Why only cook corned beef once a year? It is so darn delicious and simple in the Instant Pot! Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage is going to be your new go to from here on out!
My house is a weird house. Corned Beef is a staple, not just on St. Patrick’s Day! We love it for some reason. I usually stock up my freezer when they go on sale around St. Patrick’s Day then cook them through out the year. My only complaint about cooking yummy corned beef is how LONG it takes both in the crock pot or on the stove.
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I figured, what better time to conquer Corned Beef and Cabbage in my love (AKA the Instant Pot)! I refuse to be standing over the stove our hovering over the crock pot!
As with everything that goes along with the Instant Pot, it was a bit of a learning process at first to prefect corned beef and cabbage. I originally threw everything in the pot and cooked it on manual for 45 minutes. As you can imagine, my 2.5 pound corned beef was not done and everything else was just mush.
My second attempt went a little better but was still not up to par. I just looked at these like a learning experience and was able to prefect it the third time around.
Tips from my fails:
- If your corned beef is frozen, cook it in the Instant Pot on manual high pressure for about 34 minutes a pound
- Only use LOW Sodium broth or your going to end up with a salt lick
- If your meat is not to the consistence you like it, just close the Instant pot and put it back on manual high pressure for 15 minutes intervals.
- Cook the veggies last or they are going to be soup!
- Cooking your veggies in the broth mixture tastes equally as delicious as boiling them with the meat.
If you love St. Patrick’s day or are just a fan of delicious corned beef, you need to try this recipe ASAP! Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage is a win-win-win.
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
All you need are a few simple ingredients!
Throw corned beef and spice package into pot with the broth and water. Cook on manual high pressure for 85 minutes.
When timer goes off do a quick release and remove the meat.
Add veggies into the broth mixture and cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes. When timer is up preform a quick release. Serve with a side of mustard and enjoy!
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
- 2.5 lb corned beef
- 1 head cabbage
- 4-5 carrots cut into chunks
- 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
- 1 cup water
- Throw corned beef and spice package into pot with the broth and water. Cook on manual high pressure for 85 minutes.
- When timer goes off do a quick release and remove the meat.
- Add veggies into the broth mixture and cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes. When timer is up preform a quick release.
- Serve with a side of mustard and enjoy!
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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I love the tenderness of the corn beef, but even using reduce sodium broth made it salty. The cabbage and carrots were perfectly cooked and seasoned. I will use this one again but maybe eliminating broth and using water. Thank you for the recipe.
Yum! Ok I did make one change. I used only water and not broth. The meat is perfectly seasoned. I cooked from frozen and yes 30 minutes per pound was perfect for fall-apart meet! Hmmm I wonder about a light gravy? What do you think? A light be’chamel or as mom would call it a “milk gravy”? Not a heavy one and not lots just a drizzle? mmmm
Thank you for the tips on cooking from frozen.
This is the BEST corned beef & cabbage recipe! It was so moist, and flavorful and cooked perfectly! I am allergic to soy which is found in most veggie broths so I used organic chicken broth and had no issues with it being salty. Not sure if this changed the flavor, if it did I didn’t notice my family loved it! Thank you!
Love this recipe! Been making it a couple times a year and then I make corned beef hash the next morning if there are leftovers!
Making it for the 3rd time this year!
I love this recipe and have used it many times. It always comes out perfect. I am stuck big time today though. I am cooking two corned beefs today. One is 5.4 lbs and the other is 4.3 lbs. How much time should I add when cooking them in my instant pots? Thank you!!
Thanks so much for mentioning if it is frozen, could not find anyone else with intructions for that.
I wasn’t a fan of corned beef until I tried this recipe for my husband this month. Wow… It just melted in my mouth and my husband was impressed too. I made exactly as the recipe said except I put veggies in veggie streamer basket (with handles) with cut up potatoes added instead of adding directly to broth. Really good! Thanks for sharing :).
I tried cooking corned beef in the oven, on the stove or in a crockpot but this recipe, in the Instapot, is the best ever fork tender I have ever made. Making it a Sunday!
Only thing I do different is I put the spices in cheesecloth.
Thanks so much!
THANK YOU! You saved my dinner party. I was about to make all the same mistakes as you listed. What a gift you have given us. Blessings on you in return.
looks amazing, cant wait to try
Thank you for the hint regarding the frozen brisket. I love ‘what’s for dinner’ PDF. Our family has corned beef year round too. Regards, B
Made this today for our New Year’s Day tradition. It’s a southern thing, black eye peas for luck cabbage for money. His is my first time using my new insta pot and it all turned out great. Thank you 🙏🏻
I’ve tried several corn beef recipes. This 85 minute recipe was by far the best.
Recipe looks fantastic! Any tips for cooking potatoes with the other veggies?
A little late but…recipe says to cook veggies separate, and I’d agree with that. Probably only about 2-3 minutes. If you want potatoes, you might want to cook those separate as well, but when I’ve cooked together it’s fine. Just very firm potatoes.Otherwise, I believe the book that comes with the IP has times in it. Thinking potatoes are 9 minutes.
The recipe says to add the spice packet, my question is where do you get the spice packet, or could tell me the recipe for the spice packet?
Hi Sherry! The spice packets come inside the corned beef packages, but if you didn’t get one inside of yours, it’s essentially pickling spice found right in Walmart next to the canning jars. Hope that helps! 🙂