There is no better or easier way to cook a corned beef brisket than in the Instant Pot. It literally takes less than 5 minutes of prep, less than 2 hours of cook time, and you have the most amazingly tender and delicious piece of buttery beef.
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner guys.
The best thing about St. Patrick’s Day is the corned beef. Seriously.
Corned beef is so good.
The first time I ever went to the boyfriend’s parents house for dinner, we had corned beef. I remember being appalled that his dad was cutting the fat off of it.
The fat is my favorite part. So full of delicious flavors.
It’s now become a joke each year.
His dad doesn’t cut the fat off anymore though.
This Instant Pot corned beef is sooooo easy to make guys.
I love my Instant Pot. I mean, I really think it’s becoming serious. I don’t know how we ever lived without each other.
If you haven’t made the plunge yet, it’s totally worth it. It will change your life. I recommend reading this full review of the Instant Pot to decide whether it’s right for you.
I’ve included the link to the one I have below (this is an affiliate link – I earn a small commission if you buy through this link…I need coffee guys!!!). It’s awesome.
So we know the Instant Pot (IP) is the best thing ever.
I think you’ll agree after you make this Instant Pot corned beef.
So how do we cook corned beef in the Instant Pot?
First off, you’ll want to rinse your brisket to get rid of all that excess brine.
Place the steamer rack in your IP and set the brisket on top. Open the seasoning packet and rub it on top of the brisket.
Throw the garlic cloves on top (we LOVE garlic). Pour just enough water in to cover the bottom of the IP (I use about 1 1/2 cups water). Don’t forget this part because the water helps create the pressure that cooks your delicious meat.
Set the IP to pressure cook on high for 90 minutes.
Now, go binge on some Netflix while your delicious melt-in-your-mouth corned beef cooks away.
After it’s done (your IP will tell you – like I said, it’s awesome), let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then use the quick release to finish depressurizing.
Remove your corned beef, let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then slice.
If you want the traditional Irish style, serve it with potatoes and cabbage. I’ve included some instructions for cooking the potatoes and cabbage in the IP in the recipe below.
Or stay tuned, I use mine to make this super easy and soul satisfying corned beef and cabbage stew.
Did you make this easy corned beef recipe? Leave me a comment below and let me know how it came out!
- 2-3 lbs. corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
- 5 garlic cloves
- 1-2 cups water
- Remove corned beef from package and rinse thoroughly.
- Place in the Instant Pot on the steamer rack. Rub the seasoning packet on the top and place garlic cloves on top.
- Add 1-2 cups of water, enough to cover the bottom of the Instant Pot.
- Pressure cook on high for 90 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
Remove from Instant Pot, let cool for 10-15 minutes then slice.
- Serve with boiled cabbage and potatoes.
- You can cook your potatoes and cabbage in the Instant Pot after your corned beef is done cooking. Remove the brisket from the IP, add the potatoes and cabbage, and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. Quick release the pressure and serve with your corned beef.
After this, you’re going to LOVE cooking with your IP – check out these other super easy and absolutely amazing IP recipes: