A plate of corned beef slices with cabbage and carrots garnished with parsley

Instant Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage

We have always celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional corned beef & cabbage dinner

My Mom would boil the corned beef in a pot with cabbage, carrots and potatoes

When I started to make my own St. Patrick’s Day dinner, I used the crock pot

Now, I have evolved to the Instant Pot so we don’t have to wait all day for our dinner!

Rinse the beef thoroughly.  This is VERY important or else you’ll have salty beef!

I choose flat cut over point cut because flat cut is less fatty and cooks more evenly

The package of corned beef usually comes with a little spice packet, which I use, but I add some enhancements to it.  Let’s add 2 whole garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves and 1/2 teaspoon each of black peppercorns and coriander seeds

Oh, and 3 cups of water



Pour the water into the Instant Pot, add in the trivet and place the meat on top of the trivet.  Top with the spice packet, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns and coriander


Set the Instant Pot on 90 minutes on high pressure

Let’s move on to the veggies

I’m using a head of savoy cabbage, 3 large carrots and a large onion

I like savoy cabbage because it’s a little more tender than traditional green cabbage, but either will work just fine



We’re not fans of mushy cabbage, so the Simply Sundays twist on this cabbage is that we steam it in the cooking liquid from the corned beef instead of boiling

First step is to peel off the outer layers of the cabbage


Cut the cabbage in half, then cut a “V” in the bottom to remove the core

You’ll also need to cut the onions into large chunks


I’m using a large cast iron pan (surprise, surprise) and placing the cabbage and onion chunks in a single layer



Next, cut the carrots into even chunks.  Arrange in a layer in a large pan and now let’s wait for the corned beef to finish cooking because we’re going to use some of the liquid in the pressure cooker to braise our veggies in


90 minutes later and after 15 minutes of natural pressure release, we have our corned beef


Add 2 cups of the cooking liquid to the pan with the veggies, cover and cook over medium high heat for 12 -15 minutes or until the carrots can be pierced by a sharp knife





Allow the meat to rest before slicing and slice against the grain





Serve with the cabbage and carrots

And we typically serve our Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner with Loaded Baked Potato Casserole or mashed potatoes rather than boiled.  Entirely up to what you and your family prefer!

We also serve this with our Simply Sunday’s Irish Soda Bread which in my opinion, is the best part of the meal!

A plate of corned beef slices with cabbage and carrots garnished with parsley



Simply Sundays! ~ Instant Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Medium
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For the corned beef:

4 pound corned beef

2 garlic cloves

2 bay leaves

1/2 teaspoon peppercorns

1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds

3 cups water

For the cabbage:

1 head of savoy cabbage

1 large onions

3 large lbs carrots

3 cups reserved cooking liquid from corned beef


For the corned beef:

Wash the corned beef very well to remove brining liquid.  Add 3 cups water to the pressure cooker, place one corned beef on top of the trivet and add in the garlic cloves, bay leaves, peppercorns and coriander.  If the corned beef has an included spice packet, sprinkle over the beef as well. Set the Instant Pot for 90 minutes on high pressure and natural release the pressure for 15 minutes

Slice up the corned beef against the grain

For the cabbage:

First step is to peel off the outer layers of the cabbage; cut the cabbage in half, then cut a “V” in the bottom to remove the core

Cut the onions & carrots into large chunks nestle down in the pan; add in 2 cups of cooking liquid from the corned beef.  Steam the veggies, covered, on medium high heat for 12-15 minutes or until the carrots are tender

Serve the corned beef with the cabbage and carrots

Tools used to make this recipe

Lodge Cast Iron Pan

Simply Bamboo Cutting Board

Wilton Recipe Right Non-stick Cookie Sheet Set, 2-Piece/>

Anchor Hocking 8 Cup Measuring Cup

Presto 16-Quart pressure Canner

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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage

  1. It looks so delicious! I would try this one, but I don’ t know, where I can get corned beef that way! I only new the one in tins! Maybe I found a recipe to make corned beef 😉 And I love savoy cabbage! Lovely dish!
    Thank you!

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