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Corned Beef and Cabbage on a white plate with red boarder

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage is absolutely delicious. Make this classic St. Patrick's Day Irish meal. Pressure cooker corned beef brisket and cabbage is a dump and start recipe!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Irish
Keyword pressure cooker corned beef and cabbage recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 33 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 8 minutes
Servings 5 - 7
Calories 471 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 6 cloves Garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 Yellow Onion, quartered
  • 2-4 lb Corned Beef Brisket, rinsed (with the spice packet). If larger than 3lbs, cut in half
  • 1 12 oz bottle Guinness Beer, or other Stout (or 2-3 cups Beef Broth, or Water)
  • 2-3 cups Water (2 for a small brisket, and 3 for a larger one)
  • 3 med Carrots, cut in 3" pieces
  • 2 med Potatoes, cut into fourths or sixths
  • 1 small head Cabbage, cut in fourths or sixths


  1. Add the garlic and onion to the pot.

  2. Place the brisket in the pot with the fat side down.

  3. Sprinkle spice packet over and around the brisket. 

  4. Pour the beer (or other liquid), and water in the pot, trying not to wash off all of the spices from the meat.

  5. Place the lid on the pot and lock in place. Set the steam release knob to sealing.

  6. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button, or dial, and then the + or - button or dial to 90 minutes, and make sure it is set to High pressure.

  7. When cooking cycle is finished, turn off the pot and let it sit undisturbed for 15 minutes (15 minute natural release). Then manually release the remaining steam (slowly at first, in short bursts so you know only steam will spew from the knob) until the pin in the lid drops down. Then open the lid and use tongs to carefully remove the meat to a dish, spoon some of the hot cooking liquid over it and cover to let it rest.

  8. Add the carrots, potatoes, and cabbage to the pot and close the lid, set it to sealing, and set the cook time for 3 minutes. Do a controlled (slowly at first, in short bursts so you know only steam will spew from the knob) Quick Release when the cook cycle is finished.

  9. Slice the brisket against the grain for the most tender and easy to eat meat. Then place the meat and vegetables in a dish with enough cooking liquid poured over to make it nice and juicy.

  10. Serve with some crusty bread to sop up that wonderful broth!