corned beef up close

Corned Beef Brisket

I never knew how good corned beef could be until recently. We were vacationing in Maine with our friends Kristy and Kyle, and our priority was seafood and lobster. Obviously. We’d had a couple of good meals, but overall, we were sort of striking out on the exceptional seafood restaurant hunt, so one night we took a chance on an Irish Pub, because there were thousands of excellent ratings, and it sounded easy and satisfying. Ginny ordered a steak and mushroom pie, and holy moley, it was delicious. But the stand out by far was the boiled dinner that Kristy ordered. Neither one of us would have picked corned beef and cabbage as something we just had to eat, but I must say, we were severely misguided. We all had lots of tastes from Kristy’s meal…the tender corned beef, the savory soft cabbage, the whole grain mustard, the Irish brown bread… We went back there the next night and both ordered the corned beef. No regrets!!

I guess most of my corned beef experience prior to this trip had revolved around cheap sandwiches at the horse races when they have them on sale with beer. Not bad when you’re tipsy and in desparate need of grub, but I never thought I was a big corned beef fan. Life is full of surprises.

corned beef from top

There is special process for creating this lovely meat. Sam’s Club did the hard work for us. That is, they let the brisket sit in a brine of pink salt for five days and Ginny harvested it from their refrigerated section. If you are doing Paleo, you are in luck. This recipe is totally, 100% Paleo and will definitely fill you up.

corned beef on plate

The whole peppers and other spices you see on top are magical jewels to be savored with your meal. The more I learn about food, the more fascinated I am. If only I could travel the world tasting the many dishes out there. One can dream…

Back to the dinner table, this corned beef goes really well with Instant Pot roasted carrots, cabbage and onions. I know what you’re thinking…cabbage, seriously? Yes, seriously folks! Cabbage is really good when you simmer it in the Instant Pot with delicious liquids. When well cooked, it is very soft and easy to cut with a fork. The soft, blander flavor of the veggies is a great contrast to the flavor punch of the corned beef. You’re gonna love it!

corned beef with mustard from top

corned beef with mustard on plate

PREP TIME: 5 minutes     COOK TIME: 1 hr., 45 minutes       SERVINGS: 8


  • 4 lbs corned beef brisket
  • 5-6 cups water
  • spice packet that was included with the corned beef
  • 1 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 pinch ginger powder
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp whole mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp all spice berries
  • 1 tsp cardamom seeds
  • 1 lb. carrots, cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion, sliced into chunks
  • 1 cabbage, cut into wedges
  • whole grain mustard for serving


  1. Crush all spices except peppercorns with mortar and pestle (rolling pin also works). Place brisket and all spices into Instant Pot (Crock Pots are great, too). Cover with 5-6 cups water, enough to cover the meat.
  2. Cook with pressure cook function for 80 minutes. Let it natural release the pressure for about 20 minutes. Remove meat from pot and place in foil to keep moist.
  3. Add carrots, onion and cabbage to Instant Pot with liquid still in pot and pressure cook for five minutes. Serve brisket with veggies and whole grain mustard and enjoy!






  1. I liked up to you’ll receive performed proper here. The caricature is attractive, your authored material stylish. nevertheless, you command get bought an shakiness over that you wish be handing over the following. unwell unquestionably come more beforehand again as exactly the same just about very ceaselessly inside of case you shield this hike.

  2. The next time I read a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, however I truly thought youd have something fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about one thing that you would repair when you werent too busy in search of attention.

  3. Everything is very open with a precise explanation of the challenges. It was really informative. Your website is very helpful. Many thanks for sharing!

  4. This is a topic that is close to my heart…
    Cheers! Where are your contact details though?

  5. I’ve been surfing on-line greater than 3 hours as of late, yet I
    by no means discovered any fascinating article like
    yours. It’s pretty value sufficient for me.
    Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made excellent
    content material as you probably did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

  6. Attractive portion of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital
    to say that I get actually enjoyed account your weblog posts.

    Anyway I will be subscribing on your augment
    or even I success you get right of entry to consistently fast.

  7. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox
    and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Cheers!

  8. Maintain the great job and producing in the group!

  9. I am really loving the theme/design of your blog. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues? A couple of my blog audience have complained about my blog not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera. Do you have any ideas to help fix this problem?

  10. Please let me know if you’re looking for a article author for your weblog. You have some really great posts and I believe I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to write some content for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please send me an e-mail if interested. Many thanks!

  11. Hey there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading through your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Appreciate it!

  12. Love watching movies !

  13. I blog frequently and I genuinely appreciate your information. Your article has truly peaked my interest. I’m going to take a note of your blog and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

  14. Love watching movies !

  15. Great weblog right here! Additionally your web site rather a lot up fast! What host are you the use of? Can I am getting your associate hyperlink for your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  16. Best view in the town !

  17. I truly love your blog.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you make this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m trying to create my own personal website and want to find out where you got this from or what the theme is called. Cheers!

  18. Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon everyday. It’s always exciting to read through content from other writers and use something from their sites.

  19. Love watching movies !

  20. Best view in the town !

  21. Best view in the town !

  22. This is a topic that is near to my heart… Many thanks! Where are your contact details though?

  23. I like it when folks come together and share views. Great website, continue the good work!

  24. Very good article! We are linking to this great content on our website. Keep up the good writing.

  25. I am the co-founder of JustCBD Store label ( and I am currently planning to broaden my wholesale side of business. I am hoping someone at targetdomain is able to provide some guidance ! I considered that the most effective way to accomplish this would be to reach out to vape companies and cbd stores. I was hoping if anyone could recommend a dependable site where I can buy Vape Shop B2B Marketing List I am currently examining, and Not sure which one would be the very best option and would appreciate any advice on this. Or would it be simpler for me to scrape my own leads? Suggestions?

  26. Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other websites? I have a blog based on the same subjects you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would value your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e mail.

  27. This information is bit incomplete, I must say that the homework was done fantastic, perhaps the biggest issue emerged if you experimented with build this information and also offer the item. Undoubtedly took action now your easiest and i get pleasure from the point that this will help too, you ought to study alternative posts in addition to create your own posting definitely concise plus definitely comprehensible. I will Pm anyone a lot of the strings concerning this theme so that the when people go to forum along with article something genuinely educational similar to this, it’s going to be more potent and beneficial to all.

  28. Greetings from Los angeles! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the information you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, wonderful site!

  29. hi and thanks for the actual blog post ive recently been searching regarding this specific advice on-line for sum hours these days as a result thanks

  30. I simply want to say I’m very new to blogs and absolutely liked this web site. Probably I’m want to bookmark your blog . You absolutely have impressive article content. Appreciate it for sharing your blog.

  31. Thanks for the concepts you write about through this site. In addition, lots of young women which become pregnant usually do not even try to get health care insurance because they are full of fearfulness they won’t qualify. Although some states now require that insurers produce coverage in spite of the pre-existing conditions. Charges on these types of guaranteed options are usually larger, but when with the high cost of health care bills it may be any safer route to take to protect your financial potential.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.