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Ninja Foodi Corned Beef and Cabbage

Ninja Foodi corned beef and cabbage is perfect for St Patricks Day or year round. Tender corned beef brisket in a little over an hour is here! 

ninja foodi corned beef and cabbage recipe

Are you looking to make Ninja Foodi corned beef and cabbage soon?? In a little over an hour you can have this ultra flavorful brisket fork tender. Just one of our easy Ninja Foodi recipes. (originally published 3/19, affiliate links present)

Corned Beef and Cabbage in the Ninja Foodi

I promise, that once you try this popular St. Patrick’s Day dinner this way you’ll never make it any other way again.

SO tender and full of flavor I tell you.

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If you too are obsessed with your Ninja Foodi pressure cooker air fryer machine, here are a few resource to start with:

  1. You can bookmark our Ninja air fryer recipes page, we add to that weekly.
    1. Here’s a printable air fryer cooking times chart here for your fridge.
    2. Be sure to save this link to Instant Pot recipes for beginners too. You can use any of those in your pot too.

  1. Grab a set of wooden utensils to work with. They are great so your pot doesn’t get scratched!
  2. Then join our Ninja Foodi EASY Recipes – Facebook group where you can share and find more ideas you’ll love. Thousands of others share both pressure cooker and air fryer recipe ideas there daily and you can too!

If you need to know how to cook frozen meat in a pressure cooker, we have information on that. NO, you aren’t the only forgetful one. 😉

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Here are a few questions you might have before you get started on this popular dish.

If you have others just let us know and we will do our best to answer them as well.

Is the Ninja Foodi worth buying?

If you want to buy a device that air fries AND pressure cooks then yes! It is a big larger than other varieties that just do one of these functions but then you omit one appliance.

Do you rinse corned beef before cooking?

Please don’t. Whether you bought a ready to cook corned beef or you cured your own, if you rinse the meat you’ll be rinsing away all the flavor! 

The whole reason this cut of meat is so flavorful is because it is fully infused with a brine. Some do choose to run it under cold water to reduce the sodium intake, but just know it will drastically change the flavor you love.

Can you overcook corned beef?

Yes, this goes with any meat. If so it will become tough. You need it to have a lot of liquid to cook in and in a pressure cooker is by far the best way to make it!

These are the ingredients and style of meat we chose to use. Sometimes you don’t have a choice between a flat or point cut, the store just has one type.

If I had a choice I would probably choose flat cut but we have made them all and they’re all delicious.

ninja foodi corned beef and cabbage

Ninja Foodi corned beef and cabbage

  1. Foodi or Instant Pot will work too
  2. Corned beef – 3 lbs. is usually best
    1. This is a point cut brisket, there’s flat cut and round as well
    2. Seasoning packet comes with it inside the bag
  3. Potatoes – either 4 large red potatoes or 2 large russet
  4. Beer – I just buy what is on sale, I love cooked corned beef in beer vs. another liquid
    1. You can substitute for water or broth if you’d prefer but the beer makes it taste amazing
    2. Use whatever type you like, I prefer blonde ale
  5. Cabbage
    1. You’ll only use the top large 8-10 pieces
    2. Make one of our Ninja Foodi cabbage recipes with the rest of it
    3. Or make red cabbage coleslaw to serve on the side instead of cooking together
  6. Onion – optional but a great addition to serve as a side dish with the potatoes

Then use our mustard sauce for corned beef to serve once it is done!!

Yes, we are using potatoes as a trivet!! That means they will become yummier than you could ever imagine.

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We don’t really drink beer here so I only have it on hand to make this and the best beer bread recipe which is actually a great side with this!

Corned beef and cabbage recipe

We are going to use the pressure cooker function for cooking corned beef and cabbage here. Similar to our Ninja Foodi roast recipe that came out oh so tender too.

Time needed: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Ninja Foodi Corned Beef and Cabbage

  1. Add edible trivets

    Now lay your potatoes on the bottom so they act as a trivet for you meat. Lay your piece with the fat side facing up on your taters so it’s flat and won’t tip over

  2. Add liquid

    Pour your beer, or other liquid, over the top and sprinkle your spice packet (inside the bag) on your corned beef on top.

  3. Cook

    Close your pressure cooker lid and steam valve and set to high pressure cooking time for 1 hour 25 minutes (for a 3 lb. piece)

    Allow steam to naturally release for 15 minutes A quick release will not allow it to become quite as tender, releasing pressure slowly is key to the best corned beef ever!

This piece was quite lean. Whatever you have, put the fattiest side facing up. This will allow all those juices and moisture to melt off and drip across the rest to keep it nice and tender.

pressure cooker corned beef and cabbage

Yes we have made a slow cooker corned beef brisket before and it was fabulous. This is just another way but takes a fraction of the time and comes out just as good. 

If you need Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage directions they’re here, and very similar to this one.

Corned beef in Ninja Foodi

If you wonder why I use potatoes as trivets instead of using a trivet with handles, this is why.

Pressure cooker potatoes soak up all the flavors inside the pot which makes these out of this world.

easy corned beef and cabbage recipe

How to cut cabbage for corned beef

Usually you don’t cut it at all and just peel the leaves off as whole. You can place on top of your meat and “steam” for 1 more minute at the end if you’d like, or cook separately and serve together. If you’re looking for more Ninja Foodi recipes we have many.

