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Instant Pot Corned Beef

Instant Pot Corned Beef

The fastest way to make a corned beef dinner is in your pressure cooker! The Instant Pot turns this meat into a tender meal! Eat it plain or dress it up with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing.

Course All Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield 8 servings


  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 corned beef brisket (about 3-5 lbs)
  • chicken broth to cover (between 4-8 cups)
  • optional toppings: Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, fried egg


  1. Place onion and garlic in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place the corned beef brisket on top fat side up and sprinkle with spice mixture the beef came with.

  2. Add enough chicken broth to cover the brisket completely.

  3. Select the manual setting on your Instant Pot; Adjust pressure to high and set the time for 90 minutes. When finished cooking, use the quick release method. Beef should be fork tender.

  4. When cool enough to remove, slice against the grain or shred the corned beef depending on your preference.

  5. Ways to eat this: Eat it plain or top with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, or a fried egg. Eat it on Rye bread.

  6. SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS – Cook the corned beef in a slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.

    STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS – In a large pot, bring mixture to a low simmer on t and cook on top of the stove for 50 minutes per pound.