Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Move over pot of gold! This St. Patrick’s Day is all about the Instant Pot.

Okay, I admit it. I’m addicted to my Instant Pot. Another classic slow-cooker recipe for me is Corned Beef and Cabbage. I typically wake up bright and early every St. Patrick’s Day to throw together all of the ingredients for a delicious corned beef and cabbage. And while this is a delicious way to get a super tender and rich flavor, I felt this could also be achieved in the magical Instant Pot.


As can be expected, this recipe was easily thrown together in matter of minutes and took a fraction of the time as my traditional slow-cooker method with ALL of the same ingredients. To kick-off, I stew the chopped corned beef, sliced garlic and bottle of beer on the meat/stew setting. Once the steam is released, I throw in my veggies – red potatoes, carrots, onions and cabbage.


My secret ingredient for corned beef and cabbage is tomato paste! This pantry MVP is a must-have for stews and I think corned beef and cabbage is no exception. I understand it may not be the most traditional add-in for this dish, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.


Once ready, enjoy with your favorite brew (dyed green, if you please) and feel a little bit more Irish on this festive day.

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Your new go-to for a quick and easy St. Patrick's Day dish!


  • 3lbs corned beef and spice packet, chopped
  • 6-8 red potatoes
  • 5 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 medium head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 (12-oz) bottle of beer
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • Salt


  1. Place the corned beef, spice packet, garlic and beer in the Instant Pot.
  2. Close the lid and close the steam valve. Press the “meat/stew” button, and set the cooker to 35 min of high pressure.
  3. Once steam is released (naturally or forced), open the lid and stir in the tomato paste, red potatoes, carrots, onion and cabbage.
  4. Secure lid and press the “meat/stew” button again, reducing the time to 5 minutes on high pressure.
  5. Release the pressure (naturally or forced) and add salt for taste as needed.
  6. Serve and enjoy!