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Pressure cooker corned beef and cabbage is an easy and delicious way to get dinner ready in minutes instead of hours! This low carb corned beef brisket can also be easily modified to be cooked in a crockpot or slow cooker so you can come home from work and enjoy a nice home cooked meal!

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Pressure cooker corned beef and cabbage recipe

St. Paddy’s Day is nearly here! This holiday is famously known for the traditional food and drinks that come with it.

Green beer, shepherd’s pie, and of course corned beef and cabbage. We’re excited to share with you our amazingly easy pressure cooker corned beef and cabbage recipe so you can try and keep it as low as carb as possible this St Paddy’s Day. 

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What is corned beef?

Corned beef, typically made from beef brisket, is a salt-cured cut of beef. Corned beef gets its name from the way it is processed. Large rock salts, known as “corns” are used to cure the beef. Corned beef is often served hot with cabbage or sliced cold for sandwiches. Try it on our low carb bread!

How to cook corned beef in a pressure cooker?

Always place the corned beef fat side up when cooking. Evenly sprinkle your spices over the beef and add any vegetables that you want to increase the flavor of the corned beef (often onion and garlic).

Next, add beef broth and a small amount of Worcestershire sauce on all sides of the beef. Seal your pressure cooker tightly and cook on the “meat” setting for about 60 minutes depending on your pressure cooker.

Be sure to allow pressure to release naturally. Remove your corned beef from the pressure cooker and transfer it to a cutting board. Slice your corned beef and serve! These directions are if you’re just cooking the corned beef, if you’re adding cabbage and carrots, read our instructions below in the recipe card.

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How long to cook corned beef in a pressure cooker?

The amount of time it takes to cook corned beef in a pressure cooker depends on the model that you have. Depending on the type of pressure cooker that you own, corned beef should be cooked between 60-90 minutes on high pressure or on the meat setting. I always allow the pressure to release naturally so that it stays super tender!

How to make corned beef and cabbage in an Instant Pot

Add the beef to an Instant Pot with the fat side facing up. Sprinkle the spices on top, and then add garlic. Add onion on the sides of the beef, and then pour beef broth and Worcestershire sauce on all sides of the meat.

Cook on Manual, High Pressure for 60 minutes, and then do a Natural Pressure Release. Transfer the meat to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.

Leave the liquid in the pot and add cabbage and carrots. Cook on Manual, High Pressure for 3 minutes and then do a Quick Pressure Release. Transfer the vegetables to the platter with the meat.

Strain the liquid and serve it along with the vegetables and meat to drizzle on top.

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What part of the cow is corned beef?

Corned beef comes from the brisket of the cow. This cut is located on the side of the cow, just below the shoulder (or chuck).

Why is it called corned beef?

This type of meat is called “corned beef” because of the process that is used to cure it. It is processed with large salt rocks called “corns” of salt.

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What’s in the spice packet for corned beef?

You may wonder what’s in that packet filled with spices to put on your corned beef before cooking. Commonly included in this packet is salt and pepper, nutmeg, bay leaves, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, coriander, and mustard seed.

Is corned beef healthy?

A standard corned beef brisket recipe has about 213 calories per serving (85g), 16.1g fat, 15.5g protein, 0.4g net  carbs per 3oz serving. I use cronometer to track macros and look up nutritional information. 

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Can you overcook meat in a pressure cooker?

Yes, meat can definitely become overcooked in a pressure cooker. You will be able to tell that your meal is overcooked because the meat will be tough and dry. Make sure you are cooking meat for the appropriate time based on your model of pressure cooker.

Does a pressure cooker make meat tender?

If cooked correctly, tough cuts of meat can become tender when using a pressure cooker. These tough cuts, like beef chuck, have a lot of collagen, which breaks down into gelatin when cooked. If cooked properly, this collagen can help make the meat tender and juicy, rather than tough and dry.

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Try some more awesome keto instant pot recipes!

If you want more keto instant recipes, check out our 20 recipe Instant Pot Ebook available on our site and on Amazon! 

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Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Pressure cooker corned beef and cabbage is an easy and delicious way to get dinner ready in minutes instead of hours! This low carb corned beef brisket can also be easily modified to be cooked in a crockpot or slow cooker so you can come home from work and enjoy a nice home cooked meal!
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: irish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 3 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 13 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 642kcal
Author: Faith

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds corned beef
  • Spice packet that come with the corned beef
  • 2 medium cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium onion peeled and quartered
  • 3/4 cup beef bone broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small head cabbage quartered and core cut out
  • 2 medium carrots cut into 2 to 3-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Add the beef to an Instant Pot with the fat side facing up. Sprinkle the spices on top, and then the garlic. Add the onion on the sides of the beef, and then pour in the broth and the Worcestershire sauce on all sides of the meat.
  • Cook on Manual, High Pressure for 60 minutes, and then do a Natural Pressure Release. Transfer the meat to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Leave the liquid in the pot and add the cabbage and carrot. Cook on Manual, High Pressure for 3 minutes and then do a Quick Pressure Release. Transfer the vegetables to the platter with the meat.
  • Strain the liquid and serve it along with the vegetables and meat to drizzle on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 642kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 3572mg | Potassium: 1410mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5485IU | Vitamin C: 167.1mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 6.4mg
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