Making Instant Pot Corned Beef is so easy. Cooking corned beef brisket under pressure is quicker and healthier than boiling.
Make your St. Patrick’s Day New England Boiled Dinner in half the time. Enjoy the added flavor boost. You have to try this delicious low carb holiday recipe.
I admit Corned Beef is not a family meal I enjoyed making in the past. Boiling a preserved meat to death all day…not worth it.
Especially when the flavor was so so at best. All the veggies were sort of boring too. We rarely ate corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day.
This year I had to give it a go in my new Instant Pot. Pressure cooker corned beef is so much faster to make.
The meat is done to tender in under two hours and full of spicy corned beef flavors.
UPDATE: I make this corned beef recipe several times a year now. It continues to produce excellent corned beef for dinner, Reuben sandwiches and corn beef hash.
Our family just loves the way corned beef comes out of the instant pot. Seriously that kitchen tool is a life changer.
And it’s so versatile. If you want to you can turn on the slow cooker function on your instant pot and leave all day.
Come home and throw in your veggies and put the pot under pressure for 10 more minutes. Your new England boiled Dinner is done 🙂
I use the pressure cooker function. I like the way the meat is cooked under pressure. The brisket stays intact. (Although cutting it can be a bit tricky.) In 90 minutes the meat is cooked to perfection.
Making Corned beef in instant pot is SO easy!
After the pressure is released add in the veggies and lock the lid. 10 more minutes under pressure and viola! A beautiful dinner is ready to serve.
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I made this delicious corned beef instant pot recipe again for Dave and I tonight. I never thought I would love corned beef like I do now. It’s magical what pressure cooking has done for this cut of beef.
My son got himself the required single male kitchen tool. A George Foreman Grill. Time to break that baby in with the Reuben.
We grilled Corned Beef sandwiches and had a movie night. That’s a fun way to recreate with the family.
Instant Pot Corn Beef Dinner:
NOTE: Adding Guinness stout beer to your corned beef will intensify the flavor a bit. But you don’t need it for a really great result in this recipe.
TIP: I used my Instant Pot Bone Broth for this recipe. It adds even more flavor and a good bit of nutrition too. You can choose chicken or beef broth for this recipe. Either will work fine.
SPICES that enhance this Insta pot corned beef recipe:
Most of the time the corned beef brisket comes with a seasoning packet. Or the meat comes heavily coated in mustard seeds and pickling spices. If you happen to have a corned beef brisket that is cured but has no extra spices you can add your own mix.
Here are some suggestions for spices you may have on hand or can easily find in the grocery. Make your own mix and then put the loose spices into a large tea ball, or coat your meat with it if you prefer.
- Bay leaves
- whole mustard seeds
- whole coriander seeds
- cardamom pod
- whole cloves-just a few
- pickling spice- a tablespoon or so
- thyme sprigs
To finish the New England Dinner:
While the meat rests:
- quickly add prepared cabbage wedges, potatoes and carrots into the instant pot.
- Seal the lid and set to manual high pressure for 10 minutes.
- Quick release.
- Plate the corned beef and surround it with the vegetables.
Your New England Dinner is ready to serve. Spicy brown or Dijon mustard and Horseradish make good condiments for this meal. Add homemade dinner rolls or make a up a batch of sourdough or homemade french bread for a finishing touch.
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Instant Pot Corned Beef is amazing! So easy, quicker and healthier than boiling this St. Patrick's Day Holiday favorite. And the Flavor!! All the spice flavors embed themselves into the meat. You have to try this delicious low carb dinner!
- 4 lb. flat cut corned beef brisket (with corned beef spices)
- 1 large onion-chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 Cups chicken broth, REDUCE by 1/2 if using Guinness
- Garnish seasonings:
- Dijon mustard
- horseradish for garnish
- Remove the corned beef from it's packaging, rinse and pat dry.
- Cut all but a thin layer of fat off the corned beef if necessary.
- Lay the corned beef into the bottom of the instant Pot
- Spread the chopped onion and spices over the meat.
- Pour the chicken broth over and around the beef. OR pour the bottle of Guinness over the meat and HALF of the chicken broth. I used my instant pot bone broth. It worked great!
- Seal the lid.
- Set the Instant Pot to manual on high for 90 minutes.
- Allow to natural release for 15 minutes.
- Remove to platter and allow to rest.
Side dish tip:
- While the meat rests, quickly add potatoes, cabbage and carrots you wish to cook into the instant pot, seal the lid and set to manual high for 10 minutes. Quick release and serve with the corned beef.
NOTE: Adding Guinness stout beer to your corned beef will intensify the flavor a bit and add . But you don't need it for a really great result in this recipe.
Spicy brown or Dijon mustard and Horseradish make good condiments for this meal.
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Serving Size6 oz
Amount Per Serving Calories 470Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 168mgSodium 386mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 46g
According to the U.S.Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database a 3 oz. portion of Corned beef has 213 calories. 15 grams of protein and 16 grams of fat. We usually eat a larger portion so I'm just putting this out there.
What to do with Leftover Corned Beef?
Make this incredible hot sandwich for a change up in your lunch or dinner menu. The Reuben Sandwich is a hot grilled combination of Swiss Cheese, corned beef, mustard, piquant sauerkraut and delicious dressing on rye bread. Great for a filling lunch or dinner!
Leftover corned beef makes a dynamite, filling breakfast or dinner in this corned beef hash and eggs recipe. Just five main ingredients in this quick and easy one skillet meal.
Recipe Source: Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cook Book
History Of Corned Beef:
Interesting read From Smithsonian Magazine