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Corned Beef with White Onion Sauce

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Irish


Corned Beef with White Onion Sauce is a simple boiled sliced corned beef silverside served with a creamy white sauce made out of onions, cream and milk.



Corned Beef

  • 1 1/2 kg corned silverside
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 2 pcs bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar

White Onion Sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cup cups milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


Corned Beef

  1. In a pot combine all ingredients and cover it with water.
  2. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Using low heat simmer for 2 hours or until the meat is very tender.
  3. Remove from heat and leave the meat inside until cooled down.
  4. Once cooled down cut the beef into thick slices, set aside.

White Onion Sauce

  1. In a saucepan add butter and onions, cook while stirring continuously in low heat until onions are soft.
  2. Slowly sprinkle in flour and cook until it forms a roux.
  3. Gradually add milk and cream then bring to a boil, stir in nutmeg then simmer in low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.