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Best Corned Beef ‘n’ Cabbage

You can make this delicious corned beef and cabbage dish in your pressure cooker. 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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 362 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 1560mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Lady Fingers
    Feb 29, 2020

    Yes! I've had challenges with corned beef before, but this recipe never fails me. The meat comes out just right -- firm enough to slice but not too bouncy, and it's never too salty.

  • MomB96ofMany
    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
    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
    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
    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 myGrandmother Rose Flannagan would say, "Jasus, Mary and Hoooly Saint Joooseph, make due with what ye have."

  • dardar2002
    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
    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
    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
    Feb 23, 2013

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

  • randt
    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!!!!