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Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage

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Juicy, flavorful Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage is fantastic dish that is great at any time of the year, but especially in March, for St. Patrick’s day! So easy, dump and start recipe will prove you that your pressure cooker is amazing for everything.

plated corned beef with cabbage

We all know that cooking corned beef is a long process, that usually end with a tough dry meat.

Beef brisket is not the softest cut of meat and it takes hours to cook it right. I love to cook beef in pressure cooker though, it makes it nice and soft, like in these instant pot Beef and vegetable soup or instant pot beef lettuce wraps.

raw corned beef

How to cook corned beef in Instant Pot.

We are going to start with a list of ingredients for this dish:

4 pound corned beef brisket. I like to rinse it very well to remove the additional saltiness. Trim fat if needed

3 cups low sodium broth. Any broth will work, chicken, beef or vegetable. Just make sure its low sodium!

3 cups of water

1 big head of green cabbage. cut it into 8 large wedges

5 carrots. You can use as many carrots as you like. I used mini carrots, because that’s the only carrots i had in the fridge

1 pound potatoes. You can use small red potatoes or large golden potatoes. Mine were pretty big so i cut them in quarters

cabbage in instant pot


If you prefer to use your own spices instead of a corned beef spice pocket, here is the most common ingredient list

  1. 2 bay leaves
  2. 3 whole black peppercorn
  3. 1 tablespoon fresh minced thyme
  4. 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice

sliced corned beef

Directions for dump and start juicy corned beef

Wash the corned beef and place inside your instant pot. I have a 8 quart instant pot but 6 quart will work as well.

Add spices, water and broth. I used a low sodium chicken broth, really liked it! Let is cook on manual and high pressure for 90 minutes. Quick release the pressure ( be careful, because you can get some foam coming out of the valve).

Transfer beef brisket to a cutting board and wrap it in foil to keep it warm and juicy.

Meanwhile, add all your vegetables into the same pot with broth and cook for 10 minutes on high pressure. Again, make sure that cabbage and potatoes are cut in big pieces, otherwise it will get too soft.

Quick release. Cut the beef brisket and serve with vegetables. Delicious!

piece of corned beef on the fork

Where to buy?

There is a lot of stores that sell corned beef. Especially before the st Patrick’s day.

I like to buy mine in Costco, its available all year around and is very reasonably priced. Costco never sells cabbage though, so i always have to stop by another store to get it.

What meat is that?

Corned beef is a beef brisket that is cured in salt. Traditionally uses in Britain and many other cuisines. Mostly used as a main dish with cabbage and potatoes, on sandwiches and wraps, on tacos and quesadillas.

More instant pot recipes readers love!

  1. Instant Pot turkey breast
  2. Instant Pot beef pot roast with potatoes
  3. Instant Pot collard greens
  4. Instant pot whole chicken

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Instant pot Corned beef and cabbage

Juicy, flavorful Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage is fantastic dish that is great at any time of the year, but especially in March, for St. Patrick's day! So easy, dump and start recipe will prove you that your pressure cooker is amazing for everything.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: instant pot corned beef
Servings: 6 serving
Calories: 685kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 4 lb corned beef brisket
  • 3 cups low sodium broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3-5 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tbspn fresh chopped thyme
  • 1/2 tspn whole allspice
  • 1.5 lb potatoes
  • 5-7 carrots
  • 1 large head green cabbage


  • Rinse the brisket very well to remove the extra saltiness. Place into the instant pot with all the spices, broth and water.
  • Cook for 90 minutes on manual high pressure. Natural release for 5 minutes then quick release (Watch for the foam )
  • Take the corned beef out and wrap in the foil.
  • Peel and cut potatoes in halves or quarters, or keep whole if they are small. Peel and cut carrots in big chunks. Cut cabbage in 8 pieces.
  • Add veggies in to the broth, close the lid and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Quick release.
  • Open the lid, using slotted spoon take vegetable out. Slice the brisket against the grain and serve with vegetables.



In this recipe i used a spice pack the meat came with.

Tools used in this recipe

Pressure cooker


Calories: 685kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 3732mg | Potassium: 1529mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 8490IU | Vitamin C: 97.6mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 8.9mg

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

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corned beef

Recipe Rating


Sunday 14th of March 2021

I cooked this recipe tonight, it was delicious and just plain yummy.. my husband and I enjoyed this meal.. excellent recipe!

Martha Sanchez

Sunday 12th of April 2020

I made this recipe today and it was delicious. This was my first time making corned beef and it was a hit. Thanks for sharing your recipe.?