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Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

This amazing Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage recipe is the best way to serve this traditional meal! You will be able to enjoy a hearty meal on the table in a fraction of the time!

Are you looking for an easy and delicious corned beef and cabbage recipe? Well, look no further than this amazing Instant Pot version! 

With just a few simple ingredients, you can have the best corned beef that is tender and flavorful, while the cabbage gets soft and sweet.

Thanks to the Instant Pot’s ability to cook food faster (and more efficiently) than the traditional way like boiling or in the slow cooker, your dinner will be ready in less than half the time it would take with other cooking techniques. 

Corned beef and cabbage is a classic Irish meal served on St. Patrick’s Day, but this easy recipe can be enjoyed any time of year when you are looking for comfort food! 

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What kind of cut of beef is Corned Beef?

Corn beef is a cut of beef that’s been cured in brine (salt water) mixed with herbs and spices. The most popular version is made from brisket, but other cuts such as round or silverside can also be used.


Ingredients you will need:

  • 6 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2 small (or 1 medium) yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 c. beef broth
  • 1 cup of water 
  • 2½ – 4 pound corned beef brisket with pickling spices
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 5 large carrots, cut into strips
  • 1 lbs. red potatoes, quartered
  • ½ large cabbage head, sliced into large wedges
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Instructions

Mince the garlic and dice the onion. Add them with the bay leaves to the bottom of the instant pot. Pour broth and water on top. 

Place trivet inside the container with the handles positioned up for easy removal. 

Place brisket with the fat side down on the trivet and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Sprinkle spice packet on top of the brisket.

Add the lid and lock into place. Set the vent to “Sealing” and select the manual release button. Adjust to the “High” setting and set timer to 85 minutes.

While your corned beef is cooking, prep the carrots, baby potatoes, and cabbage. 

When your corned beef is finished cooking, using the trivet, lift it out of the instant pot. Transfer to a platter, set aside and keep warm by covering with aluminum foil.

Add the trivet back into your instant pot and add the carrots, potatoes, and cabbage on top. Cover and lock lid into place. Set the vent to “Sealing” and select the “Manual” button. Adjust cook time to 3 minutes.

Transfer the cooked vegetables to the serving platter with the corned beef. Slice the beef against the grain on a cutting board and serve immediately along with the vegetables.

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Can I use frozen corned beef in the instant pot? 

Yes. A good rule of thumb is to cook your frozen meat with a 50% longer cooking time.

What to do with Leftover Corned Beef

Refrigerate leftover corned beef in an airtight container. The whole family can enjoy leftovers in the from of beef hash or on a sandwich with swiss cheese and mustard seed.

What to Serve with Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

This meal typically consists of corned beef brisket cooked in a savory herb broth with cabbage and potatoes. But there are many other side dishes that can be served with corned beef and cabbage. Here are some ideas:

Give this easy corned beef recipe a try today! Find more Easy Instant Pot Recipes.

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Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 28 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 58 minutes
This amazing Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage recipe is the best way to serve this traditional meal! You will be able to enjoy a hearty meal on the table in a fraction of the time!

Ingredients

  • 6 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced

  • 2 small (or 1 medium) yellow onions, chopped 

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 c. chicken or beef broth, preferably organic

  • 1 c. water
2½ - 4 pound corned beef brisket with spice pack 

  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 5 large carrots, cut into strips

  • 1 lbs. red potatoes, quartered

  • ½ large cabbage head, sliced

Instructions

1. Add garlic, onion, and bay leaves to Instant Pot® container and pour the broth and water on top. Place the trivet that comes with the Instant Pot® inside the container with the handles positioned up for easy removal. 


2. Place the brisket fat-side down on the trivet and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Sprinkle the spice packet that came with the brisket on top. 


3. Add the lid and lock into place. Set the vent to “Sealing” and select the “Manual” button. Adjust to the “High” setting and set the cook time to 85 minutes. 


4. When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before doing a quick release on any remaining pressure. Remove brisket by carefully lifting the trivet out by the handles (using potholders) and transfer to a platter. Set aside and keep warm.

5. Return the trivet to the Instant Pot® and add the carrots, potatoes, and cabbage on top. Cover and lock lid into place. Set the vent to “Sealing” and select the “Manual” button. Adjust cook time to 3 minutes.

6. When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes before doing a quick release on the remaining pressure. 


7. Transfer the cooked vegetables to the serving platter with the corned beef. Slice the beef against the grain and serve immediately along with the vegetables. Enjoy!

Notes

Time-Saving Tip: Prep the carrots, potatoes, and cabbage after the beef is already cooking.

What to do with Leftover Corned Beef

Refrigerate leftover corned beef in an airtight container. The whole family can enjoy leftovers in the from of beef hash or on a sandwich with swiss cheese and mustard seed.

Can I use frozen corned beef in the instant pot? 

Yes. A good rule of thumb is to cook your frozen meat with a 50% longer cooking time.

What to Serve with Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

This meal typically consists of corned beef brisket cooked in a savory herb broth with cabbage and potatoes. But there are many other side dishes that can be served with corned beef and cabbage. Here are some ideas:

-Roasted vegetables such as carrots, parsnips, Brussels sprouts, or potatoes

-Rye bread or Irish soda bread

-Green salad

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