Instant Pot Corned Beef

Instant Pot corned beef is a quick and easy way to prepare this classic Irish dish. Corned beef is typically made from brisket that has been cured in a seasoned brine, giving it a flavorful and tender texture. When cooked in the Instant Pot, corned beef becomes incredibly tender and flavorful in a fraction of the time it takes to cook it using traditional methods.

To make Instant Pot corned beef, start by placing the corned beef brisket in the Instant Pot along with the spice packet that comes with it. Add enough water to cover the brisket, then secure the lid and set the Instant Pot to high pressure for about 90 minutes. Allow the pressure to naturally release for about 10 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure.

While the corned beef is cooking, you can prepare the vegetables. Traditional vegetables to serve with corned beef include cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. Simply chop the vegetables into large chunks and place them in the Instant Pot with the cooked corned beef. Cook on high pressure for an additional 5-10 minutes, depending on how tender you like your vegetables.

Once the vegetables are cooked, carefully remove the corned beef and vegetables from the Instant Pot and place them on a serving platter. Slice the corned beef against the grain for maximum tenderness, and serve with the vegetables and some of the cooking liquid as a flavorful sauce.

Instant Pot corned beef is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any time you’re craving a hearty meal. The Instant Pot makes it quick and easy to prepare, so you can enjoy this classic dish with minimal effort.

Prep Time20 minutes Cook Time1 hour 40 minutes

Total Time2 hours Servings6 Instant Pot Corned Beef



1 corned beef brisket 3-5 lbs, look for a size that will fit in your pot

1 onion peeled and cut into wedges

4 whole garlic cloves lightly smashed

4 carrots peeled and cut into large chunks

1 pound small yellow potatoes whole or halved, your choice

1/2 head green cabbage cut into 6 wedges

3 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon garlic minced

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

salt and pepper to taste

grainy mustard for serving optional


Remove the corned beef from the package. Rinse with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

Place the onions and garlic cloves at the bottom of an Instant Pot.

Set the corned beef on top of the onions.

Add the seasoning packet on top of the meat if your corned beef came with a packet.

If there’s no packet, you can skip this step.

Pour 4 cups of water into the pot.

Seal the lid, then set the Instant Pot to manual pressure cook on high for 90 minutes.

Carefully release the pressure using the quick release method as described in the Instant Pot owners manual.

Remove the corned beef, onions and garlic from the pot.

Discard the onions and garlic, and place the meat on a plate.

Cover to keep warm.

Place the carrots, potatoes and cabbage into the liquid in the pot.

Seal the pot, then cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes.

Carefully quick release the pressure.

Place the butter, garlic, parsley and salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Microwave in 30 second increments or until melted.

Remove the vegetables and potatoes from the pot.

Arrange around the corned beef.

Drizzle the garlic butter over the potatoes and vegetables.

Slice the meat against the grain, then serve with mustard if desired.

Most packaged corned beef contains a packet of spices to sprinkle over the meat when it cooks. If your meat does not come with a packet, you can use 1-2 teaspoons of pickling spice instead, or simply omit the ex 


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