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Easy Air fryer Corned Beef

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Super easy corned beef made right in your air fryer. It comes out tender and ready supplement your st.Patrick’s day dinner.

sliced cooked meat

Who knew i will try to cook corned beef in the air fryer. I was pretty skeptical at first, but then i gave it a try.

So when you cook this type of meat in crock pot or instant pot, it takes long time for the meat to get tender. In air fryer instead, you cook it well from outside and keep al the juices in.

This way of cooking will not give you melt in your mouth tender meat, but instead you will get a nice juicy piece of corned beef, then you can thinly slice across the grain and enjoy with any meal.

Or, it will be perfect for additional recipes like corned beef hush , tacos or wraps. Just cut it finely and use as directed.

raw beef

Did you ever wonder what corned beef is anyways? What cut of meat is it?

Brisket is traditionally used for corned beef. Then it cured in salt and cooked low and slow for maximum tenderness. In this recipe we cook it in air fryer so it doesn’t come as tender and but its so good for slicing and using in sandwiches.

roasted brisket

If you are looking for more st.Patricks recipes, i have a few delicious dishes:

Boxty Irish potato pancakes

Guinness beef stew

Easy Colcannon

Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage

and some Corned beef hash with eggs for leftovers!

sliced corned beef
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4.06 from 17 votes

Air fryer corned beef

Super easy corned beef made right in your air fryer. It comes out tender and ready supplement your st.Patrick's day dinner.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: air fryer corned beef
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 2 lb corned beef


  • Wash the corned beef piece. I like to wash it really well to remove all extra salt. Place meat inside your air fryer basket.
  • Set air fryer to 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Then check on your corned beef and cook for additional 15 minutes on 375.
  • Once cooked, take it out and let the meat seat for a few minutes. Then slice thin and across the grain and enjoy.


Originally i had a 4 lb corned beef but i cut it in half
Keep in mind that corned beef cooked this way is good for sandwiches when thinly sliced across the grain. Also great in a breakfast hash recipe. The meat is not really tender when cooked!


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 2208mg | Potassium: 539mg | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Recipe Rating

Tito Chang

Thursday 28th of April 2022

Use this recipe only if you like your meat raw


Friday 25th of February 2022

Might I suggest wrapping the cb in foil for at least half the time? I boiled my cb first for 2 hrs. Then I popped it in the af for 20 mins wrapped in foil. Towards the end, I removed the foil. Nice texture/crust.


Monday 22nd of February 2021

This was the worst corned beef I have ever had! I rinsed it several times but it was like eating a brick salt!


Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

Washing the corned beef is brilliant, but the cooking method was not. The meat is came out beyond tough - it could have used a few more minutes of cook time as well. The recipe didn't have any mention of seasoning it, but I did. It is a bummer because the flavor was good, but the texture almost inedible.


Monday 4th of May 2020

This is literally and not trying to be rude the worse recipe. The meat was tough. And stringy. We ended up making pb&js Super unhappy