how do you cook corned beef in a pressure cooker

Put the corned beef into the pressure cooker with the fat cap facing up. Add the wine and the spices from the packet. Cover and set steam valve to sealed position. Cook on high pressure for 60 minutes.

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!

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!

how do you cook corned beef in a pressure cooker

Pressure Cooker Corned Beef Ingredients

  • Corned Beef Brisket. Usually about 3 pounds.
  • Bell Pepper + Other Spicy Chili Peppers. As desired.
  • Sweet Onion.
  • Garlic.
  • Seasonings. Use your own preferred seasonings, or use the seasoning packet that came with the corned beef brisket.
  • Chicken Broth or Beef Broth. You can use other liquids, like beer.

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.

how do you cook corned beef in a pressure cooker

☘️ 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.

how do you cook corned beef in a pressure cooker

Put the corned beef into the pressure cooker with the fat cap facing up. Add the wine and the spices from the packet. Cover and set steam valve to sealed position. Cook on high pressure for 60 minutes.

FAQ

Why is my corned beef tough from the pressure cooker?

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.

What is the best method for cooking tender corned beef?

Slow cooking with a crock pot or using an instant pot is a fantastic way to cook corned beef, resulting in melt-in-your-mouth, tender meat throughout. You can make a delicious, hearty meal with simple ingredients and a crock pot or instant pot. Your whole family will enjoy it.

How much liquid do I need to pressure cook beef?

When you use a pressure cooker, you need to have enough liquid in the pot for it to come up to pressure and cook the food properly. The rule of liquids in pressure cooking is to always add at least 1 cup of liquid unless the recipe states otherwise. The liquid will help create enough steam to cook the meal.

How many hours does a beef be cook in pressure cooker?

Meat
Cooking Time (minutes)
Beef (pot roast, steak, rump, round, chuck, blade or brisket) Small Chunks
15-20 per 450 g / 1 lb
Beef (pot roast, steak, rump, round, chuck, blade or brisket) Large Chunks
20-25 per 450 g / 1 lb
Beef, ribs
20 – 25 per 450 g / 1 lb
Beef, shanks
25 – 30 per 450 g / 1 lb

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