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Topside in slow cooker, overcooked, what did I do wrong?

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cheesenpickle Sun 15-Sep-19 15:26:44

I've just cooked 1kg of topside in a slow cooker, it's been on low for 5 hours. So it's meant to flake away and be lovely and moist. Well it isn't it's dry, what have I done wrong. I'm assuming I've cooked it too long ? How long would give me lovely moist meat?

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PoppingOneOutIn2020 Sun 15-Sep-19 15:29:39

How did you prep? Did you own fry to brown it first? Add any seasoning? Add any stock?

PoppingOneOutIn2020 Sun 15-Sep-19 15:30:20

Forgot to add, I dont have any advice but the same bloody thing happens to me. Every. Single. Time.

I thought a slow cooker was fool proof. I must just be a massive fool.

cheesenpickle Sun 15-Sep-19 16:58:08

Everything I read reckoned it was foolproof method of cooking a joint. Clearly not! Glad it's not just me. I sealed it , sat it on carrots, onions and celery and put a mug of stock in. It should in.theory be lovely.

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bikinibottommuffintop Sun 15-Sep-19 17:00:00

Topside doesn’t have enough fat for slow cooking. Brisket or shin much better

cheesenpickle Sun 15-Sep-19 17:49:30

I did see some slow cooked recipes for topside. I know brisket slow cooks better but I wasn't on banking on the topside being so dry. I'm just wondering for a kg of topside how long should it be done approx.

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Kaz2200 Mon 16-Sep-19 13:02:28

Have you eaten it all, if its dry I would wait until is cold and have it sliced really thinly with chips and chutney.

cheesenpickle Mon 16-Sep-19 17:32:20

It wasn't too bad actually smothered with gravy. Maybe next time I just need to cook it for half the time and keep checking it I guess.

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Wolfiefan Mon 16-Sep-19 17:34:12

Did you add liquid to the slow cooker? I always do and turn the meat over half way through cooking.

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