Instant Pot Corned Beef

This Instant Pot Corned Beef recipe is the fastest way to make a corned beef dinner! Eat it plain or dress it up with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing. This is a St. Patrick’s Day classic recipe!

INSTANT POT CORNED BEEF

My husband makes this corned beef about once every two weeks because he loves it so much. Of course he eat it with all of the fixings: melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, and a fried egg on top.

I finally told him he needed to write down the recipe so all of my low-carb Keto readers could make it too! Corned beef isn’t specific to those diets and is a great recipe for St. Patty’s day.

WHAT IS CORNED BEEF?

Corned beef is beef brisket cured in brine and boiled. The curing process means the meat sits in a salt brine (a pickling liquid) for a week which pickles the meat. It usually comes with a spice blend. It has a vibrant pink color and tenderizes during the cooking process. 

FLAT CUT VS POINT CUT

Corned beef can be bought whole as an entire brisket but usually is bought either in a flat cut or point cut. Flat cut doesn’t have as much fat and slices easier than point cut. Most grocery stores sell flat cut. Point cut has a pointed shape as the name suggests.

HOW TO COOK CORNED BEEF

  1. Place onion and garlic in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place the corned beef brisket on top and sprinkle with spice packet the beef came with which has mustard seeds and pickling spices.

  2. Add enough cooking liquid (chicken broth) to cover the brisket completely.

  3. Select the manual setting on your Instant Pot; Adjust pressure to high and set the cooking time for 90 minutes. When finished cooking, use the quick release method.

  4. When cool enough to remove, slice against the grain or shred the corned beef depending on your preference.

DON’T HAVE AN INSTANT POT?

The easiest way to cook the best corned beef is in an instant pot. If you don’t have an instant pot there are other ways you can cook this corned beef.

  • SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS – Cook the corned beef in a crock pot on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
  • STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS – In a large pot, bring mixture to a low simmer and cook on top of the stove for 50 minutes per pound.

WHAT TO PUT ON TOP OF CORNED BEEF

You can eat it plain or dress it up with these toppings:

  • Swiss Cheese
  • Sauerkraut
  • Thousand Island dressing (use a low-carb version if doing Keto)
  • A fried egg
  • horseradish sauce

WHAT TO EAT WITH CORNED BEEF

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Instant Pot Corned Beef

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Yield: 8 servings

The fastest way to make a corned beef dinner is in your pressure cooker! The Instant Pot turns this meat into a tender meal! Eat it plain or dress it up with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing.

  • 1
    medium
    onion, sliced
  • 4
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1
    corned beef brisket
    (about 3-5 lbs)
  • chicken broth to cover
    (between 4-8 cups)
  • optional toppings:
    Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, fried egg

  1. Place onion and garlic in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place the corned beef brisket on top fat side up and sprinkle with spice mixture the beef came with.

  2. Add enough chicken broth to cover the brisket completely.

  3. Select the manual setting on your Instant Pot; Adjust pressure to high and set the time for 90 minutes. When finished cooking, use the quick release method. Beef should be fork tender.

  4. When cool enough to remove, slice against the grain or shred the corned beef depending on your preference.

  5. Ways to eat this: Eat it plain or top with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, or a fried egg. Eat it on Rye bread.

  6. SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS – Cook the corned beef in a slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.

    STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS – In a large pot, bring mixture to a low simmer on t and cook on top of the stove for 50 minutes per pound.

Instant Pot Corned Beef with sauerkraut

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