that years ago.  Sorry Uni, got to call it as it is.  Besides that, any newcomer thinking of buying a TMX would be put off after reading it makes a mess all over the cupboard.  Vorwerk got it right in the next model.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 29, 2012, 01:01:50 pm
When I purchased my TM it came with the stainless steel varoma but decided to buy the new one.The depth of the new one is better and having a clear domed lid is great for watching things cook in the upper tray :)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Amy :-) on July 29, 2012, 01:13:02 pm
Thats fair enough Judy, and I would rather know anyway. I will talk to mum about ordering one tomorrow.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Gertbysea on July 29, 2012, 11:03:50 pm
It looks upside down to me.

Or not . Not sure if the middle bit is?

(http://img.tapatalk.com/7cba0263-b5a4-a769.jpg)

Gert
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on July 29, 2012, 11:59:30 pm
Gert i was going to say could the be the middle tray and they have not have the lid anymore
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Amy :-) on July 30, 2012, 12:01:40 am
No, its just old-fashioned... :-))

Yours looks a lot nicer Gert :)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Gertbysea on July 30, 2012, 01:07:11 am
I think it is not put together  right. The  top should be the bottom turned up the other way and where is the lid?

Do you stil have three parts Amy. The lid is definitely not in the pic and the handles where the pegs are should turn up not down.
I think this is user error Amy.
 ;D

Gert
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Amy :-) on July 30, 2012, 01:16:06 am
No user error here Gert. The lid is there.
I took some photos for you.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Gertbysea on July 30, 2012, 01:44:45 am
Yup Amy you are right and I am wrong. I have not seen  that flat top before.  Not a good design and  no wonder it drips.

Good for us all to see isn't it ? A picture saves a thousand word.  I say if you are going to use the varoma a lot then you need the new one as that is useless.

Thanks Amy.

Gert
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Amy :-) on July 30, 2012, 05:45:54 am
My pleasure Gert :) I'm glad I posted the photos because now I know I can get a better varoma. So thank you all too!
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: *suzanne* on August 06, 2012, 01:16:02 pm
I did my corned silverside this way tonight and it was wonderful, thank you Judy
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on August 06, 2012, 01:21:49 pm
Glad you enjoyed it suzanne, makes me want to have it again myself.
Title: Re: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: deedub on August 15, 2012, 10:47:41 am
And we have a winner! I discovered I can cook corned beef, the kids discovered they LOVE corned beef, smiles all round! I served it with the mustard sauce which was delicious, although I might try thinning it a bit next time.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on August 15, 2012, 10:50:54 am
Good for you Deedub.  I prefer it with parsley sauce.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: *suzanne* on August 15, 2012, 11:46:47 am
Glad it was a hit Deedub, we have ours with a cheese sauce and DS7 has tomato sauce  :-))
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: achookwoman on August 19, 2012, 10:26:40 pm
Thinking of doing this for Fathers day,  instead of the usual roast lamb.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: SueJen on September 23, 2012, 05:12:16 am
Just cooked this for Jens son, turned out beautifully, will do my own this way now. Added a tablespoon of VSC tastes great.

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Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on September 23, 2012, 05:53:32 am
yum sue
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: SueJen on September 23, 2012, 05:58:53 am
was able to do housework while it was cooking :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: djinni373 on October 14, 2012, 10:49:49 pm
Tried this last night because I didn't take the corned beef out of the freezer early enough to go into the slow cooker :-))
It was lovely with all the steamed veg and a microwaved white/parsley sauce. While I am amazed at the how versatile (and convenient ) the thermie is, I think I'll stick to my slowcooker version as thermie is waaay too busy to be tied up for this long :D
I had a lot of baking for this week's lunches to do and I was up very late last night trying to get everything finished :P
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: teagg on November 10, 2012, 06:09:11 am
Very quick question on this - it's nearly 5.10pm - I've a 1.5kg corned beef in the freezer - could this be supper tonight? Can I steam this from frozen in the TMX and still manage to feed little people before they expire from hunger/tiredness??

Or should I take it to defrost for supper tomorrow night??

