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Guinness Braised Corned Beef Brisket on a white plate
5 from 11 votes

Guinness Braised Corned Beef

Our Guinness Braised Corned Beef is rendered to perfect tenderness in the Instant Pot and then quickly broiled to melt and crisp the fat cap. 

Category Dinner
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Corned Beef and Cabbage, Instant Pot Corned Beef, Instant Pot Guinness Braised Corned Beef, Pressure Cooker Corned Beef
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Author Mean Green Chef


  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 lb corned beef brisket w seasoning packet, flat cut
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 bottle (11.2 oz/317 grams) Guinness Draught Stout, or sub lager style beer


  1. Slice onion and layer in the bottom of Instant Pot then set the corned beef brisket on top of the layered onions. Toss in the garlic and cover the top of your brisket with the seasoning packet and then pour in the stout. 

    Guinness Braised Corned Beef Brisket ready to be cooked
  2. Seal lid and set the unit to HIGH pressure for 85 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 20 minutes, then manually release the remaining pressure. Remove corned beef and place on a tray cover with foil. Turn on the Broiler once the broiler is ready pop the brisket into the oven and broil for about 5 minutes keeping a watchful eye! Broil until topside crisps, remove from oven and allow to sit tented in foil for 15 minutes, then slice and serve. 

    Guinness Braised Corned Beef Brisket Recipe

Recipe Notes

  • Prep time is approximate.
  • You can use a combination of any of the above spices mentioned and/or your pickling packet.
  • Store corned beef tightly wrapped in fridge 3-4 days, but it probably won't last that long.