Instant Pot Corned Beef, Carrots, and Potatoes

This Instant Pot Corned Beef, Carrots, and Potatoes recipe is so easy to make in your pressure cooker. It has the usual baby potatoes and carrots, but no cabbage or spice packet. It's a twist on the traditional St. Patrick's Day favorite!

Top view of sliced corned beef next to carrots and potatoes on a white plate with an orange napkin next to it.

Just like many other Americans across the country, we like to make corned beef for our St. Patrick's Day dinner.

Here's the catch, though. My honey doesn't like cabbage and the kids don't like the spice packet that usually comes with corned beef.

You may be thinking, can you even have corned beef without cabbage and a spice packet?

Well, I am here to tell you that yes. you. can.

Closeup side view of sliced corned beef next to carrots and potatoes on a white plate.

See, that's the beauty of cooking and preparing food for you and your family. You can tweak recipes, omit ingredients (unless you're baking, of course), and make substitutions to suit your tastes. There are no rules!

So we don't do cabbage or spice packet. And you know what else? I broil that beautiful corned beef when it's done to get a nice crisp layer on the fat.

Boom. Don't let anyone tell you you're doing it wrong.

This corned beef, potatoes, and carrots recipe is absolutely delicious and I hope you love it as much as we do!

HOW TO MAKE CORNED BEEF IN AN INSTANT POT

Making corned beef in your instant pot is easy! First, onions are placed in the pot, followed by the corned beef. Beer and beef broth are poured into the pot and the corned beef is cooked on high pressure for 90 minutes with a quick release. The onions and corned beef are removed from the instant pot and red potatoes and carrots are put in. The potatoes and carrots are cooked for 6 minutes with a quick release. See below for detailed recipe instructions.

WHAT IF I WANT TO ADD CABBAGE OR A SPICE PACKET?

Corned beef usually comes with a spice packet that contains spices including mustard seeds, coriander, peppercorns, and bay leaves. This recipe does not use the packet, but you can add it if you'd like to! If you want to use the spice packet, sprinkle it over the corned beef before pressure cooking. If you want to add cabbage, add cabbage cut into wedges with the potatoes and carrots.

WHERE DOES CORNED BEEF COME FROM?

Corned beef is a beef brisket that has been salt-cured. At the origination of corned beef, it was cured with large pieces of salt, or corns, which is how corned beef got its name.

Top view closeup of sliced corned beef next to carrots and potatoes on a white plate with an orange napkin next to it.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH CORNED BEEF

In addition to the carrots and potatoes, corned beef is great served with a side of grainy mustard to dip the corned beef in. I also like to serve my potatoes and carrots with a dollop of plain greek yogurt.

WHAT TO MAKE WITH LEFTOVER CORNED BEEF

If you have leftover corned beef, make one of these delicious recipes that use corned beef:




MORE ST. PATRICK'S DAY RECIPES

Looking for more recipes to add to your St. Patrick's Day menu? Here are a few favorites from the archives:


If you try this recipe, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!

4 servings

Instant Pot Corned Beef, Carrots, and Potatoes


This instant pot corned beef recipe is so easy to make in your pressure cooker. It has the usual baby potatoes and carrots, but no cabbage or spice packet. It's a twist on the traditional St. Patrick's Day favorite!

  prep time: cook time: total time: 1 HOUR 46 MIN 

INGREDIENTS


1 1/2 large onions, quartered
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (2-3 pound) corned beef brisket
1 beer
2 1/2 cups beef broth
1 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes, halved
6 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Place the onions and garlic into your pressure cooker.

2. Rinse the corned beef, pat dry with paper towels, and place on top of the onions and garlic with the fat side up.

3. Pour the beer and beef broth and beef over the corned beef.

4. Place the lid onto your instant pot and turn the steam valve to the sealing position.

5. Select the manual/pressure cook, high pressure setting and set the time to 90 minutes. After 10 seconds the display will say On. Once the instant pot is pressurized, the float valve will rise and the cook timer will begin counting down.

6. At the end of the 90 minutes, carefully turn the steam release valve to the venting position. When the float valve drops, open the instant pot. Remove the corned beef to a foil-lined baking sheet and use a slotted spoon to remove the onions to a bowl.

7. Add the potatoes and carrots to the liquid in the pot. Place the lid onto your instant pot and turn the steam valve to the sealing position.

8. Select the manual/pressure cook, high pressure setting and set the time to 6 minutes. After 10 seconds the display will say On. Once the instant pot is pressurized, the float valve will rise and the cook timer will begin counting down.

9. At the end of the 6 minutes, carefully turn the steam release valve to the venting position. When the float valve drops, open the instant pot.

10. Season the fat of the corned beef with salt and pepper and broil until crisp and browned. Slice against the grain and serve with the potatoes, carrots, and onions.

NOTES


I like to use Guinness for the beer.

When broiling the corned beef, watch closely and keep the door ajar to prevent burning.

Recipe time does not include the time it takes for your instant pot to come to pressure.

This recipe is written specifically for the 8 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker. Cooking time may vary if you use a different pressure cooker. This recipe has not been tested on the 6-quart instant pot or in other pressure cooker brands.

Author: Becky


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