Instant Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage
I’ve traditionally made my corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker, but this year decided to mix it up and made an Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner that was out of this world! The truth is, my slow cooker died last week after being a staple in my kitchen for the last 13 years. It had been a wedding gift, but weekly use over 13 years finally tapped it out. The screw holding the handle to the lid fell into my pot roast and there was no way to put it back together. I tried to find a replacement lid, but no luck! It was time as the crock pot had a huge crack in it anyway, so rather than dwell over it, I brought up the Instant Pot, which I got as a Christmas gift and had been meaning to use, just hadn’t had a chance.
A traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage meal can take up to 5 hours in the oven to roast, or just as long in a slow cooker, but in an Instant Pot, you can have the Corned Beef ready in as little as 90 minutes and then potatoes, carrots and cabbage in just 10 minutes! Talk about a time saver! I made beer braised Corned Beef and Cabbage in the Instant post on Sunday and my family loved it so much that I made it again last night.
All I can say is that I’ll be stocking up on corned beef from Safeway to make this again and again. It was so good and so easy!
While I only used a bottle of beer plus 1 cup of water (20 oz of liquid) I found that the corned beef looked a little water logged after 90 minutes, so I put the beef on a pan under the broiler for about 10 minutes and broiling it made the top slightly crunchy, while the interior of the meat was tender and juicy. This is the absolute key to the best corned beef I’ve ever made or eaten! My family agrees. I was skeptical that a meat that normally takes 5 hours to cook could be done in 90 minutes, but it was amazing! If you plan to shred it, you don’t have to cook it under the broiler, but you may want to once you take the meat out of the pressure cooker to add some texture to the beef.
Do not discard the braising liquid after removing the vegetables. It is so full of flavor, I chopped up all the left over meat and veggies and put it back into the braising liquid and made Corned Beef & Cabbage soup for lunch the next day. I think it was possibly the best soup I’ve ever eaten!!
Instant Pot Beer Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage
Delicious garlicky corned beef cooked in an instant pot and finished under the broiler for a crunchy top and tender beef.
- 2.5-3 lb. corned beef brisket including spice packet 4-5 garlic cloves
- 1 bottle of beer any will do, but a lager is best
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
- 2 lbs red and gold potatoes quartered
- 3 cups baby carrots
- 1 head green cabbage cut into large wedges
Place corned beef brisket on rack of instant pot, and cover with grainy mustard and spice packet.
Add the garlic cloves to the brisket and add the beer and water.
Cook on 90 minutes using the meat/stew setting or high pressure for 90 minutes. Once time is up, quick release pressure.
Remove corned beef to a baking sheet and place under the broiler for about 10 minutes while cooking the vegetables.
Without discarding liquid, add potatoes, carrots, and cabbage to pressure cooker
Cook at high pressure for 8-10 minutes. Do a quick pressure release before removing vegetables.
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