Keto Corned Beef and Cabbage (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)

This Low Carb Keto Corned Beef and Cabbage is made quickly in the Instant Pot or slow cooked in the Crock Pot with directions for both!

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Whether you are Irish or not, when St.Patrick’s day comes around during the month of March, Corned Beef and Cabbage can be found in abundance in all supermarkets.

Being Italian we never ate corned beef and cabbage, but once I met my husband and married 19 years ago, it was a must for him and I fell in love with this tasty beef brisket.

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This classic recipe for St.Patrick’s day just needed a little tweak to make it lower in carbs. Just by removing the potatoes typically in this recipe, it lowers the carbs significantly. Of course if carbs are not a problem for you, just add them back into the veggies I’ve used here.

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Even my kids who aren’t too keen on boiled veggies enjoy eating this, of course they prefer a larger portion of the beef as opposed to the veggies, but it’s all good to me.

But my kids do also love my Reuben Cabbage Rolls and Reuben Calzone! 

Add some Irish Soda Bread or Irish Soda Muffins to make these meal even better! 

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Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Some of you may not have an Instant Pot and that is certainly fine as I’ve provided directions for making this in a crock pot as well. Both taste equally delicious, but the Instant Pot cuts the cooking time down by half if you were making this on the stove top.

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Whichever method you choose to use to cook this scrumptious meal, I’m sure you won’t have any complaints from the family. It’s tasty and comforting!

Even my picky hubby who is a meat and potatoes man but recently is eating lower carb, didn’t complain there were no potatoes in this. That is a little miracle to me to be honest with you!

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Instant Pot Low Carb Corned Beef and Cabbage

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes

Servings 8 servings (6 ounces beef, 1 cup cabbage, 1/4 each carrots and celery
Calories 499 kcal
Author Brenda Bennett | Sugar-Free Mom


  • 4 pounds corned beef brisket
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp dried mustard
  • 1 cabbage cut into wedges or 8 cups
  • 1 cup onions sliced
  • 1 cup carrots sliced into thirds
  • 1 cup celery stalks chopped


  1. Place beef brisket into the pot. Discard the spice packet that comes with the meat.

  2. Cover the beef with water, add more to cover if needed.

  3. Add the spices into the pot.

  4. Cover and set on “Meat/Stew” for 60 minutes on high.

  5. Hit Cancel then use the Natural Release method, about 20 minutes.

  6. Remove cover carefully, watch for steam, remove brisket and keep warm.

  7. Add the vegetables to the pot and press “Soup” setting for 15 minutes.

  8. Use the “Quick” Release method.

  9. Uncover and add the beef back to the pot to warm through.

  10. Enjoy immediately!

Crock Pot Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into the crock pot except the cabbage. Make sure the meat is fat side up.

  2. Cook on low 6 hours or until vegetables are tender.

  3. In the last hour add the cabbage.

  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Net Carbs: 7g

This recipe was first published in March 2016 and updated with video in March 2019.

Nutrition Facts

Instant Pot Low Carb Corned Beef and Cabbage

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)

Calories 499 Calories from Fat 306

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34g 52%

Saturated Fat 10g 50%

Cholesterol 122mg 41%

Sodium 2812mg 117%

Potassium 1000mg 29%

Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%

Dietary Fiber 4g 16%

Sugars 5g

Protein 35g 70%

Vitamin A 56.8%

Vitamin C 128.6%

Calcium 8.9%

Iron 25.6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Blessings, Brenda

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