Easy Instant Pot Corned Beef with Beer

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, or really any day, this easy Instant Pot Corned Beef is moist, flavorful and sure to become a family dinner favorite. Corned beef is cooked in beef stock and dark beer then joined by potatoes, carrots and onions to make a tasty one pot meal. If the taste doesn’t get you salivating, the aromas will!

Instant Pot Corned Beef Dinner | 2 Cookin Mamas This easy Instant Pot Corned Beef is moist, flavorful and sure to become a family dinner favorite. Corned beef is cooked in beef stock and dark beer then joined by potatoes, carrots and onions to make a tasty one pot meal. If the taste doesn't get you salivating, the aromas will! #cornedbeef #instantpot #dinner #stpatricksday #recipe #easy

Instant Pot Corned Beef with Beer

OK, I’m not Irish. I can’t even claim the least little bit, but every year on St. Patrick’s Day, I pretend I have a wee bit of Irish in me. I love all the traditions and the wearing of the green, so it is fun to take part anyway and just pretend for a day. I love corned beef, just like any good Irish girl would, and I just learned how to make Irish Soda bread too – so I must have some Irish hidden in me somewhere.

Corned Beef sliced closeup

I’ve made this deliciousness in the crockpot and is a great option when you’re away from the house all day. I’ve included the instructions in the notes section of the recipe card. However, I wanted to try making it with my new favorite appliance, the Instant Pot. And, believe me when I tell you, it came out awesome!

Easy steps to make Instant Pot Corned Beef

Instant Pot Corned Beef Prep 1-4

  1. Place corned beef in Instant Pot.
  2. Sprinkle with spice packet, drop in thyme sprigs and add minced garlic.
  3. Pour in beef broth.
  4. Pour in beer.
  5. Cover, seal and cook on high for 80-85 minutes.

Instant Pot corned Beef last steps

  1. Release pressure naturally for 15 minutes then do quick release.
  2. Take out corned beef and set aside. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. Add vegetable to stock in Instant Pot.
  4. Cover, seal and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Cover valve with paper towel to help avoid spitting liquids, then do a quick release of pressure.
  5. Serve.

Other ideas for St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Great side dish

Irish Soda Bread from The Stay at Home Chef

Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks from Dinner then Dessert

Great Dessert

Key Lime Cheesecake Brownies

Instant Pot Corned Beef dinner overhead

I’d make this again any time! And the leftovers are great for sandwiches or a delish corned beef hash.

5 from 2 votes
Corned Beef dinner plated square
Instant Pot Corned Beef with Beer
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
 

This easy Instant Pot Corned Beef is moist & flavorful. It's cooked in beef stock and beer and includes potatoes, carrots & onions for a tasty one pot meal. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keywords: corned beef, corned beef with beer, instant pot corned beef
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 881 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 3-4 lb corned beef brisket
  • Spice packet
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3-4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 12 oz dark beer
  • 1 onion cut in chunks
  • 4 potatoes cut in eighths
  • 4-6 large carrots cut in large chunks
  • Garnish: parsley optional
Directions
  1. Place corned beef in bottom of Instant Pot.
  2. Sprinkle spice packet on top.
  3. Add minced garlic and sprigs of thyme.
  4. Pour in beef broth and dark beer.
  5. Cover and seal. Cook on high pressure for 75 minutes for 2 lbs., 80 minutes for 3 lbs. and 85 minutes for 4 lbs.
  6. When cycle has completed, let pressure release naturally for 15 minutes then do a quick release.
  7. Remove corned beef and set aside. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  8. Add onion, potatoes and carrots to broth.
  9. Cover and seal and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  10. Cover valve with a paper towel and do a quick release.
  11. Slice corned beef and place on serving plate with potatoes and vegetables around it. Top it with a little of the broth.
Recipe Notes

To cook in CROCKPOT: Place corned beef in crockpot with spice packet. Add garlic and thyme sprigs then cover with broth and 2 bottles of dark beer. Cook on low for 9-1/2 hours. Halfway through cooking time, place remaining ingredients in crockpot, cover and finish cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Corned Beef with Beer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 881 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 78%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 4654mg 194%
Potassium 2213mg 63%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 4g
Protein 58g 116%
Vitamin A 204.5%
Vitamin C 149.6%
Calcium 13.1%
Iron 73.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post has been updated with new photos and  instructions for cooking in an Instant Pot. The original post was published on May, 17, 2013.

Instant Pot Corned Beef Dinner with Beer | 2 Cookin Mamas This easy Instant Pot Corned Beef is moist, flavorful and sure to become a family dinner favorite. Corned beef is cooked in beef stock and dark beer then joined by potatoes, carrots and onions to make a tasty one pot meal. If the taste doesn't get you salivating, the aromas will! #cornedbeef #instantpot #dinner #stpatricksday #recipe #easy

 

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This easy Instant Pot Corned Beef is moist, flavorful and sure to become a family dinner favorite. Corned beef is cooked in beef stock and dark beer then joined by potatoes, carrots and onions to make a tasty one pot meal. If the taste doesn\'t get you salivating, the aromas will! #cornedbeef #instantpot #dinner #stpatricksday #recipe #easy

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Carrie
    02/27/2019 at 10:27 pm


    Yummmm, just in time for St Patrick’s Day.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      03/03/2019 at 7:36 am

      It’s a delicious dinner for the holiday for sure!

  • Reply
    wilhelmina
    02/27/2019 at 9:53 pm


    I love that you have adapted the classic corned beef dinner for the instant pot! I will be making this!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      03/03/2019 at 7:37 am

      Isn’t the Instant Pot great! It was so easy and came out so delicious that I just might be making this way more often.

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