Pressure Cooker Corned Beef

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 40m
Ready In

Recipe: #14196

September 08, 2014

"This recipe is from the Australian Women's Weekly Pressure Cooker cook book with a few minor alterations. I love corned beef but the DH would only tolerate it occasionally (maybe twice a year) but done this way he likes it and is quite happy to eat it once a month. If you get a larger piece of corned beef we have found that the cooking time needs to be increased (when we initially did a slightly larger one we didn't need to adjust the time but as we have been using 2K ones we have found we need to increase the time by 20 minutes). I cook this in an electric pressure cooker and in mine it takes 20 to 25 minutes to come up to pressure so have included this in the cooking time plus the 15 minutes resting time. UPDATE - our butcher no longer brines his own corned beef and gets it in from an outside supplier and we have found we have had to up the cooking time by 10 minutes to get the same beautiful results, so have changed the recipe to reflect that."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (418.2 g)
  • Calories 833.3
  • Total Fat - 54 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 269.8 mg
  • Sodium - 3007.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.2 g
  • Sugars - 7.5 g
  • Protein - 55.6 g
  • Calcium - 117.7 mg
  • Iron - 7.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Wash corned beef under cold water and put to one side.

Step 2

Peel onion and stud with the cloves.

Step 3

Put a little water in the pressure cooker and put in malt vinegar and sugar and stir to dissolve and then add all other ingredients with enough water to just cover the corned beef, bring up to pressure if using stove top (or set timer on an electric and let it do it work), for stove top once up to pressure adjust heat and cook for 55 minutes.

Step 4

Do quick release (for stove top run cold water over pressure cooker) and for electric follow manual instructions (I just flick the pressure switch and it releases), remove lid and let corned beef sit for 15 minutes in the water, remove slice and enjoy.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


This was a big hit! So much so that there was none left to take a picture of. My son was getting together with friends to prepare for Pensacon (a nerd gathering where you dress up like super heroes and anime characters) so I made this on Mother's Day night so he and his friends could make Reubens while I was at work the next day. Came home and there was not a bit of it left. It gets 5 stars due to all the comments I received from "the boys".


review by:
(11 May 2021)

Daily Inspiration

This corned beef recipe is spot on and it came out perfectly. Made just as directed and wouldn't change a thing. Served with some cabbage and a nice salad on the side. Delish!


(18 Mar 2018)


I happen to LOVE corned beef and like your DH, mine is not as big of a fan as I am. This method indeed does not disapoint. I devoured my plate and another reason why I need to upgrade my pressure cooker. I love how fast it turned out and for someone who works, like me, it is the perfect meal to make during a weeknight. Thank you ImPat for sharing. Made it for Billboard Tag.


review by:
(17 Oct 2017)


Perfectly cooked corned beef. Never used the pressure cooker for corned beef, usually bake it or in slow cooker, but this is now my favorite method. And QUICK! I cooked potatoes and cabbage separately and pour the cooking liquid over the vegies to serve.


review by:
(19 Mar 2017)

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