Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned beef and cabbage made in an electric pressure cooker is not only incredibly delicious, it’s also the quickest way to make corned beef! This year celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a good old-fashioned Irish meal, Corned Beef and Cabbage, cooked better and faster in the pressure cooker. If you haven’t tried Instant Pot corned beef yet,  you’ve been missing out. 

plate of corned beef, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes, all cooked in an electric pressure cooker

I had never cooked corned beef before. I’m not sure why, maybe because of childhood memories of a spam-like canned meat. But since it’s one of my dad’s favorite meals, and people have been searching for a Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe on Pressure Cooking Today, I did some research and created a recipe for you.

plate of Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

How to Make Corned Beef and Cabbage in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create this delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day!

I invited my daughter and her family to come over and share our corned beef dinner. My daughter can be a picky eater, and she said told me afterwards that she had low expectations of eating corned beef.

She was picturing a meat that was some how cooked with corn. She was surprised to learn that corned beef is a salt-cured beef brisket. It’s called corned beef because of the large grained rock salt,  salt corns, they use to preserve it.

We were all really surprised how much we liked corned beef. It was tender and flavorful. My daughter said, “it’s real meat that’s salty and delicious.”

What about you? Do you like corned beef and cabbage? Is it on your St. Patrick’s Day menu? If you don’t like it, consider making a Pressure Cooker Shepherds Pie. For a full Irish meal, finish off your meal with St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispies Treats for dessert!

Update: Since posting this recipe several years ago, I’m made corned beef and cabbage many times. Here’s a video showing how easy it it to make:

Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pound flat cut corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
  • 4 cups of beef broth
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 6 medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 large carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 small cabbage, cut into 6 wedges

Instructions

  1. Rinse the corned beef under cold water to remove excess salt and gel.
  2. Put the seasoning packet, beef broth, onion and garlic in to the pressure cooking pot. Put a rack in the pressure cooking pot. Place corned beef on rack.
  3. Lock the lid in place. Select High Pressure and set the timer for 90 minutes. When beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker. Use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, and then do a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure. When valve drops carefully remove lid.
  4. Remove the rack and brisket from the pressure cooking pot. Cover the corned beef with aluminum foil until ready to serve.
  5. Add the potatoes, carrots and cabbage to the broth in the pressure cooking pot. Lock the lid in place. Select High Pressure and set the timer for 3 minutes. When beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker and do a quick pressure release to release pressure. When valve drops carefully remove lid. (Check the potatoes and if they’re not tender enough, just select sauté cook them until they’re the desired tenderness.)

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 80mg Sodium: 739mg Carbohydrates: 41g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 5g Protein: 29g

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