How to Make Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Do you know how to make Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage? Before I got my Instant Pot, corned beef and cabbage was an all-day affair. Corned beef brisket is generally a tough cut of meat and to make it tender, you’d need to cook it for a long time. That’s not true any more thanks to my Instant Pot. 

How to Make Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

If you aren’t familiar with the Instant Pot, it’s a programmable pressure cooker that lets me get dinner on the table fast even if I forget to defrost something. I’m not a big kitchen gadget person but my Instant Pot is definitely one of my favorite small appliances. I can do so many different things with it including making yogurt!

How long does it take to cooked corned beef?

In this case, it lets me get my Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage on the table in about 90 minutes. In a traditional pot on the stove, it would take me at least three or four hours which means it’s tough to get on the table after working all day.

How to Make Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Do you have to rinse corned beef before cooking?

I always rinse my corned beef before I cook it. It’s what my Mother did so it’s something that I do as well. I don’t know if it’s in the cooking book of rules or not but I do it out of habit.

How do you know when corned beef is ready?

I use for the fork test to determine whether or not my Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage is done. If it falls apart when I put my fork in it, then it’s done. If you cook this recipe for about 90 minutes, your corned beef should be done. Just check it first. If you want to be sure, the internal temperature should be about 160 degrees.

How to Make Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

If you cook corned beef for too long, it will become tough. It’s not one of those meats that gets better if you cook it longer. Don’t overcook this. 

Is corned beef and cabbage keto?

Yes, this recipe should qualify as both Paleo and Keto if you are following either of those diets.

How to Make Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

When selecting a piece of Corned Beef Brisket for this recipe, it’s important to choose a “flat.” You may see whole brisket, point cut brisket, or brisket flat in the meat case. This recipe calls for a brisket flat: a rectangular piece of the whole brisket trimmed of excess fat. This cut is ideal for slicing. To find Certified Angus Beef in your area, you can use the store locator.

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You may also want to try a loaf of Irish Soda Bread with dinner and some Irish Spice Cake for dessert.

As a note, I have the Smart Instant Pot that lets me connect via Blue Tooth to my iPhone. You can make this recipe in the standard Instant Pot as well. If you have another brand or another type of pressure cooker, you will need to experiment for the correct time and temperature.

Yield: 4

How to Make Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

How to Make Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Do you know how to make Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage? Before I got my Instant Pot, corned beef and cabbage was an all day affair.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Certified Angus Beef Corned Beef Brisket Flat (4 lb)
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 spice pack

Instructions

  1. Put 4 cups of water in your Instant Pot.
  2. Rub the spice pack all over the brisket flat.
  3. Place the Certified Angus Beef Corned Beef Brisket Flat on the rack in your Instant Pot.
  4. Put the top on and push the valve to seal.
  5. Cook for 90 minutes on the meat/stew setting.
  6. Vent manually or naturally.
  7. Add the cabbage (cored and cut in wedges)
  8. Press manual and process for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove everything and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gProtein: 16g

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18 thoughts on “How to Make Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage”

  1. I know it's not St Patrick's Day anymore, but it's delicious any time of year. I pinned this for next time I make it!
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  2. Oh that looks so nice and easy!  I really have to pick up one of these instant pots!  I keep hearing such great things about them!
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  3. It sounds delicious and is so easy :) I love both corned beef and cabbage but haven't tried this before. I definitely will have to make it. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. So excited to have a recipe for this! I'd love to make it for guests and I do have an Instant Pot so 90 minutes to prep sounds great. I only had time to catch the cabbage sales last Friday so now have a frig full of cabbage, but I do eat a ton of it. This will get pinned and hope I can make it soon.
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  5. So is an instapot essentially a pressure cooker? What makes them different if not? I still don't really get what they are...
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    • Hi, Shelley - it's basically a programmable pressure cooker. Unlike the pressure cooker that my mom and grandmother used, it has a lot of built in safety features so there really aren't worries about it blowing up, etc. It also has a lot of programmed selections like "meat" for a stew/roast. It's a huge time save and I don't worry like I did using a standard pressure cooker.
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