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Instant Pot Corned Beef with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

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Instant Pot corned beef with creamy horseradish sauce is the perfect low-carb meal, and it’s so easy to make in the Instant Pot! If you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, this is your must-have makeup.

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This recipe is instant pot corned beef It’s the perfect dinner idea for anyone who loves corned beef or might make it for the big corned beef holiday.

And I love the corned beef with creamy horseradish sauce featured in this recipe, so I make it for a delicious dinner any time of the year!

I’ve also cooked corned beef in the slow cooker many times, and that method is perfect for slow cooker fans. But using the Instant Pot gave me the most tender corned beef I’ve ever made. This easy way will make your St. Patrick’s Day dinner even easier!

If you’ve never tried Instant Pot corned beef, you’ll love it. Reminder about this recipe well in advance of St. Patrick’s Day to encourage you to try it.

What are the ingredients needed for this recipe?

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What is corned beef?

Corned beef is a beef roast, usually brisket, that has been salted to tenderize and preserve the meat.And did you know that corned beef isn’t actually a traditional Irish dish, it’s something Irish people started eating when they came to America? Corned beef and why it’s so popular on St. Patrick’s Day.

Time to cook corned beef in instant pot.

Cooking corned beef in a pressure cooker is so quick and easy that you hardly need a recipe, but when I first tried it, I looked up many sources online for tips and found that the suggested cooking times were just right. A variation has been found. Heating at high pressure for 90 minutes results in a very tender corned beef. But if you want corned beef that holds together nicely for sandwiches, cut the cooking time down to 80 minutes.

What size Instant Pot did you use?

I 6 quart instant pot (Affiliate link) In the case of this recipe, you can make it with an electric pressure cooker or a stove pressure cooker. Check out our ever-growing collection of Instant Pot recipes! You can find many more Instant Pot recipes on my other sites. slow cooker or pressure cooker.

Want ideas for leftover corned beef?

For more ideas for cooking corned beef and using leftover corned beef, check out our low carb and keto corned beef recipes.

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How to make Instant Pot Corned Beef with Creamy Horseradish Sauce:

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  1. If you can get corned beef cut flat, it will be easier to slice. Most often there is a fairly thick layer of fat on one side. I cut most of it off and the remaining fat was easily scraped off as the meat cooked.
  2. You can use the spice pack that comes with the meat if you like, but I bay leaves (affiliate link), pepper, dried thyme (affiliate link), and 2 cans of low-sodium chicken broth for liquids, with onions to flavor the meat.
  3. Set your pressure cooker or Instant Pot to manual, high pressure, 90 minutes. (If the meat doesn’t fall apart easily and you want to slice it for sandwiches, you can shorten it to 80 minutes.)
  4. When the time comes, use natural release methods for 20 minutes before releasing any additional pressure.
  5. While the corned beef is cooking, mix the sour cream and mayonnaise together and add creamy horseradish if desired to create a spicy sauce.
  6. Slice the corned beef against the grain and serve.
  7. Enjoy it hot!

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Eat a low-carb diet:

For a low-carb or keto diet, this would be delicious with lemon roasted cabbage, spicy grilled cabbage, asparagus and pepper roasts, or cauliflower puree and garlic, parmesan and goat cheese. If you’re a fan of , this with roasted turnips would be great.

A tastier corned beef recipe:

Weekend Meal Prep:

This recipe has been added to the category called Weekend Meal Preps. Here you can find recipes that you can prepare or cook on weekends and eat on weekdays!


  • 4 lb flat cut corned beef

  • 4 bay leaves (see note)

  • 8 peppercorns (see note)

  • 1 tsp dried thyme (see note)

  • 1 onion, quartered

  • 2 14 oz.canned low sodium chicken soup

  • water if needed to cover the corned beef

creamy wasabi sauce

  • 1/3 cup sour cream

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 T cream style horseradish or better


  1. Remove the corned beef from the package and rinse well with cold water to remove any accumulated gel.
  2. Most corned beef has a thick layer of fat on one side. Remove most of its fat and place the beef in the pressure cooker with the fat side up.
  3. Place bay leaves, peppercorns, dried thyme, and onion in a pressure cooker. (Or substitute spice packets for bay leaves, peppercorns, and thyme, if desired.)
  4. Pour in the chicken broth, adding a little water if necessary, so that the corned beef is nearly covered with liquid.
  5. You can set your electric pressure cooker to MANUAL, HIGH PRESSURE, 90 minutes, or use 80 minutes if you prefer firmer corned beef that slices easily for sandwiches (for stovetop pressure cookers, turn the pressure higher then heat. Keep pressure as low as possible and cook on high pressure for 90 minutes.)
  6. After 90 minutes, depressurize for 20 minutes using the natural depressurization method and quickly release residual pressure.
  7. Remove the corned beef to a cutting board and let it rest for a few minutes before cutting. (If you pressure cook vegetables with meat, cover with foil to keep warm.)
  8. Slice the meat and serve hot with a creamy horseradish sauce.

How to make wasabi sauce:

  1. Mix sour cream and mayonnaise and add creamy wasabi if desired. (Some horseradish are much spicier than others, so stir in a small amount of horseradish first to taste the sauce, then add more until you reach your desired spiciness.)


If desired, the seasoning packet that comes with the corned beef can be used in place of the bay leaves, peppercorns, and thyme.

I 6 quart instant pot (Affiliate link) The recipe can be made with an electric pressure cooker or a pressure cooker. stove pressure cooker likewise.

Recipe slightly adapted from perfection of pressure cooker Two of my favorite recipes from America’s Test Kitchen blog friend.

Nutrition Facts Table:



Serving size:


Amount Per Serving:
calorie: 717Total Fat: 56gsaturated fat: 18gUnsaturated fat: 30gcholesterol: 246mgsodium: 2406mgcarbohydrates: 6gfiber: 1gsugar: 1gprotein: 46g

The Recipe Plug-In I use automatically calculates nutritional information. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy as many variables affect the calculations.

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Low Carb / Low Glycemic / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Corned beef is definitely a low carb food, so this should be a good choice for a low carb or keto diet. Then I would like to eat corned beef.

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Historical notes for this recipe:
This recipe was originally posted in 2015. Updated with better pictures for 2020 and recipes updated again with more information for 2023.

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