Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe
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Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe

Crock-Pot and Instant Pot versions of this traditional Irish meal that uses corned beef brined at home!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 4
Calories: 681kcal
Author: Katie Wells

Ingredients

For the brisket:

For the sides:

  • 1 head cabbage
  • 2 onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 TBSP butter (or ghee)
  • 1 tsp caraway
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp basil

Instructions

For the Crock-Pot:

  • First, drain brine, rinse brisket under cool water, and put in Crock-Pot. 
  • Add garlic, pepper, and enough fresh water to just cover meat. (Do not use the brine ... it will be too salty!)
  • Turn the Crock-Pot on low and cook for 8 hours.
  • About half an hour before beef is done, chop cabbage, onion, garlic, and carrots.
  • Saute onions, garlic, and carrots in butter or ghee in large skillet until somewhat soft.
  • Add cabbage and spices and cook until soft. Add a little corned beef water from the crockpot if it starts to get dry.
  • Serve the corned beef over the cabbage and veggies.

For the Instant Pot

  • First, drain brine, rinse brisket under cool water, and put in the Instant Pot. 
  • Add garlic, pepper, and enough fresh water to just cover meat. (Do not use the brine ... it will be too salty!)
  • Put the lid on the pot and cook at high pressure for 80 minutes with a 20 minute natural pressure release. 
  • While the meat is cooking, chop the vegetables into large pieces.
  • When the 20 minutes is up, release the remaining pressure and remove the meat, keeping it covered to keep warm.
  • Add the vegetables and the remaining ingredients listed for the sides, omitting the butter, and cook at high pressure for 3-4 minutes, releasing the pressure manually when done. You can also cook the vegetables in a skillet with butter instead as detailed above in the Crock-Pot method.
  • Serve the corned beef over the veggies and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.7g | Protein: 49.9g | Fat: 42.4g | Saturated Fat: 18.1g | Cholesterol: 210mg | Sodium: 3039mg | Fiber: 9.4g | Sugar: 13.1g