Pressure Cooker Corned Beef

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Always in the kitch

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.

Top Review by lharnish

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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