Thx
Gillian
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on November 10, 2012, 06:10:18 am
what time is dinner teagg ?
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on November 10, 2012, 06:21:55 am
I'd leave it until it has thawed Gillian as I wouldn't be sure how long to cook it from frozen and it would be quite a late tea for the little ones.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on November 10, 2012, 06:23:55 am
yes way 2 late ,give them some  cereal and bath and off to bed
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: teagg on November 10, 2012, 09:53:11 pm
Thank you for the advice - I got cold feet and decided to try out the tuna mornay instead...
I'll take the meat out to defrost slowly and then have a go at this tonight...
Thx
G
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: consumerate on November 11, 2012, 10:00:43 am
I made this today. Had a 1.4kg piece of meat. After about 1.5 hours I had to add more water because it was almost dry. Looked at it after two hours and decided to give it another 20 minutes because it still seemed a bit tough. Was quite nice. Only downside is that the bowl is a bit challenging to clean. Currently have it sitting with some bicarb paste.  This was one of the triggers for my scrubbie purchase!

Served corned beef with peas and cauliflower and broccoli cheese made with monkeyboyzmum's cheese sauce. I found the mustard flavour much less pronounced a day later and with the brassica.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on November 11, 2012, 04:37:59 pm
i am surprised to read  that consumerate, just a few days ago i cooked my 1.6k piece for 2 hour without adding more water
and never had any problem with the cleaning of the bowl
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: teagg on November 14, 2012, 10:29:20 am
Just to let you know - I made this a 1kg piece - steamed for one hour. Brilliant.
Apparently I am allowed to make this again (!!!)
;-)

The cloves and vinegar really make this!

Thank you so much!
Gillian
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on November 14, 2012, 01:25:00 pm
I have to agree with you teagg and I love pickled pork done this way even more.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Nighteyes_fitz on November 16, 2012, 02:02:45 pm
My Brother in law has requested Corned beef for Christmas Day. I don't eat it so I don't make it. I was wondering if you could make it in the thermie. I am very excited to see that you can!
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Frozzie on December 10, 2012, 08:48:51 am
Made this today with a 1.5 kg piece of meat and cooked for two hours... Exactly as per recipe except hadno cider vinegar on ha d so used malt vinegar.. It worked fine.. I had to pop out but dh added water after the first hour was up and just restarted it for another hour.. I told him to check if it needed it vut he just added it to go back to the 1500 ml line again lol.. Corned beef was beautiful...i also quartered an onion and broke it up and places it on top of the corned meat.. Yum yum!!
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: teagg on December 12, 2012, 10:24:23 pm
I have to agree with you teagg and I love pickled pork done this way even more.

Oh JD - pickled pork sounds very interesting...!!!
I'll go ahunting for the recipe - is it on the forum?
Thx
G
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on December 12, 2012, 11:27:47 pm
I just use this same recipe for the pickled pork Gillian.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Halex on March 07, 2013, 01:37:54 am
Not done in TM as yet.

Today I am just about to put  in 800g piece of silverside, will cook for an hour & then check.   We all love left overs in  toasted sandwches with cheese.

 :)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Halex on March 07, 2013, 04:40:33 am
OK, goodness knows where I went wrong. I am not a fan of steamed meat I must say. It was dry, brown looking & had no taste at all. So i chopped it up in the TM & turning into individual lasagnas for cp tomeat when we have a curry.

No idea why it was so bad ??? :o

Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on March 07, 2013, 04:49:04 am
Hally was your silverside 'Corned Silverside'?  I bought a piece from a different butcher recently and it was totally different to what I buy in Foodland - that piece turned out dry and brown as well but real corned silverside should be a lovely pink colour like the picture in my first posting in this thread.
Title: Re: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: *suzanne* on March 07, 2013, 04:50:51 am
that's no good Hally,  I have done it this way quite a few times and always have success not sure what  may have happened to yours
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Halex on March 07, 2013, 04:59:28 am
Hally was your silverside 'Corned Silverside'?  I bought a piece from a different butcher recently and it was totally different to what I buy in Foodland - that piece turned out dry and brown as well but real corned silverside should be a lovely pink colour like the picture in my first posting in this thread.

