Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe + Last minute St. Patrick’s Day Tips

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe + Last minute St. Patrick’s Day Tips

 

 St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year.  While in our younger days, this would have meant heading out on the town and celebrating with friends, that’s not necessarily what we want to do, and we also don’t really have the time to. Family life can be hectic and Friday nights are no exception.  Soccer games, gymnastics practice, and birthday party plans are all on the calendar for next weekend, and if we want to celebrate the day we need to minimize prep and planning! Thanks to Pepto for sponsoring today’s instant pot corned beef recipe and St. Patrick’s Day tips, and for offering relief from digestive symptoms so very many times.
Given the crazy schedule we have — I need to make our St. Patrick’s day festivities SIMPLE. My Friday afternoons are usually: pick up my 2 younger kids at school plus 2 kids we carpool with: 3:20. Home, give kids snack, leave for gymnastics with the 3 littlest kids at 4:30. Drop kids off 4:50, head back home. Arrive home 5:20. There’s often a Cub Scout meeting and or a soccer game on Fridays as well, so we don’t usually eat until close to 7 pm.
 So tips for St. Patrick’s Day? KISS it! Keep It Simple, Silly! Make a quick meal, and if you want some fun decorations, head to the dollar store or party store. The dollar store is much closer so guess where I’m heading? Yep! Some gold chocolate coins, fun green necklaces, maybe even a little pot for the gold and you’re set for some festive fun!
My FAVORITE part of St. Patrick’s Day is making corned beef and cabbage.  Which, as I understand from my Irish friend Orla, isn’t even the traditional meal for St. Patty’s Day. I’m perfectly ok with that. We LOVE corned beef in this house, so some of us tend to have extra hearty helpings of dinner when it’s served. I won’t name names. Even if it’s not traditionally what the Irish do eat for St. Patty’s Day, it’s kind of become an American St. Patty’s Day tradition, and perfect for noshing on in celebration!
If you’re going to partake in some adult beverage consumption, Guinness is generally the beverage of choice for St. Patrick’s Day. Or Killians Red.  Just consume in moderation and don’t drink and drive! For the kids? Green milk, or if you don’t want to dye your milk, make a simple punch for them with a little pineapple juice, lime sherbet, and sprite- so much fun and so simple to do!
Make sure you always have some Pepto on hand just in case- that wonderful Pink Relief is good to have at the ready especially on holidays like St. Patrick’s Day! When those digestive symptoms start to make their presence known, you don’t want to be caught unprepared! Heading out? Grab some Pepto-Bismol To Go Cherry Chewable Tablets and toss them in your bag. No matter which of the 5 symptoms of overindulgence you are experiencing, Pepto is ready to offer you relief!

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Ingredients:

3-4 lb corned beef

1 cup baby carrots, cut in half or thirds – you can also use regular carrots, but we’re focused on time saving today

4-5 red potatoes, cut in half and then in thirds

1/2 head cabbage, chopped

1 cup water

Optional if no seasoning packet was included:
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp coriander seeds

1 bay leaf

*You can also toss a few teaspoons of pickling spice if you REALLY want to simplify!

Directions:

Place corned beef in instant pot. Sprinkle seasoning packet on top of meat or sprinkle garlic powder, black pepper and bay leaf on meat. Add water to instant pot.

Set instant pot to manual for 30 minutes. When finished, quick release steam/pressure. Remove meat from pot, let set, covered in foil.

Place potatoes, carrots and cabbage in instant pot (leaving juices in pot) and set to manual for 7 minutes. Check to make sure vegetables are tender. If not, return to Instant Pot for 2-3 minutes. Release steam/pressure. Remove from pot and serve with sliced corned beef.

What are your tips to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Are you like me and always have that #PinkRelief on hand just in case? 

