Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage that is beer-braised, fork-tender, and loaded with flavor! This St. Patrick’s day we will have the ultimate feast with this corned beef and cabbage recipe!
Instant Pot potatoes and carrots along with this Instant Pot brisket recipe is a quick and easy meal perfect for St. Patrick's Day, or any day of the year. It's a hot and fast brisket with vegetables. Cook the cabbage and veggies at the end so they aren't mushy.
Whether you're making Ninja Foodi corned beef, this, or another power pressure cooker xl recipes, corned beef is a classic recipe that is often enjoyed in March, or for weekend family dinners. That it includes Instant Pot cabbage is a bonus.
Table of contents
- Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Ingredients
- What Cut Of Corned Beef To Use
- How to Cook Corned Beef Brisket
- How Long to Cook Corned Beef
- Pickling Spices
- Do I Have To Use Beer
- How Long Can You Store Leftover Corned Beef
- Corned Beef Nutrition
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- Other Methods to Cook Corned Beef Cuts
- Corned Beef IP Recipe
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You all know I can’t get over my Instant Pot! If you want a foolproof way to get tender corned beef, reach for that pressure cooker! It does all the work while you can kick up your feet and relax.
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Ingredients
Guinness beer adds such incredible flavor to your brisket. If you love veggies, toss them in for a complete meal.
Pour one more beer in a glass to complete your dinner spread and dive in!
- yellow onion
- garlic cloves
- Guinness beer
- corned beef brisket
- caraway seed
- bay leaves
- yellow mustard seed
- whole allspice
- whole cloves
- ground coriander
- crushed red pepper
- red potatoes
What Cut Of Corned Beef To Use
You can use a flat cut or point corned beef. The flat cut will tend to be a bit leaner. You will leave the cooking time the same, whichever cut you decide.
The flat cut is really the best cut of corned beef if you're wanting a leaner meat. They are both so tasty, and a lot of that has to do with the brisket brine.
How to Cook Corned Beef Brisket
Cooking corned beef brisket in the Instant Pot is pretty simple. First, add the onion and garlic to the inner pot. Salt beef and add the other seasonings. Then, place the corned beef brisket on a trivet on top of the onions, and add in the beer and water.
Set the manual high-pressure cooking time for 90 minutes. When the cooking time is nearly finished, you can start preparing the vegetables by cutting the cabbage and halving the red potatoes.
How Long to Cook Corned Beef
Corned beef internal temperature needs to reach 145 degrees F. This involves pressure cooking the beef for 90 minutes on high pressure, allowing to natural release for 20 to 30 minutes.
When that cooking time finishes, you'll add in the potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. Set on high pressure for 4 minutes to cook vegetables, and then do a quick release.
Next, remove from heat and use a thermometer to check the corned beef temp. The tender beef is ready at 145 degrees F.
When you buy corned beef you will find it comes with a little pack of pickling spices. I normally toss that into my recipe, and you certainly can, but this time I mixed up my own spice blend, which you'll find in the recipe card below. You can use either the pickling spices or the DIY pickling spices recipe included here.
Do I Have To Use Beer
No, you don’t have to use beer in this recipe. You will find the Guinness beer adds a ton of flavor to the meat, cabbage, and veggies.
If you don’t want to use beer you can use a beef or chicken broth to replace the liquid, or even water.
How Long Can You Store Leftover Corned Beef
You can store your leftover corned beef and cabbage in the fridge for up to three days. Anything after that, use your best judgment.
Now you can freeze any corned beef you have. You will find the cabbage won’t freeze that great as it is already wilted.
Place in an airtight container or a freezer bag. Place in the freezer for up to three months.
Thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to eat. Then reheat and enjoy! Make sure the corned beef internal temp is 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Corned Beef Nutrition
The number of corned beef calories per serving will vary depending on how many servings you divvy the recipe into. There are 744 calories per serving, based on 8 servings.
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Don't feel you have to make corned beef only for St. Patrick's Day. We eat corned beef and cabbage throughout the year when we want a feast to serve up.
It is crazy simple when you use the pressure cooker brisket recipe to make it. Plus you shave down a ton on the cooking time! No need for a side dish with this recipe since it's already set with cabbage, carrots, and potatoes.
Other Methods to Cook Corned Beef Cuts
Corned beef is a beef brisket that is soaked in a corned beef brine. It can be cooked in several ways, including in the pressure cooker like this recipe, sous vide, oven, or slow cooker.
How to Make Sous Vide Corned Beef
Make sure to plan way ahead if you decide to sous vide your corned beef. It needs to cook in a water bath of 135 degrees for 48 hours. This super-tender meat is worth it.
How to Make Corned Beef and Cabbage in the Oven
Baked corned beef cooking time depends on weight and the temperature the oven is set at. For a 350 degree oven, you will cook the corned beef at 15 minutes per pound. So, 1 pound would be an hour. 2 pounds would be 2 hours. And 2 1/2 pounds would be 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Slow Cooker Corned Beef
Crockpot corned beef needs to cook low and slow for about 8 hours. The vegetables can be added to the slow cooker when there are 3-4 hours left in the cooking time.