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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Karen
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Karen

I am dry marinating my brisket tonight, one question please- my brisket is 2.5 lbs- do I need to double the other ingredients ( more liquid??) or just do as instructed with 1/ chicken stock or water?

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Karen
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Karen

Thank you!

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Karen

I am thrilled to report that my 2.5 lb brisket cooked exactly by the directions (except I made one and a half times the amount of dry rub) came out perfect! I did have to cut the brisket so that it would all fit flat in the bottom of my 6 quart Instant Pot. Thank you so much for the great recipe and the quick responses to my last minute questions!5 stars

Renee
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Renee

I made this before and everyone loved it. I decided to make a bigger one tonight and somehow grabbed 8lbs.
Its one huge piece so i doubt i need to increase the liquid but what about cook time?

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Karen
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Karen

Most recipes (including your delicious chuck roast!) have you brown the meat before cooking- is that not at all required in this recipe, or could you do after the marinating before cooking (with all the dry rub on the meat)?

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Beverly
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Beverly

I have a beef Brisket flat cut that’s 1 1/2 pounds. Would I cook it the same way as in this recipe? Thank you

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Angel

I cheated a lot in this but the rub was excellent and the cooking directions were spot on. I cheated and used Baby Rays that I added water to…don’t judge me! I was short on time doing Sunday afternoon projects! My first brisket-turned out fantastic so thank you! I used a crock-pot pressure cooker.5 stars

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Danne
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Danne

Tender and flavorful brisket, but the cinnamon was an unwelcoming taste to the beef. I only used half a teaspoon of it and should have used my better judgment to leave it out.4 stars

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Kari
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Kari

Hi! Love all of your recipes. I tried this last night. I followed the cooking time to the letter. It came out very dry and chewy. Is it possible it was over cooked? I did not trim the fat at all. The flavor was there, but it was dry, chewy, and stringy. I am thinking bad meat or too long in the pot.

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Dianna H
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Dianna H

This was a great and easy recipe, everyone absolutely loves this. Thank you so much for sharing!5 stars

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Jacky + Amy

Thank you Dianna 🙂 !

Please take care
Jacky

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!5 stars

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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.5 stars

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