 

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe + Last minute St. Patrick’s Day Tips
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Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb corned beef
  • 1 cup baby carrots, cut in half or thirds - you can also use regular carrots, but we're focused on time saving today
  • 4-5 red potatoes, cut in half and then in thirds
  • 1/2 head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • Optional if no seasoning packet was included:
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  1. Place corned beef in instant pot. Sprinkle seasoning packet on top of meat or sprinkle garlic powder, black pepper and bay leaf on meat. Add water to instant pot.
  2. Set instant pot to manual for 30 minutes. When finished, quick release steam/pressure. Remove meat from pot, let set, covered in foil.
  3. Place potatoes, carrots and cabbage in instant pot (leaving juices in pot) and set to manual for 7 minutes. Check to make sure vegetables are tender. If not, return to Instant Pot for 2-3 minutes. Release steam/pressure. Remove from pot and serve with sliced corned beef.
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33 comments… add one
  • You just made me so hungry! :) I prepared corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day last year. Didn't do it this year, but I think I'm going to make one next week.
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  • We don't have St. Patrick's Day in the Philippines. So, reading your blog post made me informed on how St. Patrick's Day is celebrated. Well, it is near so I guess it will make you super busy. :)
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  • Love the Pepto! What a fantastic looking spread you put on...what time should I be there? I wish!
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  • This looks DELISH! Being vegetarians we are just going to go for the cabbage! And we are definitely getting an instant pot after reading your post! Happy holidays!!
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  • Never used instant pot before but I've seen so many yummy recipes around it. Need to definitely check it out.
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  • My mom would eat this recipe up! I'll send it her way!
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  • Talk about the perfect St. Patty's Day dish! I haven't had Corned Beef and Cabbage in years! I need to try this recipe!
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  • I plan on having corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day. We don't have an Instant Pot though. I've been so many great recipes I'll have to see about getting one.
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  • Yum! I love corn beef, it's so tasty! I'll have to try out this recipe, it looks easy to make.
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  • Never tried corn beef before but would love to try your recipe some day!
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  • It looks so amazing! Hubby loved corned beef, I can't wait to try it!
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  • This would save SO much time on St. Patrick's Day. I bet this would be a selling point for my mom to finally get an Instant Pot!
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  • I love my Instant Pot. I can't wait to make this on Friday.
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  • Corned Beef in the pressure cooker is my favorite. I am actually making some tomorrow for my family. I stocked up at Shaw's.
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  • I have been loving my Instant Pot. It has changed the way we eat. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend.
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  • I've got to get my wife to find our Instant Pot. I love making corned beef and cabbage, and the Instant Pot cooks everything so fast.
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  • That looks so good! My husband makes corned beef and cabbage every year. Time for me to bust out the instant pot.
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  • We LOVE instant pot anything! This looks great and I LOVE that you can make it last minute!
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  • What a great time saver!!! I love cooking corned beef but it can take hours which I don't often have!
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  • Wow, this is the second cabbage recipe I've seen in a day. And they all look new to me. Are they a thing now or are they St. Patrick related thing to do? I am totally clueless sorry. But what a nice way to incorporate both. I've tried only corned beef without the cabbage but I'll soon add it!!! :D
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  • wow, yours looked really good! I can never perfect my meat when it comes to making corned beef cabbage. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Yum! I love corned beef and cabbage! I can't wait to make it. I don't have an instapot, but I will use my crockpot!
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  • This looks super tasty! I can't believe St Patty's is just around the corner, it's sneaking up fast and I feel so under-prepared...ahhhh! thanks for the recipe : )
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  • I would love to use an Instapot. I personally don't care for corned beef.
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  • This sounds and looks like an amazing meal! I love that you used the instant pot, so smart! Sounds great!
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  • I've never made corned beef cabbage because it seemed like so much work. So totally excited to see yet another amazing Instant Pot recipe. Looks like we might have corned beef and cabbage for St. Patty's.
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    • The Instant Pot has even won my super skeptical husband over!!
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  • This looks amazing! Great job :-)
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  • That looks amazing. I want one of these Instant pots. I can't wait to try your corned beef recipe.
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  • Yup, you totally got it - this recipe is just perfect for St. Patrick's Day. I need to try it out... looks delicious!
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  • I love my Instant Pot. It has really changed the way we eat. This recipe looks delicious. I will have to give it a try this week.
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  • We just got one for Christmas! I would LOVE to try this! St Patricks day is coming so I know we will be making this soon!
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  • That looks so good! We have corned beef and cabbage every year for St. Patty's day. And that's SO easy to make in the Instant Pot.
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