simple Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

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But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

How to Cook Corned Beef and Cabbage in the Instant Pot

Need a simple, simple recipe for cooking a corned beef dinner in your Instant Pot? Well, look no further, because you’ve come to the right put! In this video, we demonstrate an simple method for cooking corned beef with cabbage, carrots, and potatoes, all in the Instant Pot.

This recipe is truly “no fuss, no muss” — so much that we even cooked it while traveling in our converted ambulance camper!


Note: I used a 3-quart Instant Pot, but this recipe will work for a 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot as well.


1 corned beef brisket (size can vary between 2.5 to 3.5 pounds)
1 medium white onion
5-6 cloves garlic
1 pint can of Guinness
2 cups water
1/2 medium-sized green cabbage, cut into 2-inch wedges
1 pound bag of baby carrots
1 pound red bliss potatoes (peel on), quartered

Note: There are many possible substitutions for Guinness, such as a lager, beef broth, chicken broth, etc. Feel free to experiment!


Rinse the corned beef thoroughly and pat dry with paper towels. Reserve spice packet for later.

chop onion into 1-inch slices, and put into Instant Pot.

Peel and gently mash garlic cloves, and put into Instant Pot.

put corned beef on top of onions and garlic, fatty side down, and sprinkle spices over the top.

Pour Guinness and water over the corned beef.

put lid on Instant Pot, set to Sealing, and cook on High Pressure (manual) for 85 minutes. Depressurize with a fast Release.

Remove corned beef, cover with foil, and set aside.

Discard onions, garlic, and all but 1 cup of cooking liquid from the Instant Pot. Leave the 1 cup of reserved liquid in the Instant Pot.

put baby carrots, then quartered potatoes, and finally the cabbage into the Instant Pot.

put lid on Instant Pot, set to Sealing, and cook on High Pressure for 3 minutes. Depressurize with a fast Release.

cut beef thinly, perpendicular to the grain. Arrange beef and vegetables on a serving plate.

Serve with whole grain mustard.

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