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Instant Pot Corned Beef with Beer

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 881 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • 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


  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.