Ninja Foodi corned beef and cabbage

Side dishes are always a must:

You can make dutch oven corned beef and cabbage too if you have one of those!

Leftover corned beef recipes

You can really dice it up and throw it into anything like our Ninja Foodi stew, or throw it into a casserole.

leftover corned beef recipes

Remember, you can make this year round! If you look at your local grocery store they usually have a few corned beef brisket pieces in the corner you can purchase.

What should you serve with corned beef and cabbage? Well our easy Irish soda bread recipe

irish soda bread

We do this often because it is a flavorful cut of meat all 5 of us absolutely love. It is so easy to throw together in my multi cooker too that it’s just a no brainer to make all the time.

Once you fall in love with this, try our Ninja Foodi pot roast with some air fryer rolls too.

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Ninja Foodi Corned Beef and Cabbage

Ninja Foodi corned beef and cabbage is perfect for St Patricks Day or year round. Tender corned beef brisket in a little over an hour is here! 
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, irish
Keyword corned beef and cabbage, ninja foodi, pressure cooker, st patricks day
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 589kcal
Author The Typical Mom


  • 2.5-3 lb corned beef brisket
  • 12 oz beer
  • 4 large red potatoes or 2 large russet cut in half
  • 1 onion sliced, optional
  • 1/2 head cabbage


  • Rinse potatoes. If using large red potatoes set them in the middle close together, use similar sizes so you can set beef on top of them. If using 2 large russets slice them both in half and set them cut side down into middle of pot. These will be your trivet.
  • Set corned beef piece on top of potatoes so it sits flat.
  • Pour beer on top of meat.
  • Sprinkle packet of corned beef seasoning on top of meat, it is included inside your meat pouch.
  • Close your pressure cooking lid (one that isn’t attached), and close steam valve.
  • Turn Ninja Foodi on, then press pressure button. Set to high for 1 hr 25 minutes (for 2.5-3 lbs. this time works well). Press start. Allow to naturally release pressure for about 15 minutes when done.
  • Release rest of steam if there is any after about 15 min. Remove piece of corned beef and set on cutting board, cover.
  • Remove potatoes, put in a bowl and cover so they stay warm.
  • Cut bottom off cabbage and separate the top layer of leaves so you have about 8-10 large pieces. Slice your onion into large pieces. 
  • Add onions into pot with juices, then add cabbage leaves.
  • Put pressure lid back on. Close steam valve. Turn pot on, press pressure, high for 3 minutes. Press start.
  • Do a quick release when done. 
  • Slice corned beef and serve with some potatoes, onions, and cabbage from the pot. Enjoy


Nutrition Facts
Ninja Foodi Corned Beef and Cabbage
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 589 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 2360mg103%
Potassium 1847mg53%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 101.2mg123%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sunday 19th of March 2023

Question- Do you use any of the juices/brine that was in the package with the corned beef or just drain the meat and then add the beer?

The Typical Mom

Sunday 19th of March 2023

I open the package over the sink and pull the meat out, the juices drain into the sink. Sometimes there isn't a spice packet rather they are already on one side. If there is just rinse it off, set beef into pot and sprinkle seasonings on top after pouring beer over the top.


Friday 17th of March 2023

I've been doing this method for years. Always awesome. My only modification to to taters. I make mashed and mix the cabbage and taters together with mixer. Gives them a nice texture. ☆☆☆☆☆ every time.

The Typical Mom

Saturday 18th of March 2023

Interesting will have to try that


Wednesday 15th of March 2023

How do you do a natural release? I have never done yet.


Wednesday 15th of March 2023

@Chris, sorry I didn't get an answer to my question. I figured out how to do a natural release. You were right I will not cooking corned beef any other way.

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 15th of March 2023

Ok so that means do not touch the knob that seals in the steam, that you closed at the beginning. If you don't touch that the pressure will still slowly release but it takes a while and keeps the meat inside nice and moist. If it said for example natural release for 15 minutes you would wait until screen said 15 after it was done and then you can flip open that valve and let the rest out.

Melinda L Duffield

Friday 3rd of June 2022

This is the best corned beef recipe I have ever made, and I have been making corned corned beef for over 50 years every way you can image. You have hit it out of the ball park ! thank you! The Mustard Sauce is out of this world too! It is June 3, 2022 in Mesquite NV and we are having Corned Beef and Cabbage! The Foodi is my Friend and this receipe is my best friend any time of the year, been making it on St. Paddy's Day for 3 yrs! Do a 4+ lb which takes about 113 min. Thank you so much

The Typical Mom

Sunday 5th of June 2022

Oh yay!!

Tina Butler

Sunday 22nd of May 2022

I used 3.5 lb round corned beef. Unfortunately, I used 24oz of a 2yr old Redds Wicked Apple Hard Ale 8% Alcohol (a friend left it a few visits ago) and all the vegetables which I put home grown carrots (they were sweet -best tasting of them all), cabbage, green beans tasted like beer still lmao. I am not a beer drinker so don't know the difference. The corned beef was good but was too salty. Oh well, my husband didn't like the beer tasting vegetables- it was ok to me. Next time, maybe soak the corned beef in warm water to get off some of the saltiness since we are sensitive to it and maybe a little less strong beer! This is the first time we used the ninja -it has been sitting in our kitchen for a year! Not bad and love the product so far! Thanks for the recipe :)

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