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Unbelievably Fast Corned Beef Recipe Ever

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Unbelievably Fast Corned Beef Recipe Ever corned beed on platter with potatoes, cabbage, carrots shamrock

With only a few minutes of prep time, I have the fastest corn beef recipe ever for you to make in the Instant Pot. Delicious Corned Beef Dinner in minutes not hours. My Instant Pot transforms the traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal from an all-day recipe to a meal in a flash.

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Unbelievably Fast Corned Beef Recipe Ever corned beef on platter with potatoes, cabbage, carrots shamrock

Our family is German and Italian, and we never had a tradition of corned beef dinner. All the stories I’ve heard about making the perfect corned beef involved an extensive slow cooking process. So I’ve never attempted to try making corned beef.

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My first attempt was when I joined our church committee that put on a monthly potluck dinner. When it was time to plan for the March potluck we were all giving a corned beef from Costco and asked to bring it cooked for the potluck main dish. I wasn’t sure what a German and Italian cook was to do.

Having little ones at home I did not have the time to baby a new recipe for hours. I turned to my trusty Instant Pot / Electric Pressure Cooker.

Unbelievably Fast Corned Beef Recipe Ever corned beef

I was watching my favorite Chef Wolfgang Puck on HSN and he was presenting his Electric Pressure Cooker. I already had one but I love to watch him cook as I always get new ideas. He opened a lid and marveled at how quick and easy corned beef is to cook in the electric pressure cooker.

He was stressing that it only takes 90 minutes instead of hours. Wow, that was for me. This was my answer and I now make our corned beef and cabbage 3 or 4 times a year with this quick method.

How To Make Corned Beef In The Instant Pot / Electric Pressure Cooker

To make it even more simple I use 4 beef bouillon cubes in 4 cups of water I heat in the microwave. I add this to the pressure cooker with a small onion and 4 garlic cloves. Mixing in the seasoning packet and place the whole 3 to 4-pound corned beef. Secure the lid and turn the level to seal. I put the dial on 90 minutes on high pressure with a 15-minute natural release. 

Unbelievably Fast Corned Beef Recipe Ever cabbage, carrots potatoes potato peeler

I then take my time to cut up carrots, potatoes, and cabbage and keep ready for when the meat is done. When the timer goes off after 90 minutes allow to natural release for 15 minutes.  Remove the lid and take the corned beef out.  I put mine in an ovenproof pan and covered with foil. I then heated my oven to warm.

 cooked and sliced Corned Beef Recipe on white place
cabbage, carrots and potatoes on a white plate

I then placed the carrots, potatoes, and cabbage in the liquid in the pressure cooker and cooked for 6 minutes after securing the lid again and setting the knob to seal.  It was hard to believe but in 6 minutes the vegetable was cooked to perfection and dinner was ready. When the 6 minutes are up, do a fast release. 

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Unbelievably Fast Corned Beef Recipe Ever

Unbelievably Fast Corned Beef Recipe Ever

  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes


  • 3 to 4 Lb Corned Beef & Seasoning Packet
  • 4 Bouillon cubes
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 6 small White or Red Potatoes cut in half
  • 45 Carrots cut large sections
  • 1 large Head of Cabbage cut in wedges


  1. Heat water and bouillon cubes in the microwave in order to dissolve the bouillon.
  2. Add the beef bouillon water, onion, garlic, corned beef, and seasoning packet to the electric pressure cooker.
  3. Lock the pressure cooker lid in place and set the valve on seal.
  4. Set timer for 90 minutes.
  5. When the timer is done, let the pressure release on its own, approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the corned beef and cover with foil to keep warm, place in a warm oven.
  7. In the pressure cooker in the liquid that you cook the corned beef in, add the potatoes, carrots, and cabbage.
  8. Lock the lid, and set the timer for six minutes setting the valve at seal.
  9. After the six-minute timer is done, release steam, remove the lid and enjoy your corn beef and cabbage
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: Instant Pot

Keywords: Fast Corned Beef Recipe

~ Susan


Unbelievably Fast Corned Beef Recipe Ever

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  1. For sure doing this this year!!! I love my corned beef and cabbage!!!!

  2. Well I just happen to have TWO corned beefs in my freezer so you KNOW this is going on my menu plan for the week.

  3. Hey Susan!! 🙂 I am one of the co-hosts for Fiesta Friday this week and so I’m stopping by everyone’s blogs and scoping out the yummy recipes! 😉
    This corned beef looks absolutely tasty! I’ve never had corned beef before, but I would try yours that you have here! It looks great!
    Thanks for sharing and being apart of Fiesta Friday this week 🙂

  4. I totally forgot to get corned beef this year for St. Patty’s Day. When I realized it on the day of, I decided it was too late and just wasn’t going to happen. Next year I’ll know to use my instant pot! Thanks for sharing this at #HomeMattersParty

  5. I don’t have a pressure cooker, but I sure want one. I remember my mom making corned beef on the stove and it did take a long time. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday.

  6. Perfect timing for a lovely recipe. I also have this pressure cooker, so it is meant to be. Thanks for sharing this winning recipe at DI&DI.

  7. That’s unbelievable and I need to utilize my pressure cooker more! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

  8. Just the recipe for this time of year! Thanks for sharing it at the Instant Pot Link Party this week! Please join us again next time!

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