can i cook 2 corned beefs in the same pot

UPDATE: I put 2 corned beefs (about 3.5 lbs each) in my 6 qt on the trivet, fat side up, 2 cups of water, 2 hours, perfect!

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage is sure to be the shining star of your St. Patrick’s Day menu. Your pressure cooker or Instant Pot is the easiest and fastest way to make tender and juicy corned beef and cabbage.

This easy Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe is about to turn everything you thought you knew about corned beef on its head.

First of all, this Instant Pot recipe is fast! While slow-cooked corned beef has to cook all day, this pressure cooker corned beef cook time is 90 minutes. And the best part is that most of the time is totally hands-off, thanks to your pressure cooker!

☘️ Get ready to embrace this wonderful classic Irish meal just in time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. ☘️

This recipe can be paired with Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, and Pressure Cooker Nutella Rolo Cheesecake for dessert

Update: Since first posting this recipe years ago, I’ve made this dish countless times. We’ve updated this post to answer common reader questions about making corned beef and cabbage and a video so you can see for yourself how easy it really is. Enjoy!

Ingredients For baked corned beef briskets

  • 2 corned beef briskets flats (about 6 3/4 pounds

What Is Corned Beef?

Let’s start with the basics: what exactly is corned beef? No, it doesn’t have anything to do with corn. Rather, corned beef is a brisket cured with salt to make it into corned beef.

(“Corn” refers to the large “corns” of rock salt traditionally used to cure the meat. This curing process keeps the meat perfectly moist and gives it a signature pink color.)

Growing up, I avoided corned beef altogether—for some reason, I was expecting rubbery canned meats, rather than the tender and juicy brisket it actually is.

Even my picky eater daughter was shocked by how flavorful and delicious this Instant Pot Corned Beef turned out!

can i cook 2 corned beefs in the same pot

How To Serve Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Now for the best part! Let the meat rest, then serve your stunning Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage.

To cut the meat, slice across the grain by positioning your knife perpendicular to the natural grain you can see in the muscle of the brisket.

Gingerly slice thin cuts of corned beef. Serve them alongside the tender and flavorful potatoes, carrots, and cabbage for a hearty, yet so easy, Irish meal.

can i cook 2 corned beefs in the same pot

☘️ This meal completes itself as a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Serve it with a side of Irish Soda Bread and pour yourself and your guests a glass of Guinness to get in full spirit! ☘️ Try one of these delightful St. Patrick’s Day desserts: ☘️ St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispies Treats make a fun, quick, green-and-white dessert. ☘️ For something a little more decadent, try these adorable Boston Cream Cupcakes. ☘️ Or, for a cooler dessert option, make this two-ingredient Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie.

can i cook 2 corned beefs in the same pot

UPDATE: I put 2 corned beefs (about 3.5 lbs each) in my 6 qt on the trivet, fat side up, 2 cups of water, 2 hours, perfect!

FAQ

How to cook 2 corned beefs?

For a two to three-pound corned beef brisket, cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. For a three to five-pound corned beef brisket, cook for 3 to 3 1/2 hours. STOVE: Place brisket fat-side up in a large pot and cover it with water. Bring the water to a boil; then reduce the heat and simmer, allowing about 1 hour per pound.

How long to cook 2 lb corned beef in oven?

Corned Beef Weight
Cooking Time
1 lbs
1 hr
2 lbs
2 hrs
3 lbs
3 hrs
3.5 lbs
3 hrs 30 mins

What happens if you simmer corned beef too long?

Cooking Over a High Temperature When cooked on high for too long, corned beef is likely to turn out tough and chewy rather than soft and tender. Instead: Regardless of the cooking method, corned beef is best cooked over low heat.

Does corned beef get more tender the longer you cook it?

Information. Corned beef is made from one of several less tender cuts of beef like the brisket, rump, or round. Therefore, it requires long, moist cooking. Corned beef is safe once the internal temperature has reached at least 145 °F, with a three minute rest time, but cooking it longer will make it fork-tender.

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