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Instant Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This instant pot corned beef and cabbage recipe is my go-to comfort food. It's hearty, flavorful, and so easy to whip up. Perfect for a cozy family dinner!

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You've got to try this! Just popped out my best corned beef and cabbage from the Instant Pot and, oh boy, it's a game-changer. Forget hours of simmering, this recipe nails it in a fraction of the time, with flavors that will get your taste buds dancing. Trust me, once you've tasted this tender beef with crispy veggies, there's no turning back. Can't wait for you to try it! Let's whip up this comfort food!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

  • Corned beef brisket: Tender, flavorful cut of meat that is the star of this dish, providing a hearty and savory base.
  • Onion: Adds depth and sweetness to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the corned beef and vegetables.
  • Garlic: Infuses a rich, aromatic flavor into the dish, complementing the corned beef and vegetables beautifully.
  • Pickling spice: A blend of spices that adds complexity and depth of flavor to the corned beef, enhancing its taste.
  • Water: Essential for cooking the corned beef brisket to perfection and creating a flavorful cooking liquid for the dish.
  • Cabbage: Adds a crisp texture and mild sweetness to the dish, balancing the richness of the corned beef.
  • Carrots: Bring a touch of natural sweetness and vibrant color to the dish, adding a fresh and earthy element.
  • Potatoes: Provide a hearty and comforting element to the dish, absorbing the flavors of the corned beef and cooking liquid.

Essential Tools for Making This Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the corned beef brisket and vegetables quickly and efficiently.
  • Knife: Needed for cutting the onion, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes to prepare the ingredients for cooking.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 90 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 lb corned beef brisket
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon pickling spice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 head cabbage, cut into wedges
  • 6 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6 potatoes, peeled and quartered

Instructions:

  1. Place corned beef brisket, onion, garlic, pickling spice, and water in the Instant Pot.
  2. Cook on high pressure for 90 minutes, then do a natural pressure release.
  3. Add cabbage, carrots, and potatoes to the Instant Pot.
  4. Cook on high pressure for another 5 minutes, then do a quick pressure release.
  5. Slice the corned beef and serve with vegetables.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 580 kcal | Carbohydrates: 30 g | Protein: 38 g | Total Fat: 34 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 122 mg | Sodium: 2380 mg | Dietary Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 7 g | Calcium: 90 mg | Potassium: 1350 mg | Iron: 5 mg | Vitamin A: 120 µg | Vitamin C: 60 mg

Tips for Making Corned Beef and Cabbage Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the corned beef according to the recipe.
  • Let it cool, then slice it.
  • Store the sliced corned beef in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the corned beef according to the recipe.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Place the sliced corned beef in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Freeze for up to 2-3 months.
  • Thaw in the fridge before reheating.

When making this dish, try adding a splash of apple cider vinegar to the cooking liquid for an extra layer of flavor.

Common Questions About Making Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

FAQ:
How long does it take to cook this instant pot corned beef and cabbage recipe?
The corned beef brisket cooks for 90 minutes on high pressure, followed by an additional 5 minutes for the vegetables.
Can I use a different cut of meat for this recipe?
While corned beef brisket is traditional for this dish, you can experiment with other cuts, but the cooking time may vary.
Do I need to rinse the corned beef before cooking?
It's recommended to rinse the corned beef brisket under cold water before cooking to remove excess salt.
Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?
Feel free to customize the recipe by adding other vegetables like turnips, parsnips, or even some whole garlic cloves.
How should I store any leftovers?
Store any leftover corned beef and vegetables in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

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