Check out my recipe for making Ninja Foodi Corned Beef and Cabbage!
I LOVE corned beef and cabbage and am so excited to share my recipe for making Ninja Foodi Corned Beef with you all!!! This is a very basic recipe...no bells and whistles! Just good, tender, juicy corned beef! If you want, you can get fancy and add a brown sugar glaze or sauce and serve it with Irish soda bread.
Corned beef can be made by using a beef brisket that is brined and seasoned, or you can buy a store-bought version that comes already brined with a little seasoning pack in the package. This recipe is using the store-bought version that is ready to be cooked and includes the seasoning packet. If you don't have a corned beef seasoning packet, you can use this recipe to use your own spices.
I lOVE corned beef so much so that I literally hunt down restaurants that serve corned beef and call ahead to make sure that they have it before going to the restaurant. Why is corned beef soooo good? There is no reason that you should only eat this delicious cut of meat around St. Patrick's day or at a restaurant. You can make corned beef and cabbage more regularly at home!
Usually, I am super impatient and cannot seem to wait long enough to eat it....because it takes sooo long to cook! I have always made corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker and it took about 8 hours to fully cook it until tender.
I have great news for anybody else that is impatient when it comes to corned beef.....you can cook it in the Ninja Foodi......to all of its tender goodness....in only 90 minutes! What??? For real? Yes!!!!
The best way to cook corned beef so that it is fork-tender is in a pressure cooker! It turns out more flavorful and tender than even a crock pot makes it. I hope you like our corned beef and cabbage Ninja Foodi recipe as much as we do!!
Tips for making Ninja Foodi Corned Beef and Cabbage
Corned beef is made from a fairly tough cut of meat so it needs to be cooked for a long period of time at a lower temperature. The long cooking time helps to tenderize the meat and make it a wonderful texture. Traditional methods for cooking corned beef include slow cooking, simmering on the stovetop in a dutch oven, roasting in the oven or pressure cooking. Pressure cooking cuts down on the amount of time needed to tenderize the corned beef.
If the corned beef is tough even after pressure cooking it, it likely needs more pressure cooking time. You can put the corned beef back into the pressure cooker and cook longer.
90 minutes is the perfect amount of time to pressure-cook corned beef. You can even cook several corned beefs at the same time, stacked on top of each other. If cooking frozen corned beef, stick with the 90 minutes. The corned beef will start to thaw while the pressure cooker is reaching temperature and pressurizes. It will take longer to get to temp/pressure with frozen corned beef but the actual cook time will remain at 90 minutes.
No. The vegetables take substantially less time to cook than the corned beef does. Add in the vegetables, at the end. When cooking the vegetables, place the cabbage on top of the potatoes and carrots. The steam will cook the cabbage and it will not be overcooked from being in the water. If you add the vegetables and cook for the full 90 minutes, they will be way overcooked.
Slice the corned beef diagonally across the grain of the meat. If you slice the meat with the grain, it will be chewy and stringy.
Corned beef hash!! Save your leftover corned beef and make corned beef hash for breakfast!! Seriously- do this. Oftentimes I make corned beef and cabbage just so that I can make corned beef hash for breakfast!!
Traditionally, corned beef seasoning packets are made from crushed bay leaves, anise seeds, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, cloves, thyme, mustard seeds, and red pepper flakes.
Yes, you should always rinse store-bought corned beef to get the extra liquid off of it. The liquid that the corned beef is in is very salty. If you cook the corned beef before rinsing, you may end up with very salty corned beef.
When choosing a corned beef brisket to make, there are a couple of options. The flat cut is rectangular in shape, has less fat on it, slices easily into even slices, but can be a little dry. The point cut is triangular in shape, has a lot of fat on the top, is a little awkward to slice into even slices, and is very juicy.
I go back and forth between the flat and the point cut. The point cut is usually a little less expensive per pound, so if it's on sale, I'll buy the point cut. I've never had a dry point cut but have, on occasion, had a drier flat cut.
The extra fat that is on the point cut doesn't make me shy away from buying it. All I do to remove the extra fat after cooking is lay the corned beef out on a cutting board next to the sink and take a knife and gently scrape the top of the corned beef (where the fat cap is) and the extra fat slides right off into the sink. It's quick and easy and leaves me with a super juicy piece of corned beef!
Here's a tip...make EXTRA corned beef so that you can have leftovers to make corned beef hash!! How good does my homemade corned beef hash look?? You seriously need to try this with any leftover corned beef that you might have.....or do what I do and just make an extra corned beef!!! Yummmm!! Check out our recipe here!
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Ingredients substitutions and tips for making Ninja Foodi Corned Beef and Cabbage
The full ingredient list is found at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
Pre-packaged corned beef with spice packet- Any size will do. I used a 3-pound corned beef. If you can't find a corned beef with the spice packet included, you can add your own spices. Here's a link to a spice packet recipe.
Carrots- You can use full-sized carrots that have been cut into 3rds or baby carrots.
Cabbage- Green cabbage
Potatoes- Baby red potatoes. You can use yellow potatoes or russet potatoes. But, if you are using russet potatoes, I would recommend pealing time first.
Garlic-Fresh or jarred.
Water or beef broth- For the liquid, water works just fine but if you would like to add additional flavor, use beef broth. You can also use beer if you would prefer.
