Instant Pot Corned Beef

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Instant Pot Corned Beef – make the most tender and delicious corned beef in your pressure cooker! Completely with potatoes, cabbage and carrots for the perfect St Patrick’s Day dinner.

Whether you are Irish or not you are going to want to make this corned beef recipe for St. Patrick’s Day this year. Or really any day. I am not sure why corned beef is really a one night of year food in the United States. It is so good, it really should be enjoyed way more often.

Instant Pot Corned Beef is such an easy and fool-proof method, you will come back to it year after year!

corned beef on a plate with cooked carrots, potatoes, and cabbage

 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Super easy to make with very little hands on work.
  • The most tender, juicy, and delicious corned beef without having to let it cook all day long!
  • Carrots, potatoes and cabbage also cook in the liquid from the corned beef, so it is like they have all cooked together, but nothing gets over cooked or mushy.

Corned Beef & Cabbage

For St Patrick’s Day a traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage is very much a custom with most of the United States. You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this meal either, it is a tradition for many non-Irish families as well.

I have made Sous Vide Corned Beef before and it as one of my all time favorite things. But since most people don’t have a way to cook sous vide, we are turning to the Instant Pot, which is much more common. Like with most Instant Pot recipes, you will get a perfectly cooked, super tender, juicy, and delicious piece of meat.

conred beef in the instant pot with onions and garlic

What Is Corned Beef

Corned beef is the flat part of a brisket. So it is a big tough muscle that has a lot of intermuscular fat. It is one of those cuts that you really want to cook for a long time to get it nice and tender. It will take about 90 minutes to cook the beef in the pressure cooker, but it does come out perfect every time!

When you buy the corned beef package from the store, it will contain the brisket roast that is in a brining liquid. And in the bag should be a packet of spices. Be sure to discard the liquid in the bag, but save the spices, they will be used to flavor the meat.

vegetables in the instant pot

What You’ll Need

  • Beef Broth
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Corned Beef Brisket
  • Baby Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
sliced corned beef on a cutting board

How To Make Instant Pot Corned Beef

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  1. Fill the base of your Instant Pot with beef broth and then place the trivet in the bottom.
  2. Open the bag of the corned beef brisket and pour out all of the liquid, but save the packet of spices. Pat the brisket dry and sprinkle the spices over the meat, use your hands to rub it over the meat and make sure it sticks. Place the piece of meat on the trivet in the Instant Pot.
  3. Add smashed cloves of garlic and chopped onion around the sides.
  4. Close and lock the lid, and cook for 90 minutes under high pressure.
  5. Once the cook time is up, use the quick release method to unlock the pressure cooker.
  6. Carefully remove the meat, and cover with foil to keep warm.
  7. Remove the trivet and all but 1 cup of liquid from the pressure cooker. Add the chopped carrots, potatoes and cabbage to the pot. Cover, lock the lid and cook for 5 minutes under high pressure.
  8. Use the quick release method to unlock.
  9. Slice your meat against the grain and serve with the cooked vegetables.
corned beef and cabbage on a plate

Recipe Tips

  • If you want to speed things up a little, you can cook the vegetables separately, so when you take the meat out everything is done. But you do not want to cook the vegetables along with the corned beef in the Instant Pot or they will be grossly over cooked. It does come back up to pressure quickly though, because the liquid is boiling hot.
  • When you slice your corned beef, you want to slice against the grain. This will give you the most tender cut of meat.
  • For the potatoes, pick a baby potato that is a more waxy potato. They will not break down quite as much while cooking.
  • You can use baby carrots for this, but I think that whole carrots that you peel and chop just taste so much better, so that is what is called for in the recipe.
  • Let the meat rest while the vegetables are cooking. This will let all of the juices redistribute, and when you go to slice it you shouldn’t have juices running everywhere.
looking down on a cutting board with sliced corned beef and vegetables

What Goes With Corned Beef

You pretty much have a full meal with the vegetables and the meat. But if you don’t want to make the potatoes and carrot part, you don’t have to! Or maybe you just make potatoes. Totally up to you!

Storage

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the fridge. It is great to turn into sandwiches with a little sauerkraut and thousand island dressing for a quick Rueben sandwich!

close up sliced corned beef for pinterest

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close up sliced corned beef on a plate
5 from 1 vote

Instant Pot Corned Beef

By Erin
Instant Pot Corned Beef – make the most tender and delicious corned beef in your pressure cooker! Completely with potatoes, cabbage and carrots for the perfect St Patrick's Day dinner.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 35 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3-4 pound corned beef brisket
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups chopped cabbage

Instructions 

  • Fill the base of your Instant Pot with beef broth and then place the trivet in the bottom.
  • Open the bag of the corned beef brisket and pour out all of the liquid, but save the packet of spices. Pat the brisket dry and sprinkle the spices over the meat, use your hands to rub it over the meat and make sure it sticks. Place the piece of meat on the trivet in the Instant Pot.
  • Add smashed cloves of garlic and chopped onion around the sides.
  • Close and lock the lid, and cook for 90 minutes under high pressure.
  • Once the cook time is up, use the quick release method to unlock the pressure cooker.
  • Carefully remove the meat, and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Remove the trivet and all but 1 cup of liquid from the pressure cooker. Add the chopped carrots, potatoes and cabbage to the pot. Cover, lock the lid and cook for 5 minutes under high pressure.
  • Use the quick release method to unlock.
  • Slice your meat against the grain and serve with the cooked vegetables.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 609kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 555mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 609
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4 Comments

    1. Corned beef is a prepackaged cut of meat in a brining solution that you buy from the store. It is part of a brisket. But when you go to the store, looked for “corned beef” i the meat department, it is airtight sealed bag.