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instant pot corned beef and cabbage

Instant Pot Corned Beef

Instant Pot Corned Beef is tender and delicious, served with cabbage and potatoes, cooked in the pressure cooker in a fraction of time.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Instant Pot Corned Beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 6 servings
Calories 548kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


Corned Beef:

  • 2-4 pounds corned beef brisket rinsed
  • 2 cups beef broth or cold water
  • 2 cups beer of your choice water or broth
  • 1 large sweet onion quartered
  • 6-8 garlic cloves crushed
  • pickling spices
  • 3 bay leaves


  • 6 medium carrots peeled and cut into 2.5 inches ling sticks or use baby carrots
  • 6-8 red potatoes quartered
  • 1/2 cabbage cut into 4 wedges


  • Add corned beef to the pressure cooker pot. (I used a 6 QT pot)
  • Add quartered onion, crushed garlic cloves, pickling spices and the liquid. The liquid should cover the brisket, if needed add one more cup of water. Make sure you don't go over the Max fill line.
  • Gently stir and add the bay leaves.
  • Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 75 minutes for a 2-pound brisket, 80 minutes for 3 pounds and 85 minutes for 4 pounds. Followed by a Natural Release of 15-20 minutes. Release the remaining pressure by turning the venting knob from the sealing position to the venting position.
  • Note: If your brisket is thicker than 1.5 inches, adjust the pressure cooking time by adding 5 – 6 minutes for every additional 1/2 inch.
  • Set aside cooked brisket in a deep dish or container, and add about 1 1/2 cups of the liquid to it.


  • Add quartered red potatoes and carrots to the pressure cooker into the remaining liquid. Add the cabbage wedges. The veggies can be added with a steamer basket for easier removal later.
  • Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 3 minutes followed by a Quick Release.
  • Open the lid carefully and remove the vegetables using a spider strain.
  • Cut the Corned Beef against the grain into slices and serve with the veggies.
  • Strain the cooking liquid, and pour some over the beef before serving. Store remaining beef in the cooking sauce in an airtight container.



Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1946mg | Potassium: 1840mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 10280IU | Vitamin C: 94.1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 4.8mg