Instant Pot Corned Beef with Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Instant Pot Corned Beef with Creamy Horseradish Sauce is a perfect low-carb or Keto meal any time of year, and this is so easy to make in the Instant Pot!
I think this recipe for Instant Pot Corned Beef with Creamy Horseradish Sauce is a perfect dinner idea for anyone who loves corned beef or who might be going to try making it for the big corned-beef eating day coming up. Corned beef is something I don’t eat often, but I make it every year for St. Patrick’s Day, and always enjoy it with the Creamy Horseradish Sauce that’s featured in this recipe.
I’ve cooked corned beef in the slow cooker many times, but using the Instant Pot produced the most tender corned beef I’ve ever made and this easy method will make St. Patrick’s Day dinner even easier! If you haven’t tried pressure cooker or Instant Pot corned beef, I bet you’re going to love it! And to encourage you to try it, I’m featuring this as my Friday Favorites pick for the week!
What is Corned Beef?
Corned Beef is a beef roast, usually the brisket, that has been salt-cured to tenderize and preserve the meat. And did you know that Corned Beef is not actually a traditional Irish food, but something Irish people started eating when they came to America. Here’s more about corned beef and why it’s popular for St. Patrick’s Day.
How Long Should You Cook Corned Beef in the Instant Pot?
Cooking corned beef in the pressure cooker is so foolproof and easy that you barely need a recipe, but when I first tried it I checked a lot of sources online for tips, and I did find variations in the suggested cooking time. Over and over people recommended 90 minutes at high pressure, and that will produce ultra-tender corned beef. But if you want corned beef that holds together well for sandwiches, I’d cut the cooking time down to 80 minutes.
What Size Instant Pot Did I Use?
I used a 6 Quart Instant Pot (affiliate link) for this recipe, but you can make this in any electric pressure cooker or stovetop pressure cooker as well. Check out my growing collection of Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot Recipes! You can find more Instant Pot Recipes on my other site, Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker.
How to Make Instant Pot Corned Beef with Creamy Horseradish Sauce:
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- If you can get flat cut corned beef it will be easier to slice. Most of the time one side will have quite a thick layer of fat. I cut off most of that, and the fat that was left scraped off easily once the meat was cooked.
- You can use the spice packet that comes with the meat if you prefer, but I used just bay leaves, peppercorns, dried thyme, and an onion to flavor the meat and two cans of low-sodium chicken broth for the liquid.
- Set the pressure cooker or Instant Pot to MANUAL, HIGH PRESSURE, 90 minutes. (If you want meat that’s a bit less fall-apart tender so you can slice it for sandwiches, you can reduce the time to 80 minutes.)
- When time is up, use the natural release method for 20 minutes and then release any additional pressure.
- While the corned beef cooks, mix together sour cream and mayo and stir in cream style horseradish to taste to make a spicy sauce.
- Slice corned beef against the grain to serve.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Make it a Low-Carb Meal:
For a low-carb or Keto meal this would be delicious with Roasted Cabbage with Lemon and Pureed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan, and Goat Cheese. And if you’re lucky enough to have extras, check out my ideas for leftover corned beef!
More Tasty Corned Beef Recipes:
The BEST Slow Cooker Corned Beef Recipes ~ Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker
The BEST Instant Pot Corned Beef ~ Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker
Slow Cooker Corned Beef with Veggie and Horseradish Sauce ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage ~ Pressure Cooking Today
Corned Beef with Tangy Mustard-Horseradish Sauce ~ The Perfect Pantry
Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
Horseradish Sauce Instructions: You can use the packet of seasonings that come with the corned beef in place of the bay leaves, peppercorns, and thyme if you prefer. Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Creamy Horseradish Sauce Ingredients:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 717Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 18gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 246mgSodium: 2406mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 46g
Horseradish Sauce Instructions:
You can use the packet of seasonings that come with the corned beef in place of the bay leaves, peppercorns, and thyme if you prefer.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Corned beef is definitely a low-carb ingredient, so this should be good for low-carb, Keto, or low-glycemic diets. The original South Beach Diet doesn’t recommend corned beef because of the amount of fat, but if you’re doing Phase One and it happens to be St. Patrick’s Day I would certainly have some.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted March 13, 2015. Recipe was updated with better photos and improve instructions on March 13, 2020.