Why Is It Called Silverside Round Beef?
Angus Silverside Round Beef Roasting Joint Silverside round is a term used in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand for a cut of meat from the hindquarter of cattle, just above the leg cut. It gets its name because of the “silver wall” on the side of the cut, a long fibrous “skin” of connective tissue which has to be removed as it is too tough to eat.
Silverside Round is boned out from the top along with the topside and thick flank. It is usually prepared as a 2nd class roasting joint. It may also be thinly sliced for minute steaks, beef olives, or split in two to produce a salmon-cut.
In South Africa, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, Silverside Round Beef is the cut of choice for making corned beef, so much so that the name “silverside” is often used to refer to corned beef rather than any other form of the cut.
The common method of preparation is being boiled & left simmering for several hours. With the addition of onions, potatoes & other vegetables this results in a meal that is effectively identical to the New England boiled dinner.
In South Africa this cut of meat is often used to make biltong (a form of dried, cured meat).
Angus Silverside Round Beef Roasting Joint
In most parts of the U.S. Silverside is known as outside bottom round as traditionally, a hindquarter is laid on the cutting table with the outside down or to the bottom, as opposed to the inside being on top. In the U.S. it is also known as a rump roast, which means something different in countries using the British Beef cut scheme.
Our Angus Silverside is suitable for stewing, braising and pot-roasting but, in the UK, it is usually sold as a roasting joint.
How long should you cook Silverside Beef For?
If you like rare beef cook the joint for 20 minutes per 450g plus 20 minutes, for a medium result cook the meat for 25 minutes per 450g plus 25 minutes and for a well done joint cook it for 30 minutes per 450g plus 30 minutes. Baste the meat regularly during cooking. Here are some quick Roasting Top Tips