How to Cook Corned Beef in a Pressure Cooker

How to cook corned beef and cabbage in a pressure cooker

The pressure cooker has come to my rescue once again! I was planning on cooking corned beef in the slow cooker, but I forgot to start it in the morning and by the time I remembered I didn’t even have enough time to cook it in the oven. So I pulled out my old standby: the pressure cooker! Corned Beef usually takes 2 1/2 hours in the oven, but it only takes 45 – 50 minutes to cook corned been in the pressure cooker. That is big reduction in cooking  time.

How long does it take to cook corned beef in a pressure cooker? Only 45 - 50 minutes!

Place corned beef in the pressure cooker. Add onion, potatoes, and garlic. Pour broth over the meat and veggies. Sprinkle spices over it all. Place lid on pressure cooker. Cook over high heat until it reaches high pressure. Lower flame and stabilize pressure. Cook for 40 minutes.

Note: I don’t peel the potatoes. I just wash them, cut off any bruised spots, and throw them in whole. They will crack open while cooking and all the flavors will seep in, effortlessly creating the most flavorful potatoes ever.

How to cook corned beef in a pressure cooker with cabbage and potatoes.

Remove the pressure cooker from flame and run under cold water to release pressure. Add cabbage to the pressure cooker. Cook over high flame until it reaches high pressure. As soon as it reaches high pressure, remove from flame and run under cool water to release pressure.

Note: The cabbage only takes a few minutes to cook, so you add it at the very end. The cabbage really will cook in just the few minutes it takes to reach high pressure.

How to Make Gravy from the Corned Beef Drippings

How to make gravy with corned beef drippings

Use the drippings to make gravy. Seriously, it will be the best gravy you have ever had!

Ingredients:

  • Drippings from Corned Beef
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions:

  1. After you have removed the meat and veggies from the pot, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to the drippings.
  2. Use a whisk to blend the the cornstarch into the beef.
  3. Cook over a medium flame until it reaches a boil.
  4. Lower flame and boil until it thickens, approximately 2 – 3 minutes.

You can mop up the extra gravy with some Irish Soda Bread.

5.0 from 2 reviews
How to Cook Corned Beef in a Pressure Cooker
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 - 3 pound corned beef brisket
  • 20 small red potatoes, whole
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 4 cups of beef broth (Homemade beef broth recipe)
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • spice packet (often comes with corned beef purchase)
Spices if you don't have a spice packet
  • 1 bay leaf, crushed
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 20+ peppercorns
  • 20+ coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
For Gravy:
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
Directions
  1. Place corned beef in the pressure cooker. Add onion, potatoes, and garlic. Pour broth over the meat and veggies. Sprinkle spices over it all. Place lid on pressure cooker.
  2. Cook over high heat until it reaches high pressure. Lower flame and stabilize pressure. Cook for 40 minutes.
  3. Remove from flame and run under cold water to release pressure.
  4. Add cabbage to the pressure cooker. Cook over high flame until it reaches high pressure.
  5. As soon as it reaches high pressure, remove from flame and run under cool water to release pressure.
Gravy Directions:
  1. Remove meat and vegetables from the pressure cooker, but leave the drippings.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to the drippings.
  3. Use a whisk to blend the the cornstarch into the beef.
  4. Cook over a medium flame until it reaches a boil.
  5. Lower flame and boil until it thickens, approximately 2 - 3 minutes.

More Pressure Cooker Recipes:

Cooking Beans in a Pressure Cooker
How to Cook Swiss Steak in a Pressure Cooker
How to Make Rice in a Pressure Cooker

Do you only make Corned Beef for St. Patrick’s Day? If so, below are some more ideas for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Shamrock Craft Using Chenille Pipe Cleaners
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts – Free eBook
Irish Soda Bread Recipe
St. Patrick’sDay Games for Kids



This post may contain affiliate links, please view our disclosure policy for details.

About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.

Comments

  1. Alea,

    Pressure cooker is real help always. It makes delicious dishes.

  2. Corned Beef in the pressure cooker is so good! We made it last year and I definitely plan on doing it again. :)

  3. amanda kessens says:

    Do you have the link to cooking the corned beef in the slow cooker or oven? I don’t have a pressure cooker, but plan on cooking corned beef for st. patrick’s day on saturday! tia

  4. This is pretty much exactly the way we do ours too, and I LOVE IT! It’s so much easier, so tender and of course, so tasty!!
    Thanks again for linking up to Delicious Dish Tuesday! Come back tonight and add another delicious recipe! =)

  5. mmmm… this looks so good! I clearly need a pressure cooker. This would make my life so much easier. Thanks so much for linking up with Delicious Dish Tuesday :)

  6. Betty Taylor says:

    This looks delicious! I will definitely try it.

  7. Love this post, I pinned on our mega shared pressure cooker recipes & news board. I wanted to invite you to join but Pinterest wouldn’t let me.

    Take a look, and let me know if you’re interested and we can figure out how to connect!
    http://www.pinterest.com/hippressurecook/pressure-cooker-recipes-tips-news-more/

    Ciao,

    L

Speak Your Mind

*

Rate this recipe: