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Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage (Paleo/Whole30)

Known as the traditional or classic Irish dish for St. Patrick's Day, this slow cooker or pressure cooker version of corned beef and cabbage is super easy & healthy.
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Ingredients

Instructions

Slow Cooker

  1. Add potatoes, carrots and onion to bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Add corned beef brisket on top.
  3. Pour water on top of all the food.
  4. Sprinkle spice packet on top of meat and potatoes, vegetables.
  5. Cook HIGH 4-6 hours or LOW 8-12.
  6. Add cabbage and cook an 30-45 minutes or until cabbage is tender.

Instant Pot

Option 1:

  1. Add trivet or wire rack to pressure cooker and place corned beef brisket on top, fat side UP.
  2. Add enough water to cover the corned beef. Approximately 6 cups.
  3. Add spice packet, garlic, and onion on top of corned beef. Close and seal vent. Select manual setting and set time for 80 minutes. Natural release pressure 10 minutes, then quick release remaining pressure.
  4. Remove corned beef and add cabbage, potatoes, and carrots on top. Add lid, close and seal vent. Select manual setting and set time for 3 minutes. Quick release pressure and serve.

Option 2:

  1. Place the brisket directly in the bottom of the pressure cooker, fat side UP. Add enough water to cover the corned beef, approximately 4 cups.
  2. Add spice packet, garlic, and onion on top of corned beef. Close and seal vent. Select manual setting and set time for 80 minutes. Quick release pressure.
  3. Open pressure cooker and add cabbage, potatoes, and carrots on top of corned beef. Close and seal vent. Select manual setting and set time for 3 minutes. Quick release pressure and serve.

Notes

I used a 2 pound corned beef brisket. You might need to increase the cook time for a larger cut, particularly for the pressure cooker.