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Easy Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

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Even though it's traditional to eat this meal during the St. Patrick holiday, we're actually huge fans of making this Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe all year long. There really isn't any flavor like this corned beef and cabbage recipe and it's one we all really, really enjoy.

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Make certain to check out our Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes as well for a lot of other great dinner ideas.

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

The great part about this recipe is that it has an awesome flavor and taste. And this is one simple way that I can actually get the kids to eat cabbage as well!

The salt and seasonings from the Corned Beef do a great job of soaking into the cabbage so this means that every bite is literally packed full of taste and flavor.

Instant Pot Supplies

  • Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • Silicone Lid for Instant Pot- I'm not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.
  • Trivet | We use our Instant Pot trivet so frequently, we ended up with an extra to have on hand as an extra.
  • Instant Pot silicone ring replacement | Change out the silicone ring on your Instant Pot every 6 to 12 months to ensure you maintain a proper seal while cooking. If the ring gets discolored or has a bad odor prior to that, it can be replaced sooner.
  • Thongs | Always use thongs to lift large pieces of meat in and out of the Instant Pot.
  • Glass meal prep freezer containers | These come in handy when making a meal like Corned Beef where you might have leftovers. Meal prep freezer containers are perfect for freezer cooking.

Ingredients needed to make Corned Beef and Cabbage in the Instant Pot

  • Garlic cloves
  • Yellow onions
  • Bay leaves
  • Chicken or beef broth
  • Water
  • Corned beef brisket with spice pack 
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Carrots
  • Red potatoes
  • Cabbage head

Do you Rinse corned beef before cooking?

Some people do, some people don't. If you buy corned beef that is already seasoned, this is where you'll find people that will rinse and wash off some of that added seasoning.

Otherwise, there wouldn't really be a reason to rinse off anything since there isn't any type of seasonings added at all.

What do you serve with corned beef and cabbage?

It's really quite a meal already as is but you could always add a simple side salad or some nice homemade bread as well.

And if you decide to forgo any type of side dishes, just skip right ahead to the desserts! From cakes to ice cream, everything will taste delicious after filling your belly full of a meal this good.

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What condiment goes with corned beef?

Since corned beef is traditionally a saltier type of meat, the best condiments that you can pair up with it are:

  • Mustard
  • Horseradish

But you can easily pair up other condiments as well. Whatever you crave and like, go for it.

Does corned beef get tender the longer you cook it?

You need to be careful here and follow the cooking directions as listed in the recipe below. If you overcook corned beef, it's going to be chewy and not as good.

Yield: 10 servings

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

how to make corned beef and cabbage instant pot

This simple Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe is so simple and easy to make!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 28 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 58 minutes


    1. Put the garlic, onion, and bay leaves in your Instant Pot and add in the broth and water. Put the trivet inside the Instant Pot as well.
    2. Place the beef brisket fat-side down on top of the trivet then go ahead and season with salt and pepper. Also, sprinkle on the spice packet that came with your corned beef.
    3. Put on the lid and lock. Put the vent to sealing and select manual on high for 85 minutes.
    4. Once done, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before quick releasing. Take out the brisket by lifting out the trivet. Put on the platter. Keep warm.
    5. Put the trivet back into the Instant Pot then add in the carrots, cabbage, and potatoes. Put on lid and lock. Put to sealing and select manual for 3 minutes.
    6. Once done, release pressure naturally for 5 minutes. Then do a quick release to get rid of the rest of the pressure.
    7. Put the veggies on the platter with the corned beef. Slice against the grain and enjoy!


Use a meat thermometer to ensure the corned beef's internal temperature is at a minimum of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.


  • Can my dog eat Corned Beef and Cabbage? If you plan to share this recipe with your dog, it is recommended that you eliminate both the garlic and the onion, as both ingredients are toxic to your pet. On the other hand, corned beef is not the ideal food for dogs, although meat is the basis of their diet, dogs do not react well to excess sodium, and this is what corned beef has to spare. The ingredients that you can share with your dog without causing any contraindications are cooked potatoes, carrots, and cabbage, with few seasonings and a little salt.
  • Can my cat eat Corned Beef and Cabbage? Please do not give this recipe to your cat. Corned beef has a very high salt content. The salt content of corned beef can damage a cat's kidneys if ingested in large enough amounts. And because cats are proportionally much smaller than humans, it takes much less sodium to cause a toxic reaction. In addition, ingredients such as onion and garlic are highly toxic to your pet's body. On the other hand, cats are obligate carnivores. Most of your nutritional needs are met by eating and processing meat-based protein. So, you can try feeding carrots, cabbage, or potatoes, and in case they like them, these ingredients do not offer any substantial danger to your cat.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 657Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 218mgSodium 251mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 61g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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  1. I think you probably want to lift heavy pieces of meat with tongs not thongs. Thongs are underwear or an older way to say flip flops and really shouldn't be used to pick up meat. Tongs on the other hand are a great kitchen gadget used to grab and lift objects instead of your hands.

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