Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage isn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy tender, tangy beef and flavorful cabbage any time of year with this simple and speedy recipe!

Instant Pot recipes are easy, fast, and super delicious! From meat dishes to soups to desserts, try some instant pot meals for your family.

platter of instant pot corned beef and cabbage with red potatoes and carrots

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage can be made in the fraction of the time it usually would take to make a good, tender corned beef. Cooking corned beef in a roasting pan or slow cooker can take up to eight hours to get the same results. Thanks to the Instant Pot, you can make corned beef dinner in mere minutes. I also love that with this recipe, you can pressure release the vegetables in the same pot along with the slices of corned beef. No need for dirtying more than one pot! I love dressing a serving platter of this tender beef along with roasted red potatoes, some cabbage wedges and a beautiful green salad for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day meal. But it’s a perfect dinner for any occasion, even a random weeknight.

Corned Beef with Potatoes and Cabbage served on a tray

What is corned beef?

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 a flat cut of brisket is treated with large-grained rock salt, commonly called “corns” of salt. during the curing process. The brisket cuts are salty, slightly tangy, and absolutely delicious with mild cabbage and potatoes.

Suggestions for this Recipe

  • If your kids are squeamish about trying new foods, try letting them dip their meat in honey mustard. It really complements the flavor of the corned beef.
  • We love adding mini carrots and red potatoes in the instant pot along with cabbage. They cook up alongside the meat beautifully. You could add any other veggies you like!
  • For added flavor, you can add onion, bay leaves, fresh parsley, coriander seeds or mustard seeds to your recipe. If you decide to add onion, it 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.
  • 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!
  • Leftovers make delicious Reuben sandwiches. Just add some meat and cheese to rye bread for a mouthwatering lunch.
  • Use leftovers to make a yummy corned beef hash for brunch the next day.
Uncooked corned beef, cabbage, carrots, and red potatoes in an Instant Pot.

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 everything you need for a blow-out St. Patrick’s Day feast! This Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage is delicious as a sandwich the next day too. So many options if you are in the mood for a delicious, hearty Irish meal!

More Instant Pot Recipes

Once you start using your Instant Pot, you’ll find yourself wanting to make every meal in it! It’s so convenient. Try a few of these favorite IP recipes:

How to Make Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

4.62 from 13 votes
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage isn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy tender, tangy beef and flavorful cabbage any time of year with this simple and speedy recipe!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Irish
Servings 6 servings

Equipment

  • 6-Quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker (See Instant Pot Note Below)

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds corned beef brisket
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 pound small red potatoes cut in half
  • 2 cups carrots cut into 1-2″ pieces
  • 1 head cabbage coarsely cut into large pieces

Instructions

  • 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. 

Notes

Instant Pot Note: We use a 6-quart Instant Pot brand pressure cooker that we bought in 2016. Different or newer versions may be more sensitive to the “BURN” notice. If you are concerned about the burn notice, please refer to the Instant Pot webpage about Overheat Protection, found HERE.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 27gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 2357mgPotassium: 1260mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 7275IUVitamin C: 105.8mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 4.2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Fantastic St Pat day meal. First time to ever cook corned beef, followed recipe exactly as written and everthing was delicious

  2. We tried making this, but it took a while for hothead last “4 minutes” of the instant pot to cook. Is this normal? Does the pot need to build up pressure again before it starts counting down? How does that work?

    1. After you open the lid the first time, it takes a little while to build the pressure back up and start counting down the time again. Hope this helps!

  3. 5 stars
    I usually use beer and the crockpot but this was so much better. I will definitely cook it this way again!

  4. 4 stars
    Made it as directed. Will definitely make it again. Meat was tender, potatoes, cabbage and carrots were not soggy!
    Thanks

  5. 5 stars
    Superb recipe if you love beef. Beef and cabbage go so well together, and you have taken this combo to a whole new level!

  6. 5 stars
    I don’t have an IP, but have a regular pressure cooker. Will definitely give this really simple corned beef recipe a try. Hopefully it will look as awesome as yours. 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Thanks for explaining that corned beef is without corn. I didn’t know! I love the combination of meat with veggies. Carrots, cabbage and potatoes are right up my alley!

  8. 2 stars
    I followed recipe verbatim….wound up with…..undercooked meat…..soggy,mushy cabbage and taters,undercooked carrots….not happy 😞😞😞😞

    1. I’ve used this recipe a number of times and has always turned out great. If you followed verbatim I would be interested in hearing your procedures. 90 minutes is plenty to cook a corned beef.i do my vegetables for 5 minutes.

    1. It depends on how big your corn beef briskets are. It is usually best not to overcrowd if possible. If they are smaller then I am sure you will be fine. Hope this helps!

  9. Did not like how the potatoes, carrots, and cabbage was mushy in the end.
    Thinking too much liquid is put in.

  10. 5 stars
    I have the instant pot slow cooker not the pressure cooker. What changes do I need r ok make to cook it this way?

    1. The recipe actually doesn’t have onions as written. They are an “optional” ingredient mentioned in the above commentary. Hope this helps!