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Make corned beef and cabbage faster than ever in your Instant Pot! Marinate corned beef in savory mix of maple syrup, dijon mustard and spices. 29
Corned beef is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day food…and one we don’t make enough! Although we like roast of any kind, corned beef is a unique must-make dinner.
I remember back to one of my first years of marriage. I thought I’d surprise Matt with a corned beef dinner. The meat was on sale so I figured it was a good time to try it. I don’t remember how I cooked it or what recipe I used, but it was awful. Matt tried to be kind and eat it but I ended up just throwing it all away. It was a few years before I was brave enough to try it again. This recipe using the Instant Pot is a winner!
Corned beef is a slab of beef (sometimes brisket) that is cured in a salt brine. You’ll find it in the grocery store meat department in a plastic packaging with liquid. That liquid is the brine.
The answer is actually no! According to this article, corned beef and cabbage is a Irish-American tradition that is not held to in Ireland. Corned beef was produced in Ireland, but the Irish didn’t eat it because it was too expensive. It wasn’t until Irish got to America and had a little more money to spend on beef that they started eating the meat their ancestors were known for.
Corned beef is high in salt and can sometimes be high in fat. Try to get a lean cut of corned beef. It’s something you can enjoy every now and then but you wouldn’t want to have it all the time. Cabbage on the other hand is very good for you!
For our recipe, you’ll need to plan a little ahead so you can allow the roast to marinate in this sweet marinade.
To make the cabbage in the Instant Pot, you’ll want to use a steamer basket. Place ½ cup water in the bottom of the pot, then place the basket in and fill it with cabbage and carrots. Steam for 4-5 minutes on high pressure. Quick release the cabbage and open the IP once all of the steam has escaped.
Place the marinated beef and beef broth in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Steam the cabbage and carrots on the stovetop or in the microwave.
We recommend your favorite mustard sauce to go with corned beef. We love dijon mustard or spicy brown mustard. My husband loves it with horseradish.
What should I serve with corned beef?