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Best Corned Beef 'n' Cabbage Recipe

Best Corned Beef 'n' Cabbage Recipe

I've been making this meal for more than 40 years. It is so easy and delicious. It's especially good served with a salad of peaches and cottage cheese.—Ruth Warner, Wheat Ridge, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 corned beef brisket with spice packet (2 pounds)
  • 1 medium head cabbage, cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 large red potatoes, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 4 large carrots, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 2-inch pieces


  • 1. In a 6-qt. pressure cooker, combine water and contents of corned beef seasoning packet; add beef. Close cover securely; place pressure regulator on vent pipe. Bring cooker to full pressure over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook for 45 minutes. (Pressure regulator should maintain a slow steady rocking motion; adjust heat if needed.)
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the cabbage, potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add carrots and onion. Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender; drain.
  • 3. Remove pressure cooker from the heat; allow pressure to drop on its own. Remove beef to a serving platter. Discard cooking liquid. Serve beef with cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onion. Yield: 6 servings.

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MomB96ofMany User ID: 1077004 245627
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2016

"I don't have a pressure cooker, so I just left it in the slow cooker all day. I think I might have liked to cook the vegetables WITH the beef, rather than doing it separately. My husband, who grew up on these kinds of meals, says it tasted just like his mom's. High praise indeed!"

xenazoe User ID: 2694029 224372
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"I love have had trouble with corned beef in the past--not enough cooking time and too tough. However, this recipe was perfect! I have saved the recipe and will use it from now on--by far it was the tastiest corned beef I have made and very tender. Thanks for sharing!!"

bakerygirl User ID: 1872037 100778
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"My family loves corned beef and cabbage. I am not a fan, but I make it every year for them. This recipe is incredible! I actually cooked a 4 # corned beef with 6 cups of water in a pressure cooker (spice packets too) for 1 hour on high. I let it sit in the pot and cool for almost an hour before I served it with the sides. My family said that it was the best ever, and I have to say that I thought it was tasty also. I will make this every year going forward because of the ease and results."

AuntieA1955 User ID: 5002278 184178
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"Not everyone has made the investment of a pressure cooker, they are lovely tho and try to buy one when you are able. In the mean time use your crock pot, most all cooks have one in their kitchen arsenal! Cook for 8hrs on low. Remove and keep warm with some of the tasty broth and pour the remaining into a pot to cook the gabbage and carrots. Floury white Colcannon potatoes on the side with some soda bread and yer set for a festive night. As my

Grandmother Rose Flannagan would say, "Jasus, Mary and Hoooly Saint Joooseph, make due with what ye have.""

dardar2002 User ID: 3749507 186013
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"I made this for my 5 Sons, and they loved it. I used to make it for the family yrs. ago.And this is the first time i've made it in 20yrs. Loved this recipe!"

doranne User ID: 2601327 210940
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"I have used an electric pressure cooker for 45 years and I love it. This was a great recipe. You must try it!"

newfnstitches User ID: 7152165 182722
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"For those who think you need a pressure cooker, you don't. This has been a staple in our diet all of my life. You just have to boil the beef for a couple hours. We call it Jigg's dinner here and sometimes use slat pickled pork riblets instead"

Phil413 User ID: 168680 185999
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"I've been using my pressure cooker to make this recipe for many years. Delicious!"

randt User ID: 2569574 183881
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"I grew up on corned beef and cabbage and love it. Unfortunately my pressure cooker is at my summer home and I can't get to it until April - too late for St. Pats day. Maybe St. Pats day in July will work!!!!"

bobcatsteph3 User ID: 7085111 106116
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"Perhaps in 2013 people could NOT give bad reviews when they haven't made the recipe? Pressure cookers are awesome, my electric Cuisinart amazes me every week with the delicious food I turn out, my slow cooker stays in the cabinet!

With regards to this recipe, a natural release between 10-15 minutes works great. I must disagree about cooking the vegetables separate. Either cook the brisket 6 minutes shorter then add the vegetables. Or, my preferred way since the meat usually takes a lot of space, cook the brisket all the way, remove it, cover with 1 cup broth, keep warm in a 200-degree oven. Then, make use of the delicious broth you've just made by adding the carrots, potatoes, and cabbage, and putting those in the pressure cooker for 6 minutes, use a quick release. Enjoy!"

gwashington1961 User ID: 6420190 170463
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"A delicious recipe for a favorite meal of mine! Enjoy!!!"

ShaunaRhoads User ID: 6591315 185995
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"If they don't specify a slow release, it is always a quick release. You dont want to cook the meat into a piece of leather! If you dont have a pressure cooker, go, now, and buy one!!! You will never regret it!! The modern woman needs this! With the age of microwaves, I can't believe the quickness of the pressure cooker is not enjoyed by more!"

Retta1017 User ID: 6154347 210939
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"This is a basic standard recipe and for those who do not have a pressure don't know what you are missing. I presently have two, a small one and a medium one. Used to have a large one as well for canning green beans, tomatoes, etc. and making apple butter. Smaller ones are great for stewed whole chickens, tougher cuts of beef and many other dishes. The pressure intensifies flavors and shortens cooking time. I always use for a hen to make home made noodles a strong intense flavor broth for cooking the noodles."

[email protected] User ID: 1393667 125575
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"I saw the 5-star review, then when I read the recipe and noticed you need a pressure cooker, I quickly searched for another easier recipe. I don't know anyone who owns a pressure cooker."

marischmaltz User ID: 52506 106112
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"while the recipe is sound ... how many people own pressure cookers any more? Not me."

marens14 User ID: 533694 182721
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

""Release pressure according to manual instructions" Slow or quick release?"

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