Directions for making Ninja Foodi Corned Beef and Cabbage
1. Place trivet or metal rack that came with your Ninja Foodi in the pot.
2. Place corned beef, fat side up, on top of a trivet or metal rack- I rinse my corned beef first. Rinsing the corned beef helps to remove the extra salt that is on the outside. If you don't rinse the corned beef, it may be too salty once cooked.
3. Pour in 4 cups of water or beef broth.
4. Sprinkle spice packet on top of the corned beef.
5. Top the corned beef with garlic and spread around on the top. There is no need to stir the spices or garlic as they will combine with the liquid while pressure cooking.
6. Close the pressure cooking lid and set the valve to the "seal" position and cook on high pressure for 90 minutes.
7. When the timer beeps, and the pressure cooking cycle has ended, natural release pressure for 20 minutes.
8. Open the lid and remove the corned beef and set aside in a dish.
9. Remove the trivet using tongs.
10. Add the potatoes, carrots, and green cabbage to the remaining water/broth in the Ninja Foodi. ***If preferred, you can boil the carrots, potatoes, and green cabbage on the stovetop over medium-high heat instead of pressure-cooking them.
11. Close the pressure cooking lid and set the valve to the "seal" position and cook on high pressure for 2-4 minutes based on your preference. The longer the cooking time, the more cooked the vegetables will be.
12. When the timer beeps, quick-release the pressure and open the lid. It's time to eat! Enjoy!
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- 3 Pounds (1 ⅓ kg) Corned Beef (Pre-packaged corned beef with spice packet- any size will do. I used a 3 pound corned beef)
- 6-8 (6-8) Carrots (Large- cut into thirds)
- 1 (1) Head of Cabbage (Small-Quartered)
- 6 (6) Red Potatoes (Quartered- You can use baby red potatoes instead)
- 1 Tablespoon (1 Tablespoon) Garlic (Minced)
- 4 cups (960 g) Beef Broth (or water)
- Place trivet or metal rack that came with your Ninja Foodi in the pot.
- Pour in 4 cups of water or beef broth.
- Sprinkle spice packet on top of the corned beef.
- Close the pressure cooking lid and set the valve to the "seal" position and cook on high pressure for 90 minutes.
- When the timer beeps, and the pressure cooking cycle has ended, natural release pressure for 20 minutes.
- Open the lid and remove the corned beef and set aside in a dish.
- Add the potatoes, carrots, and green cabbage to the remaining water/broth in the Ninja Foodi. ***If preferred, you can boil the carrots, potatoes, and green cabbage on the stovetop over medium-high heat instead of pressure-cooking them.
- Close the pressure cooking lid and set the valve to the "seal" position and cook on high pressure for 2-4 minutes based on your preference. The longer the cooking time, the more cooked the vegetables will be.
- When the timer beeps, quick-release the pressure and open the lid. It's time to eat! Enjoy!
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Cooked this recipe using our Ninja Foodi. I followed the directions with the one exception of putting 8 oz. of beer in place of one cup of broth. It was absolutely fantastic. I've cooked corned beef and cabbage for years and this is now my go to recipe!
corned beef and cabbage is not a favorite of mine. I made this tonight for my husband and he absolutely loved it!
Fat cap up or down?
I usually do the fat cap up so that the juices go into the meat.
Made this tonight and it was absolutely fabulous! Used one cup beef stock and three cups water.
Cooked vegetables for 4 minutes with cabbage on top as noted in recipe. Perfect
Everything was amazing.
This was the best corned beef I’ve ever made. So tender it was falling apart. The only thing I would change is the veggies needed more like 5 minutes. They were cooked, but not as soft as I would prefer. I used beer and broth for my liquid instead of water.
So, no need to change the cooking time no matter the size of the corned beef? I’m making a 5 pound corned beef. Does that still apply for such a large one? Thanks!
90 minutes should work regardless the size. I make this every couple of weeks and have made all different sizes, even 2 at a time, and I always stick to 90 minutes. Perfectly tender every time! 🙂
I have the ninja foodie five in one air fryer/indoor grill how do I cook corn beef in this ninja device
Hi Lisa! I haven't experimented with cooking corned beef in the air fryer or the grill yet so I can't provide any recommendations on this one. 🙁
Dinner was amazing! Your directions and hints were perfect! Thanks for sharing
Do you place the trivet in the position that's closest to the bottom, or turn it upside down to where it sits up high?
You want the corned beef to be raised out of the water just a little bit. I use a very low trivet-maybe 1 inch off the bottom. 🙂
How many servings does this make?
It really depends on the size of your corned beef. You can use any size for this recipe and keep the cook time and amount of liquid the same. We usually get 4-6 servings out of our corned beefs. 🙂
Patricia M. Baros
Can I add fresh green beans and snap peas?
You can but they won’t take as long to cook as the other vegetables so you might be better off cooking them separately.
How much longer do I cook the corned beef if I start with frozen?
No need to change the cook time. Since it’s frozen it will just take longer to get up to pressure. During that extra time it will thaw it out. 🙂
Shannon Bryan Toft
It is St. Patty's day and we are stuck at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19) isolation going on so I searched how to do this in a Ninja Foodi and this came up. I followed everything in recipe and I can tell you it was a huge success!! It worked perfect!! Thank you for allowing me to still give my family a great meal with this recipe on a special day with our ancestry.
I’m so glad that it turned out perfectly!!! Happy St Patrick’s Day! ☘️☘️☘️