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Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

This Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage is made right in your pressure cooker and is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations or just a classic meal. This beef brisket is served tender with delicious vegetables.

corned beef, carrots, and cabbage on a white plate

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raw corned beef, fresh cabbage, fresh carrots, garlic, and broth on a flat surface

What is Corned Beef

Are corned beef and brisket the same thing? The short answer is no. Corned beef is brisket that is cured/brined/seasoned first. Corned beef is also used in Reuben sandwiches. Traditional brisket looks like a huge roast and is generally smoked.

collage photo showing corned beef in an Instant Pot

Why is it Eaten on St. Patrick’s Day?

According to the Kitchn and Why We Eat Corned Beef on St. Patty’s Day, years ago, the newly immigrated Irish to the US were used to eating salt pork back at home, its nearest counterpart, bacon, was prohibitively expensive in the U.S. Corned beef was much cheaper.

It was paired with cabbage and potatoes because, again, CHEAP!

collage photo showing corned beef in an Instant Pot

Where to Buy Corned Beef

I purchased my corned beef at Costco. This is usually my go-to spot for large cuts of meat. Costco will usually only have it around St. Patrick’s Day, so during other times of the year you may have head to a local butcher or ask your local store if they carry it.

Do You Rinse it Before Cooking?

I don’t rinse the corned beef. Many do because the meat has been brined in salt. Rinsing it first will remove any excess salt. The meat has been cured with salt so if you do choose to rinse it, that should not remove the flavor.

cooked corned beef on a cutting board

How to Make Instant Pot Corned Beef

  1. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot.
  2. Add the corned beef, chicken stock, and garlic to the pot.
  3. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal. Pressure Cook.
  4. Keep the liquid from the beef in the pot. Add the sliced onions, carrots, and cabbage to the pot. Cook for 5 minutes on Manual > High-Pressure cooking.
  5. Quick-release the steam when the pot indicates it is finished.
  6. Serve the corned beef with the cabbage and carrots.

How Long to Cook

Cook the beef for 90 minutes with a 10 minute natural release of steam.

Do You Put it in the Pot Fat Side Up or Down?

Typically you will find this doesn’t matter. The fat will run throughout both sides of the meat.

Texture/Is it Tender?

Brisket is a tough cut of meat if it isn’t cooked long and slow or in a pressure cooker. When cooking meat in the Instant Pot, you should always allow for a natural release of steam. Do not quick release. A quick release will result in tough meat.

What to Serve with the Dish

Air Fryer Garlic Bread
Southern Style Homemade Cornbread
Air Fryer Hush Puppies
Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

More Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Brisket
Instant Pot Pulled Pork
Instant Pot Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats
Instant Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup
Instant Pot Chicken, Seafood, and Sausage Gumbo
Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto with Vegetables and Parmesan

Save your leftovers and make Instant Pot Corned Beef Reuben Sandwiches!

corned beef, carrots, and cabbage on a white plate
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5 from 12 votes

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

This Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage is made right in your pressure cooker and is perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations or just a classic meal. This beef brisket is served tender with classic vegetables.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Instant Pot corned beef, Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage, pressure cooker corned beef
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 377kcal

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pound corned beef brisket
  • 1 head green cabbage chopped into 5-6 chunks
  • 3 cups baby carrots
  • 2-3 cups low-sodium chicken stock I used 3
  • 2-3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 onion sliced

Instructions

  • Place the trivet in the Instant Pot. This is the metal component that comes with the Instant Pot
  • Add the corned beef, chicken stock, and garlic to the pot.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal. Cook for 90 minutes on Manual > High-Pressure Cooking.
  • Do not perform a quick release when the Instant Pot indicates it is finished. Allow the steam to release naturally for 10 minutes.
  • Release the steam. Open the pot and remove the beef. Set aside.
  • Keep the liquid from the beef in the pot. Add the sliced onions, carrots and cabbage to the pot. Cook for 5 minutes on Manual > High-Pressure cooking.
  • Quick release the steam when the pot indicates it is finished.
  • Serve the corned beef with the cabbage and carrots.

Video

Notes

You can also pair red potatoes with this recipe.
I did not use the seasoning packet that came with the corned beef. You are welcome to use it, but the ingredients above provide immense flavor since the beef is already brined.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 20g
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Recipe Rating




Allison

Monday 29th of March 2021

Soooo easy and so delicious! I'm mad we didn't stock up on corned beef from Costco while we had the chance. Will have to remember to next year, because this needs to be made at least once a month!

staysnatched

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

I love the sound of that!

Alexa

Friday 19th of March 2021

Thank you for this recipe! It’s so insanely easy and the corned beef came out perfectly! I did a flat cut and a point cut at the same time and both were super tender and moist. The weight between the two was closer to 5 pounds and it still worked great! I tried it with Savoy cabbage just to see and it was a little mushy, but that’s on me since it’s thinner leaves. Probably best to stick with the green cabbage in the recipe. Lol Can’t wait to use the recipe again! Thanks!

staysnatched

Monday 22nd of March 2021

I'm glad you found it easy.

Erin

Friday 19th of March 2021

This was delicious and so easy. We ate this all the time when I was growing up, but I have never tried making it myself. I made this for the family and it was a huge hit!

staysnatched

Friday 19th of March 2021

Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it.

mrsweid

Thursday 18th of March 2021

Made this 3/17/21. This was so delicious and so easy to make. We had a busy evening so this instant pot recipe cooked while we gsd. Used the corned beef to make Reuben sandwiches. Whole fam loved it. Will definitely make again. Thank you for another delicious time saving meal!!

staysnatched

Friday 19th of March 2021

Awesome. So glad the family loved it.

Taryn

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Made this for St Patrick's Day. I had a smaller brisket (about 2 lbs) and smoked it for 3 hours beforehand. Cut the cooking time by about 20 minutes since it was smaller but followed everything else and it turned out great!

staysnatched

Thursday 18th of March 2021

That sounds good! Glad you enjoyed it.