how long to cook corned beef in instapot

How Long to Cook Corned Beef In the Instant Pot. With your Instant Pot set to high pressure, the corned beef brisket should be fully cooked within 90 minutes. However, every brisket is different. If you’re unsure, reviewers suggest cooking your brisket on high pressure for about 20 minutes per pound.

This Instant Pot corned beef is pressure cooked until tender, then served with potatoes, cabbage and carrots in a garlic butter sauce. An easy one pot meal that’s great for St. Patrick’s Day or any other day of the year!

When March rolls around, I always celebrate by making Irish favorites such as colcannon, Irish soda bread and this super easy and delicious pressure cooker corned beef.

You can never go wrong with a succulent and savory corned beef, but let’s be real, this cut of meat takes a long time to cook. My Instant Pot corned beef recipe solves this problem and drastically reduces the cooking time to just 90 minutes. The end result is a perfectly delicious dish that is sure to get rave reviews. It is one of my favorite Instant Pot recipes!

Tips for the perfect dish

  • Most packaged corned beef contains a packet of spices to sprinkle over the meat when it cooks. If your meat does not come with a packet, you can use 1-2 teaspoons of pickling spice instead, or simply omit the extra spices.
  • This dish stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can freeze cooked corned beef for up to two months. I don’t recommend freezing the vegetables as they can become soft and watery when thawed.
  • Cut your cabbage into wedges with the core attached so that it doesn’t fall apart as it cooks.
  • Be sure to slice your meat against the grain for the most tender slices.
  • I serve this dish with a side of grainy mustard which pairs perfectly with the savory beef.

how long to cook corned beef in instapot

Corned beef is a beef brisket that soaks in brine and then cures with salt and seasonings. This meat gets its distinctive pink color from sodium nitrate which is an ingredient in the curing process. It is a tough cut of meat, so it’s always best to cook corned beef for a long period of time so that it becomes tender. Typical cooking methods include boiling, slow cooking or oven roasting the meat, as well as using an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker.

Most stores sell cured and seasoned corned beef, especially in March. There are a few different cuts of corned beef to chose from including corned beef round roast, flat cut brisket, and point cut brisket. The round roast tends to have the least fat, but is also much more prone to drying out for that same reason. Flat cut brisket and point cut brisket tend to be the better corned beef options because they stay juicy when cooked. I used a flat cut brisket for these photos, as you can see by the uniform size and shape of the slices. Point cut brisket is the fattiest cut, but can also sometimes be the most tender. You will want to choose a piece of meat that fits inside your pressure cooker. It’s really up to you which cut you use!

You should rinse corned beef in cold water before cooking it to remove excess salt. The meat will taste better if excess salt is removed before it is cooked.

There are a lot of great methods for cooking corned beef. It can be cooked on the stovetop or in the oven. I have an amazing slow cooker corned beef recipe. However, if time is a factor, you can save time and keep all of the flavor with an Instant Pot.

how long to cook corned beef in instapot

Instant Pot Corned Beef Ingredients

When you make your Instant Pot corned beef you will need corned beef brisket, onion, garlic, carrots, small yellow potatoes, green cabbage, butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.

how long to cook corned beef in instapot

How do you make Instant Pot corned beef?

Start by placing onions and garlic in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place the corned beef on top and sprinkle seasonings over the meat. If your meat doesn’t come with a seasoning packet, it’s fine to just cook it without the seasoning. My corned beef was pre-coated in seasonings. Add water to the pot, then cook on high pressure until the meat is tender. Release the pressure. Remove the meat from the pot, and cover to keep warm. Add carrots, potatoes and cabbage wedges to the pot, then cook until the veggies are tender. Remove the vegetables from the liquid in the pot, and arrange on the plate with the brisket. Drizzle garlic butter over the vegetables, then slice the meat and serve.

how long to cook corned beef in instapot

How Long to Cook Corned Beef In the Instant Pot. With your Instant Pot set to high pressure, the corned beef brisket should be fully cooked within 90 minutes. However, every brisket is different. If you’re unsure, reviewers suggest cooking your brisket on high pressure for about 20 minutes per pound.

FAQ

How long do you cook beef in Instant Pot?

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

How long to cook 2 lb corned beef?

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.

Why is my corned beef tough Instant Pot?

Cooking Over a High Temperature Brisket is not a fan of 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.

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