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9 March 2018

This recipe and a pressure cooker are all you need for the juiciest, most tender corned beef brisket in a fraction of the time it takes for oven or slow cooking. Don’t forget to cut against the grain. Serve it up with cabbage or your favorite side dish.

It’s corned beef time of year, my friends, but you know what? It’s a dang shame because I think corned beef should be all year long. Not just on St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, it IS corned beef time in the Madness household all year long because I usually buy extra when they’re on sale this time of year and freeze them for later use.

I love corned beef that much!

PLUS! I can usually find some either at the butcher or my local grocer throughout the year, and when I see them, I’ll grab one. It’s so delicious! Definitely a favorite for both Patty and me.

Pressure Cooker Corned Beef freshly sliced

I’ve cooked corned beef many different ways, from slow cooker corned beef to oven cooking to stewing on the stove, but one way that you may want to consider is using the pressure cooker.

Pressure Cooker Corned Beef is a GREAT way to achieve super tender corned beef every time. It’s SO easy, and it’s the fastest you’ll ever cook a corned beef, hands down.

We’re talking 90 minutes of cooking time, plus 10 minutes for the pressure release. That’s it. It usually takes hours and hours for the tough cut of meat to tenderize. I love my pressure cooker. It ROCKS.

And YES, this also applies to making Instant Pot Corned Beef on the pressure cooker setting.

Let’s talk about how we do this.

How to Cook Corned Beef in the Pressure Cooker – Recipe

First, slice open the package and rinse the corned beef to remove any gel from the packet. It can get pretty gummed up. You’re also rinsing away any excess salt.

Cleaned Corned Beef ready to go in the Pressure Cooker

Next, set the rinsed corned beef on a rack in your pressure cooker. Top it with peppers, onion, garlic cloves and your preferred seasoning.

Add a bit of salt and ground pepper if you’d like. You can use the pickling spice seasoning packet that comes with it. I usually just toss that out and use my own seasonings.

Corned Beef in the Pressure Cooker with peppers, onion, garlic cloves and your preferred seasoning.

Next, pour the broth over the top. Chicken broth or beef broth is great here, as is veggie broth. You can also use stout beer for additional flavor. Toss in a couple bay leaves if you’d like.

Pressure cook the corned beef brisket on high for 90 minutes. Natural release the pressure for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the lid.

Remove the corned beef then slice as needed! Pretty much fork tender, my friends.

That’s it! Simple as that. It will be beautifully tender and seasoned and just begging for you to serve it up with a side of cabbage as you like, or Brussels sprouts or perhaps over mashed potatoes with a nice Guinness gravy.

Or go have some corned beef and cabbage! So good with carrots or red potatoes, too, or other root vegetables. Rutabaga, anyone? And a nice mustard rub or horseradish sauce. YUM. Such an easy recipe, isn’t it?

Save some to make a reuben sandwich later on. Grab a fork, my friends!

If you’d like to use your pressure cooker or Instant Pot to also cook your cabbage for a wonderful corned beef and cabbage meal, follow these instructions.

Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Once you’ve followed the instructions above for making the pressure cooker corned beef, remove the corned beef brisket from the pot and cover it with aluminum foil. Let it rest.

Strain out the vegetables and set them into a bowl and cover. Reserve the cooking liquid in the pot.

Next, add in cabbage chopped into wedges, along with potatoes and carrots if you’d like those as well.

Close the lid and lock it. Cook at high pressure for 3 minutes. Quick release the pressure and serve them up along with your corned beef.

Simple as that!

Yeah. Check out this recipe: Slow Cooked Corned Beef with Spicy Guinness Gravy and Caramelized Cabbage. Oh baby.

Also, check out these other corned beef recipes, in case you have leftovers like I always do.

Corned Beef Recipes

I hope you enjoy the recipe! Let me know how it turns out for you! Send pics! YOU ROCK! – Mike H.

Pressure Cooker Corned Beef Recipe

Try Some of My Other Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Recipes

If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

5 from 5 votes
Pressure Cooker Corned Beef – The Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
 
This recipe and a pressure cooker are all you need for the juiciest, most tender corned beef brisket in a fraction of the time it takes for oven or slow cooking. Don't forget to cut against the grain. Serve it up with cabbage or your favorite side dish.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 451 kcal
Author: Mike Hultquist
Ingredients
  • 3 pound corned beef brisket
  • 1 large bell pepper rough chopped
  • 1-2 spicy chili peppers to your heat preference
  • 1 large sweet onion peeled and rough chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2-3 tablespoons favorite Cajun seasoning blend
  • 4 cups beef or chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Rinse the corned beef to remove any gel from the packet. If there is a seasoning packet, you can use it, but I like to use a good Cajun or Creole blend instead.
  2. Set the corned beef on a rack in the pressure cooker, then add peppers, onion, garlic and seasoning. Pour the broth over the top.
  3. Pressure cook on high for 90 minutes. Natural release the pressure for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the lid.
  4. Slice as needed!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Corned Beef – The Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 451
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Additional Recipe Notes

Freeze your leftovers. If you have leftover corned beef, you can easily freeze it in freezer friendly bags. I like to vacuum seal mine to keep them longer.

Time Saver. It takes a good 90 minutes to cook corned beef in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. To save time, slice larger briskets into 3 or 4 smaller pieces, then pressure cook them for 60-70 minutes instead of 90. That’s a lot of time saved!

Release Naturally.

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15 comments

  1. John Shotsky

    I had already purchased my corned beef, and was planning to cook it in the instant pot. Timely recipe…Later today, I plan to instant pot a small head of cabbage…

      1. John Shotsky

        Mike, what about the veggies removed from the broth? Do you just add those back into the freshly cooked veggies? I am cooking the beef now, and will be adding a turnip, a rutabaga and a couple parsnips to my potatoes and carrots and cabbage…

        1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

          John, I would remove the larger veggies or strain them out. The larger veg can be enjoyed with the meal. I strain out the extras to keep the broth and make a gravy from that. Let me know how it works out for you.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Haha, excellent, Lauren! I’m sure it will be great this time.


  2. I’ve never made corned beef but your method looks like one of the easiest around! THanks for sharing!

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