Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
The easiest and most tender corned beef. This recipe is for all of you that have that pressure cooker tucked away someplace. It makes the most tender corned beef brisket, in just over an hour. Cooking with the water tends to cut the salt down some also. Once you make it this way, you'll never go back to oven cooking. Just remember the key to a good brisket, is always cutting against the grain. The point cut may have two or more grains, so cut carefully.
- 1 (3 lb) corned beef brisket, flat cut preferred
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon pickling spices (optional)
- Place corn beef in pressure cooker. If, too large, cut in half. Add season packet, that comes with meat, along with bay leaf, garlic and pickling spices if using. Add water, so just even with top of meat.
- Turn burner on, and bring to a boil, put cover and rocker on, and cook until rocker starts rocking. Keep at medium to low rocking motion, and cook for 1 hour. Turn off burner. Allow pressure to escape on it's own. Carefully open pot and remove meat to serving platter. Let rest 5 minutes, and slice in thin slices, against the grain with electric knife.
I've made corned beef in a pressure cooker for years, but always had to guess at the timing. The one hour cooking time for a 3 lb piece of meat in this recipe was absolutely perfect! I use about 1-1/2 cups of kosher dill pickle juice in place of some of the water, then add the spices that come with the meat. I tried slicing with regular knife but switched to the electric knife when it wasn't slicing smoothly ... amazingly better!
Have had my pressure cooker for a good 40 years. But never though to cook a corned beef in it.Oh my this is the only way to cook one.It was so tender you could cut it with a fork, not stringy like boiling does.And it did not shrink, like boiling does.I only added 2 cups water per my cooker instructions.And added the extra spice.I cooked the veggies in plain water, than drained and let them cook a bit in the juice from the cooker.My dinner was devine. Thank you so much, for this post.
I've been cooking corned beef the conventional way for decades. After receiving my first pressure cooker, I found this recipe and tried it, much to the delight of my family. It's true, the corned beef brisket shrinks less, cooks faster and is tender in a little over an hour. With the 4 pound roast at 10 psi, the increased cooking time (80 minutes) and conventional cool down made this the perfect recipe. Thank you!