Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup
(St. Patrick's Day Soup)

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Hmmm....What should we eat for St. Patrick's Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is a very important holiday in my house. Even more important is my wife’s birthday. Guess what? They are on the same day. March 17th has turned into a gemination of leprechauns and birthday cake. The two events actually couple quite nicely. I just decorate everything in green. I mean everything. Green is the only color on the palette and our house is the canvas. We even dye the milk green and put food coloring in the toilets. But even more predictable than the color of the day is the meal of the day: Corned Beef and Cabbage. It’s a classic St. Patrick’s Day dish and it never gets old for me, after all, I only eat it once a year. But this year, my wife wanted something different. What did I propose, you ask?

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup!

See! It’s totally different! It’s like Corned Beef and Cabbage, but it’s a soup. It actually is pretty good, and once my wife tried it, she was sold. She even had me make more the next day so she could bring it to two of her friends. Cooking it in the instant pot is a life saver, it really speeds up the cooking time of the corned beef. We also like to make this with home made Irish Soda Bread, but that is a different recipe for a different day.  Suffice it to say that Corned Beef and Cabbage soup is a hearty, easy-to-chew soup that fills up any St. Patrick’s Day bucket your stomach may have. So go and make this St. Patrick’s day special. Make sure you wear green and go eat too many of those chocolate gold coins. Find a rainbow and follow it, I hear there is an instant pot full of this soup on the other side.


Steps to make Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup in an Instant Pot:


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    Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

    This is what's really in that pot at the end of the rainbow...
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    Course: Main Dish, Soup
    Keyword: cabbage, corned beef
    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes


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    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 chopped leeks (cut the leaves off, just chop up the base)
    • 2 cloves minced garlic
    • 4 chopped carrots (medium or large carrots)
    • 1 chopped red pepper
    • 1 ½ pounds corned beef (plus the seasoning that comes with the meat)
    • 6 cups water
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 cup chopped potatoes (I like to use the small fancy looking baby potatoes)
    • chopped fresh parsley (to garnish soup before serving)
    • 6 cups chopped cabbage


    • Press the "Saute" button on the instant pot and add the olive oil, leeks, carrots, red pepper, and garlic. Cook while stirring for 5 minutes.
    • Add the corned beef with it's seasonings, the bay leaves, and the water. Seal the instant pot and cook at high pressure for 70 minutes. Release the pressure.
    • Remove the cooked corned beef and set it aside. Add the potatoes and cabbage. Seal the instant pot and cook on high pressure for an additional 6 minutes. Release the pressure. Shred and chop the cooked corned beef and add it back to the soup. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
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    Are you on a pureed diet?

    If you need your Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup to be even easier-to-chew, then add it to your blender and blend until a smooth consistency is reached. It will still be delicious!

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    Time to get an Instant Pot! It is a culinary time machine!

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