Maybe JD, it looked normal before it went in, but not when it came out, it didnt string either so I couldnt  pull it. Its grwat in the lasagna, cp or lr would never know the difference, it tastes better than mince :)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on March 07, 2013, 05:33:41 am
At least it wasn't wasted Hally.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Halex on March 07, 2013, 05:34:16 am
Yes tapatalk working, yay, go H go H

My failure is now 4 of these & some in the freezer.
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Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on March 07, 2013, 05:40:15 am
Are they your new individual dishes Hally?  Good to see tapatalk working for you, did you do anything or did it just decide to work itself?
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Halex on March 07, 2013, 05:42:43 am
Yes they are, they might be a bit big, we will,see, if so can share with a salad.

I uninstalled it, reinstalled, logged in again, yesterday I could  read posts today I can post.

I made the sauce rich & the white sauce has cheese in it, the taste is really good :)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: cookie1 on March 07, 2013, 10:21:10 am
They look lovely Hally. I'm glad tapatalk is working for you again.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Jadey on March 07, 2013, 10:50:07 am
What a great idea to turn it into Lasagne well done Hally yumm

Jadey :)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Halex on March 07, 2013, 11:14:22 am
Thanks guys. I put the tastleless meat into the TM speed 5 for a few seconds, made a rich tomato sauce, then added the meat. Made edc bechamel, added cheese, made up the lasagna & used parmesan  on the top & the taste was really good. Hate waste so good to use in another way :)
Great lasagnas :)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Thermo Mrs on March 15, 2013, 12:51:59 am
We have got this in the thermie for lunch at the moment, smells great! My TMX will only let me select 60 minutes as the maximum cooking time. Obviously I will just set it for another 60 minutes after the initial time runs out but I was just wondering if I was doing something wrong and maybe it can be set for a longer cooking time?  ???
Title: Re: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: *suzanne* on March 15, 2013, 01:02:54 am
your not doing anything wrong 60 minutes is the longest but it's good because you can check the level of liquid and refill if necessary, enjoy it really is delicious ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Thermo Mrs on March 15, 2013, 01:22:33 am
Thanks Suzanne, good idea about checking the water. I'll make sure I do that before I restart it :)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Wonder on March 15, 2013, 02:08:15 am
Hally those lasagne look and sounds great. I've only tried cooking my corned beef this way once and wasnt' a fan and had a similar result to yours. I just do it in the slow or pressure cooker.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: jo_nz on April 06, 2013, 10:44:57 pm
I just made this for the first time last night, and it was wonderful!  We all love corned beef here, but this was SO tender.  I made the mustard sauce to go with it, which was well liked by the adults (my mum was here for tea too), but the kids wouldn't try it  :-))

I'll definitely be making this again - the meat was $7 for 1.5kg, and we had just under half left over for sandwiches, so great value.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Halex on April 07, 2013, 01:19:30 am
Hally those lasagne look and sounds great. I've only tried cooking my corned beef this way once and wasnt' a fan and had a similar result to yours. I just do it in the slow or pressure cooker.

I am with you wonder, wont be doing it that way again.

The lasagnas were really good, thx Wonder :)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: goldfish on April 07, 2013, 02:10:33 am
We were doing the varoma method last winter... Loved it! Might try it in the slow cooker to see any difference... Still not game enough to invest in a pressure cooker ;)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on April 07, 2013, 09:47:46 pm
GF come over and have a play with mine b4 u buy one. i am   buying a few more whlie a i am in bali next month for my girls   
Title: Re: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: goldfish on April 07, 2013, 10:16:26 pm
Would love to Uni... But I'm warning you.. They scare the heck out of me.. I'd probably be watching you from the front door!!! lol
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: fundj&e on April 08, 2013, 03:17:01 am
you mean from the back door  ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: goldfish on April 08, 2013, 03:20:00 am
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Allegra21 on June 03, 2013, 11:04:54 pm
Hi! Just a question about cooking the corned beef in the varoma tray. Is it ok that it covers up all the holes? My piece is 1.5 kg and sure to block all the holes. Will the bit above the holes cook quicker and get tougher?
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on June 03, 2013, 11:17:15 pm
Allegra, you can place your meat onto an egg ring to ensure the holes are not all covered.  The meat seems to cook evenly but if you are worried about it, you could turn the meat halfway through.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Allegra21 on June 03, 2013, 11:53:35 pm
Thank you, what a good idea. My hubby is a corned beef fan so I hope it turns out nicely  :)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: kmw on July 19, 2013, 01:13:10 pm
Made this for dinner tonight & it worked out great. I had a 1kg piece & cooked in the varoma for 60 mins, then another 30 min at which point I added potatoes & carrots & then cabbage at 15 mins. I already had a cheese sauce in the freezer so used this to keep it simple.

