Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage is a hearty, comfort meal that can be enjoyed any time of year. Not just on St.Patrick’s Day!
This Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage can be made in the fraction of the time it would usually take to make a good, tender corned beef. In a slow cooker or in a roasting pan it can take up to 8 hours to get the same results. I love that with this recipe, you can pressure cook the vegetables in the same pot along with the corned beef. No need for dirtying more than one pot!
What is corned beef anyway?
Corned beef is a salt-cured type of beef brisket. The term “corned” has nothing to do with actual corn or any kind of corn product. It is called “corned” because the beef is treated with large-grained rock salt, commonly called “corns” of salt.
Some people may add onion to their corned beef and cabbage along with the other vegetables. If you decide to add onion, i would be wise to sauté the onion for a little bit before adding it to the Instant Pot. With it only having 4 minutes of pressure, the onions likely won’t soften as much as you would like.
For more Irish-inspired recipes:
If you are looking for more Irish-inspired recipes we have plenty! From Irish Pasties to Irish Soda Bread to Irish Beef Stew, we have got you covered. If you are making this Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage, you can take it one step further and make our Corned Beef Sandwiches with the leftovers. So many options if you are in the mood for a delicious, hearty Irish meal!
To make Gluten-Free:
If wanting to make this corned beef and cabbage gluten free, you will just have to make sure the beef broth you are using is GF. That is the only tricky thing in this recipe where gluten could possibly turn up. The corned beef and seasonings are all gluten-free so you should be good to go!
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How to make Corned Beef and Cabbage in the Instant Pot:
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage is a hearty, comfort meal that can be enjoyed any time of year. Not just on St. Patrick's Day!
- 2-3 lb corned beef brisket
- 3 c. beef broth
- 4 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 lb. small red potatoes cut in half
- 2 c. carrots cut into 1-2" pieces
- 1 head cabbage coarsely cut into large pieces
Remove corned beef brisket from packaging and rinse well. Remove seasoning packet (if included) and set aside. Discard any remaining juices from packaging.
Place corned beef in Instant Pot, fatty side down and add beef broth and crushed garlic. Open seasoning packet and sprinkle evenly over the top.
Place lid on Instant Pot and seal. Set tab to "sealing". Push the "manual" setting, set to "high pressure" and increase time to 90 minutes.
When time is up, do a quick release. Remove lid and add potatoes, carrots, and cabbage.
Place lid back on Instant Pot, seal, and set to "manual" for 4 minutes on high pressure.
Do a quick release and remove vegetables from Instant Pot with slotted spoon. Carefully remove corned beef and serve, spooning some of the remaining liquid over the top.