Instant Pot Brisket

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Cook Buttery Tender & Juicy BBQ Instant Pot Brisket! Your family & guests will enjoy this irresistibly delicious Beef Brisket with smoky-sweet-savory-spicy caramelized homemade bbq sauce.

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What is Beef Brisket?

Beef brisket is a tough cut of meat. If cooked properly, brisket can be broken down into flavorful, tender goodness – a buttery rich beefy meat. yum!

Traditional American Texas-style barbecue smoked brisket is usually prepared by rubbing the brisket with a dry spice rub, then cooking the beef brisket slowly over charcoal or wood.

Why Instant Pot Brisket?

This Instant Pot Beef Brisket can’t replace a good Texas-style barbecue smoked brisket, but it’s definitely an awesome shortcut & great alternative. Especially when you don’t have access to a grill & smoker! 😀

You’ll fall in love with the buttery tender beef with some chew, bursting with moist & juicy beefy flavors. Plus the super yummy smoky, sweet, savory, spicy homemade bbq sauce. oh soo good!! 

Saves you time, plus less hassle to make this deliciously gorgeous brisket to cure your bbq cravings! yaasssss!!

Time to enjoy this Instant Pot Brisket!

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Instant Pot Brisket

Super easy to cook Buttery Tender Juicy BBQ Instant Pot Brisket! You'll love this Irresistibly Delicious Beef Brisket with smoky-spicy homemade bbq sauce.
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Total: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 1.5 - 2 pounds (766g) beef brisket (2 inches thick)
  • 3 – 5 drops liquid smoke

Dry Rub:

BBQ Sauce:

Instructions

  • Dry Rub Brisket: In a glass mixing bowl, mix dry rub ingredients together. Rub the dry rub mixture on the brisket, then let it marinate for at least 2 hours (preferably overnight, so the salt can penetrate into the meat).
  • Pressure Cook Beef Brisket: Add sliced onion, minced garlic, 1 tbsp (15ml) maple syrup, 1 tbsp (15ml) honey, 2 tbsp (30ml) apple cider vinegar, 3 - 5 drops liquid smoke, and ½ cup (125ml) unsalted chicken stock to Instant Pot. Mix well. Add marinated brisket in Instant Pot. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 75 minute and Natural Release for 15 minutes. Remove the lid carefully.
  • Thicken Homemade BBQ Sauce: Carefully place cooked brisket on a chopping board and let it rest. If desired, use a fat separator to remove the oil from the BBQ sauce. Bring the BBQ sauce back to a simmer by pressing the "Cancel" button, then "Saute" button. Mix in 1 cup (250ml) ketchup, 2 tbsp (30g) Dijon mustard, and 1 tbsp (13g) brown sugar in Instant Pot. Let the BBQ sauce thicken by simmering for 8 - 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt if necessary.
  • Serve Instant Pot Brisket with Yummy BBQ Sauce: Generously brush the addictively yummy BBQ sauce all over the brisket. If desired, use a blowtorch or oven (broil) to slightly caramelize the BBQ sauce on the brisket. Slice your brisket against the grain to maximize tenderness. If you didn't marinate the brisket long enough, sprinkle some salt on the sliced briskets to season them better. Serve with the awesome BBQ sauce. Your delicious & beautiful BBQ Brisket is ready to serve! Enjoy~ 🙂
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Nutrition:

Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 1396mg | Potassium: 993mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 6.9mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 4.7mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade bbq sauce, how to cook brisket, instant pot beef brisket, instant pot brisket, instant pot recipes, pressure cooker beef brisket, pressure cooker brisket, smoked brisket
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Step-by-Step How to Cook Instant Pot Brisket

Instant Pot Brisket | Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket Recipe Ingredients

Cooking Tips Instant Pot Brisket 

We like the fat cap attached to our brisket because it helps protect the meat from drying during the cooking process. But you can also use one without the fat cap.

*Note: If you’re not trimming the fat cap, make sure to keep the fat cap facing up when you put it in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Instant Pot Brisket | Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket: how to cook brisket

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Dry Rub Brisket


In a glass mixing bowl, mix dry rub ingredients together.

Instant Pot Brisket | Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket: homemade dry rub for cooking bbq beef brisket

Rub the dry rub mixture on the brisket, then let it marinate for at least 2 hours (preferably overnight, so the salt can penetrate into the meat).

Instant Pot Brisket | Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket: rub dry rub on beef brisket

2

Pressure Cook Beef Brisket


Add sliced onion, minced garlic, 1 tbsp (15ml) maple syrup, 1 tbsp (15ml) honey, 2 tbsp (30ml) apple cider vinegar, 3 – 5 drops liquid smoke, and ½ cup (125ml) unsalted chicken stock to the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Mix well.

Instant Pot Brisket | Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket: add aromatics and flavorings in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Add marinated beef brisket in Instant Pot.

*Pro Tip: make sure to keep the fat cap facing up when you put it into the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Instant Pot Brisket | Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket: place marinated brisket in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Close lid and turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.

  • Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 75 minute and Natural Release for 15 minutes.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker High Pressure Program 75 minutes

After 15 minutes, release the remaining pressure by turning the Venting Knob to the Venting position.

Remove the lid carefully.

Instant Pot Brisket | Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket: pressure cooked bbq brisket in Instant Pot

3

Thicken Homemade BBQ Sauce


Carefully place cooked brisket on a chopping board and let it rest.

If you think the sauce is too oily, now is a good time to use a fat separator to remove the oil.

Bring the BBQ sauce back to a simmer by pressing the “Cancel” button, then “Saute” button.

Instant Pot Brisket | Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket: thicken bbq sauce in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Mix in 1 cup (250ml) ketchup, 2 tbsp (30g) Dijon mustard, and 1 tbsp (13g) brown sugar in Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Brisket | Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket: make Instant Pot BBQ Sauce

Let the BBQ sauce thicken by simmering for 8 – 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Instant Pot Brisket | Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket: thicken homemade bbq sauce in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt if necessary.

4

Serve Instant Pot Brisket with BBQ Sauce


Generously brush the addictively yummy BBQ sauce all over the brisket.

Instant Pot Brisket | Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket: brush homemade bbq sauce on brisket

*Pro Tip: we used a blowtorch to slightly caramelize the BBQ sauce on the brisket to bring out more flavor. You can also caramelize by broiling in an oven.

Instant Pot Brisket | Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket: use blowtorch to caramelize the bbq sauce on brisket

Slice your Instant Pot Brisket against the grain to maximize tenderness.

*Pro Tip: If you didn’t marinate the brisket long enough. You will want to sprinkle some salt on the sliced briskets to season them better.

Your delicious & beautiful BBQ Brisket is ready to serve! Serve with BBQ sauce.

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Enjoy your Gorgeously delicious Instant Pot Brisket!~ 🙂


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Lynn
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Lynn

Fantastic recipe! It is definitely better when I let the meat marinate overnight. The side effect is that the house smelled good too!

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Sharron White
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Sharron White

Made this for company and everyone raved about it. The meat was flavourful and tender and the bbq was delicious. I followed the recipe exactly except for the liquid smoke. Will be making this again.

Susan Lally
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Susan Lally

It looks so fatty – wouldn’t you want to trim some of that before you cook it?

taeho
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taeho

My sister made us this brisket a couple weeks ago and is the reason I bought the instant pot. It is so good.

To double the serving size would you recommend simply doubling the recipe?

Thanks,
Taeho

Janet Wagoner
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Janet Wagoner

What did i do wrong? All these comments are so favorable. I followed the timing instructions but used a rub i received as a gift. The meat was done but kinda tough
It was 1.86 lbs.
Does it need to cook more to get that fall apart kind of texture.
That’s what i was hoping for.
Please help me so I can do it better next time.
Thank you

Nysha
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Nysha

Simple recipe with a bang up result. Bought a brisket to sous vide, forgot to start it the evening prior and then realized what had happened. I googled InstantPot Brisket and found this recipe. Simple, delicious and quick. Will add this to my go to recipes! Thanks

T Mac
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T Mac

You two should be proud of your quality website. I love how thorough your explanations are step-by-step for every recipe. The pictures included for each step are so extremely helpful for those of us who are culinary challenged. I also appreciate the amazon links for your cooking accessories used in the recipe.

I’m heading out the door now to buy my brisket and make this for dinner tonight. Looks delicious.

Much Aloha from the 50th state!

James Sutton
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James Sutton

Most outrageously excellent piece of meat I have ever had. My wife is a steak kind of person ( tenderloin,t-bone. Etc.) until she ate this brisket. She said I had better note this day in history as she thought this would outdo any piece of meat that she has ever ate. No BS, just straight good meat to die for. You will not be disappointed.if you are then send. Your meat to me and. I will enjoy.

Jody Franson
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Jody Franson

Hi Amy and Jacky, my brisket turned out awesome! I only change two things… I mixed all the ingredients together ahead of time and put half of the ingredients in with the brisket while it was cooking and then put the other half in after the brisket was cooked to be sautéed. I also added a small amount of corn starch to make the barbecue sauce thicker, it is very delicious!!! So easy because hardly any cleanup.

David
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David

Just made this recipe. Only change was using vegetable broth. Truly amazing!

Thank you for posting this awesome recipe!

David

Anne
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Anne

I love your recipes and really appreciate your skill and professional insights. I am trying the beef brisket for the first time today and a little confused about the rub. When you say fennel ground do you mean powdered or do you mean a whole fennel seed that is slightly pulverized? Thank you again

anne
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anne

Cooked the brisket for the first time last night. The flavor was very good, but the meat just fell apart. I put a little more chicken stock in because I was afraid of the sugar sticking to the pot. Is the fact that the meat was sitting in the liquid the problem, or was it the length of time cooking? I used a 2.3 pound piece with a nice thin fat cap. Thank you again

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