Cook the Most Tender Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Are you looking for a flavorful and easy meal that will have your taste buds dancing? Look no further than this recipe for Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage. With creamy baby red potatoes and carrots, this dish is a complete meal that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

The Magic of the Instant Pot

If you’ve ever made corned beef and cabbage before, you probably used a slow cooker. But let me tell you, this Instant Pot version takes it to a whole new level. Not only does it cut down on cooking time, but it also infuses the meat with incredible flavor. The result? The most tender and melt-in-your-mouth corned beef you’ve ever tasted.

A Complete Meal

One of the things I love most about this recipe is that it’s a complete meal in one pot. You’ve got your meat (a marinated corned beef brisket), your carbs (baby red potatoes), and your veggies (green cabbage and carrots). You don’t need anything else, except maybe a good wine pairing or a dark beer to complement the flavors.

Bursting with Flavor

Corned beef is already packed with flavor, but when you pressure cook it with a dark stout beer like Guinness, it takes it to a whole new level. The combination of the marinated meat and the rich beer creates a flavor that will blow your mind. Trust me, you won’t be able to get enough of it.

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Leftovers for Days

And here’s a bonus: you can easily turn the leftovers into another delicious meal. Use them to make corned beef hash for breakfast, or whip up a mouthwatering Reuben Sandwich. The possibilities are endless!

The Ingredients You’ll Need

To make this Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage, you’ll need a few key ingredients:

  • Corned beef brisket: I recommend using a marinated one without any added nitrates or nitrites.
  • Liquid: Beef broth and stout beer give the dish its delicious flavor.
  • Vegetables: Onions, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, garlic, and bay leaf complete the meal.

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How to Make Instant Pot Corned Beef

Here’s a quick summary of the steps involved in making this mouthwatering dish:

  1. Cook: Add the corned beef, spices or marinade, onions, beef broth, stout beer, and bay leaves to the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 90 minutes.
  2. Release pressure: Allow the steam to naturally release for about 10 minutes, then quick release the remaining steam. Set the meat aside.
  3. Cook the vegetables: Add the potatoes to the cooking liquid first, then add the cabbage and carrots.

Cooking Tips for Perfect Results

To ensure your Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage turns out perfectly every time, keep these tips in mind:

  • Size of roast: If your roast is too big for your Instant Pot, you can cut it into smaller chunks.
  • Corned beef buying tips: Look for a marinated roast without nitrates or nitrites for the best flavor.
  • Vegetable cook time: The carrots and cabbage cook quickly, so adjust the cooking time to your preference.
  • Leftovers: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy them for another meal.
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Why Add Beer?

I chose to add stout beer to the cooking liquid because it adds flavor and helps tenderize the meat even more. The darker the beer, the more intense the flavor. Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of Guinness, as you won’t taste it in the final dish. All the alcohol burns off during cooking, so it’s safe for everyone to enjoy.

Other Mouthwatering Recipes

Looking for more delicious St. Patrick’s Day recipes? Give these a try:

  • Bangers & Mash with Stout Onion Gravy
  • Irish Cheddar Shepherd’s Pie
  • Irish Stew
  • Irish Cheddar Stout Bread
  • Guinness Chocolate Sauce
  • Guinness Chocolate Cake

So what are you waiting for? Grab your Instant Pot and get ready to cook up the most incredible corned beef and cabbage you’ve ever tasted. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below!