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TM5 Clone of Silverside in the Varoma



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  • 1 lean silverside, 1 - 2 kgs - to fit comfortably in Varoma Dish
  • 1 - 2 onions, whole

Cooking liquid

  • 1 onion, Halved
  • 1 stick Celery, Roughly chopped
  • 1 Large carrot, Roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar (malt or white)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves, Optional
  • to taste whole cloves, Optional
  • to taste Whole Peppercorns, Optional
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Vegetable Stock Paste (BCB)
  • 1500 g hot water
  • parsley stalks


  • 400 g Reserved cooking liquid, Strained
  • 50 g Butter or Margarine
  • 40 g plain flour
  • 100 g Milk or cream, Optional
  • 1-2 tbsp mustard, I tend to only use 1-2tsp, add to taste


  • 3-4 potatoes, Quartered
  • 1 sweet potato, Chunks
  • pumpkin, Chunks
  • Other vegetables of your choice, Broccoli, capsicum, cauliflower, beans etc
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Cooking your Silverside
  1. Place onion, carrot, celery, into Thermomix bowl and chop for 3sec/sp5

    add bayleaf, brown sugar, vinegar, peppercorns, cloves and parsley stalks, veg stock concentrate and water into Thermomix bowl

    place lid into position




  2. Rinse piece of silverside well , under cold water -

    Place silverside into varoma dish. Ensure that there is plenty of room around the sides to allow the steam to come through the holdes in the Varoma tray. Please be aware that the meat will swell as it cooks. 

    I use a few egg rings under the silverside to lift.

    Add onion to varoma.

    cook - 90min/Varoma/sp2


  3. NOTE - Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your silverside . General rule of thumb is to cook for 30 minutes per 500 grams.

    I usually cook a piece approx 1.5kg

    After the 90 minutes is up - check water levels. There must be at least 500g water per half hour of steaming time to come. Check that there is still plenty of room for the steam to escape through the holes in the Varoma tray.

    Reset Varoma temperature and add extra time as required by the weight of your silverside Sp2.

    OPTIONAL- add an extra 20 - 30 minutes on varoma temperature -speed 2. I find adding this extra time helps make the silverside very tender. (I usually skip this option)

  4. Add your prepared vegetables of choice to the varoma dish - placing around silverside  (harder vegeatbles at the bottom)

    Top up water in bowl if neccesary.

    Restart 30min/Varoma/sp2

    Once vegetables are cooked - set aside in thermoserver to keep warm

    Wrap meat in alfoil to keep extra hot.

  5. Strain the liquid from the thermomix bowl, discarding solids and reserving liquid.

  6. Cooking your Sauce
  7. Place strained cooking liquid, milk, butter(softened), flour and mustard into mixing bowl and cook 12min/100deg/sp3


  8. Slice silverside and serve with Vegetables and sauce


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As stated at the side, this is a TM5 variation only of Tanya Brennan's amazing corn silverside recipe. It is simply using the extended cook times that are available on the tm5. Please refer to her recipe for extra hints and tips and leave your comments there. //www.recipecommunity.com.au/recipes/silverside-varoma/108131

We love silverside done in the varoma - so much easier than on the stove - as i could never get the heat to be gentle enough.

Our meat is always lovely and tender - but it will depend on your silverside itself.

we either purchase from a reputable local butcher - or have also found the lean Silversides  from Coles to be very good also

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  • This recipe is a complete

    Submitted by Kirrilly on 17. October 2016 - 20:00.

    This recipe is a complete rip-off copy of Tanya Brennans very popular Silverside in the Varoma.


    You should be ashamed.

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  • The best and easiest

    Submitted by Robyngm on 20. August 2016 - 13:36.

    The best and easiest silverside I have ever cooked. Yummy!

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  • This dish was beautiful.

    Submitted by Froschauer on 28. February 2016 - 20:33.

    This dish was beautiful. Lovely and tender, a hit with all the family, thank you for sharing.

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  • first time using the

    Submitted by HFawcett on 21. January 2016 - 19:43.

    first time using the varoma....and all I can say is it turned out awesome! Cant say thank you enough for sharing the recipe! Love


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  • This recipe ensures the meat

    Submitted by Myffanwy on 11. July 2015 - 11:54.

    This recipe ensures the meat is lovely and tender with a wonderful taste.  Thanks for sharing it.


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  • Great recipe- delicious sauce

    Submitted by Janelle16 on 26. April 2015 - 20:54.

    Great recipe- delicious sauce . I steamed potatoes and turned them into mash in the bowl after pouring the cooking liquid through the basket into a bowl. Didn't clean out the bowl from the mash to make the sauce. Worked beautifully!

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