How to Make Corned Beef and Cabbage in Your Instant Pot

Everyday Food

St. Patrick’s Day will be here before we know it, and whether you’re Irish or not, it’s a good excuse to make corned beef and cabbage for dinner. If you have all day to let it cook, we have a great slow cooker recipe you might want to try; however, if you don’t want to wait all day for your food to be ready (we hear you), you might want to get out your Instant Pot.

Traditionally, it takes about 3 or 4 hours to cook corned beef and cabbage in the oven, but the Instant Pot speeds up the process. You’ll have dinner on the table in less than 2 hours. That includes prep time.

Another great thing about preparing your St. Patrick’s Day meal in the Instant Pot is that you’ll have fewer dishes to do. You can present your entire meal on one large platter, and you don’t have baking pans to clean.

Martha Stewart Living shows us step-by-step how to prepare corned beef and cabbage in the Instant Pot. Watch the video below for complete details.

Before St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll want to add the following items to your grocery shopping list:

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1 teaspoon black peppercorns

12 juniper berries

6 allspice berries

2 dried bay leaves

3-4 pounds flat-cut corned beef brisket, trimmed of excess fat

1 yellow onion, peeled and quartered

3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled

1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces

1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes

1 ½ pounds green cabbage, quartered lengthwise

Whole-grain mustard, for serving

People are raving about this easy corned beef and cabbage recipe. One person wrote, “That really was quick and easy. Thanks!!” Another person commented, “Perfect timing😊 I have a corned beef in my fridge that I planned to cook for St Patrick’s Day, but think I’ll cook it tonight instead.”

That last comment is a very good point. There’s no rule saying that you can only make corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day. You can make it any time you want. With a recipe this quick and easy, why not make it tonight?

Now that you have a quick and easy way to prepare the perfect Irish dinner, it’s time to think about dessert. Thankfully, we can help you out with that too. Whether you want to go with something green, something that contains Irish Cream, or even something that contains Lucky Charms (your kids will love it), we have just the thing.

Are you going to make corned beef and cabbage in your Instant Pot? How do you usually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?