It was easy & what I liked the best was having a complete meal at the end with 1 dish. The only problem was it caught on the bottom in a couple of places not sure why ... used speed 3.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on July 19, 2013, 02:03:22 pm
Kmw, after the first 60 minutes of cooking did you check that there was still plenty of liquid in the bowl.  It could pay to add some more boiling water at that stage as the more concentrated the water and meat juices become, the more chance there is of it catching.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: kmw on July 20, 2013, 06:30:35 am
It did look ok but I will try adding more water next time, I still have half the piece in the freezer to use.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: peterseaford on February 25, 2014, 06:40:28 am
usually cook our corned beef in the Dream Pot - but followed your instructions and it turned out beautiful.

cooked cabbage and some spuds in the basket and carrots , beetroot and celery in the veroma - as you said in the last 30 minutes.

found it interesting that the corned beef got larger when cooking . after 1.5 hrs the internal temperature of our beef was 85c so well cooked but moist and a pleasure to serve.

thanks very much - will do that again

regards  peter
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on February 25, 2014, 08:03:27 am
I'm glad you enjoyed it Peter.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: athsstar on March 24, 2014, 07:04:45 am
Made this last night as my first all in one meal, as well as first varoma steamed meat dish, very very successful for me with spuds, pumpkin, carrot and beans for 1 in the varoma for last 30 mins.  and lovely tender meat.
now to find more recipes like this to try.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on March 24, 2014, 08:02:33 am
Have a look in the all-in-one recipes athsstar.  Glad you enjoyed the corned beef.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: jessie36 on April 20, 2014, 10:36:08 pm
We love our corned meat and this looks like a winner, I usually do mine in the slower cooker and its fine this sounds so much better.

thanks for the encouragement ;D
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: Kimmyh on July 14, 2014, 11:59:58 am
I've used this recipe twice now and love it. Very easy method. I also made the mustard sauce which is perfect with the beef. A very simple dinner with lots of flavour. Will be making it more often. Thanks Judy.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: judydawn on July 14, 2014, 12:07:39 pm
No worries Kimmy, glad you enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: bobbreck on October 10, 2014, 12:49:16 pm
Yesterday cooked 1kg silverside in the Varoma.  Last 30 mins added a couple of potatoes and two carrots (I live alone).  Turned out beautifully.  Will certainly be doing it again   :)
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: cookie1 on October 10, 2014, 02:10:27 pm
It tStes amazing doesn't it?
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: troupie on October 11, 2014, 04:06:32 am
Just came across this and wanted a corned beef sandwich and of course will now have to go and buy a piece. I cook the meat in the slow cooker and make a sauce at the end.

1 tin of pineapple pieces and put half the juice in the meat towards the end of cooking. Mix the rest of the tin with 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/4 ts pepper or just one good grind, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 ts mustard (any) and 2 TB raisins or sultanas. Stud a few cloves in the almost cooked meat and put in a casserole dish, pour over the mixed sauce ingredients and bake in moderate oven for about 30 minutes; baste a couple of times with syrup from bottom of dish. When ready you can put meat in thermo server and add a small amount of cornflour to sauce to thicken and then serve with meat.

Hope that is not too long winded but it tastes good and is also nice on a sandwich the next day if any left.
Title: Re: Varoma steamed Corned Beef
Post by: cookie1 on October 25, 2014, 06:52:37 am
We love corn beef and pickle sandwiches.