Could there be anything more comforting than brisket? Instant pot brisket recipe is perfect when all you want is something simple, comforting, and absolutely delicious. In a fraction of time, your Instant Pot really does an amazing job of infusing flavor into the brisket, and this recipe is no exception. It’s perfect as comfort food.

What is Beef Brisket?

Brisket is a bulky mass of meat boneless that comes from the breast or lower breast of the animal. It’s the best flavorful cuts of meat I recommend for the instant pot brisket recipe.

The brisket is a good choice for instant pot because it intensifies the brisket flavor.

Finding a good brisket for the instant pot brisket recipe may be the most difficult task of this whole cooking process.

WHAT CUT OF BRISKET use in the intant pot brisket recipe?

At the grocery store, you should avoid what is usually carried: corned beef brisket or a portion of the brisket flat. Neither one of those cuts is equivalent to cooking a whole brisket.

So, what we are looking for our instant pot brisket recipe is a whole brisket, with two muscles (flat and point) attached by a thick layer of fat.

Why Instant Pot Brisket recipe?

This Classic recipe cooks usually in the oven or grill, but now with your instant pot you can cook brisket recipe fastly in a fraction of time without losing the flavors and the natural taste stays in the brisket and the other ingredients.

Honestly, the first time when I tried to cook this instant pot brisket recipe. I loved it because it’s a one-pot meal, you can sear the brisket and cook the BBQ sauce in the same pot.

Ingredients Needed To Make this instant pot brisket recipe


  • Beef brisket
  • Olive oil


  • Chili powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Mustard powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cumin ground
  • Black pepper ground
  • Salt

BBQ sauce:

  • Ketchup
  • Honey
  • Apple vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Brown sugar
  • Liquid smoke
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Chicken broth


-Cut most of the hard fat off the top of the brisket flat with a flexible boning knife.

-To reduce the cooking process time, you can cut the brisket in slices.

-Rub the brisket well the seasonings.

-Avoid overcooking the brisket to not losing the taste.

What to serve with Instant Pot Brisket meal?

Always when I’m planning to prepare an instant pot brisket recipe like this as a main meal with bbq sauce, I love to serve with it one of those side dishes:

One of these dishes close to my heart and which I recommend trying are Brown ricegreen beans or broccoli.

Let’s stop wasting time and get to try this instant pot brisket recipe !



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About this instant pot brisket Recipe


4lb of beef brisket.

tablespoons of olive oil.


2 teaspoons of chili powder

1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 tablespoon of mustard powder

1/4 teaspoons of cayenne pepper

1 1/2 teaspoon cumin ground

1 teaspoon black pepper ground

2 teaspoons of salt


BBQ Sauce:

1 cup of Barbecue sauce

1 cup of ketchup

1/4 cup of honey

1 tablespoon of apple vinegar

3 cloves garlic sliced

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of liquid smoke

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup of chicken broth



Calories: 444.5

Total Fat: 13.6g 

Sodium: 122.5mg 

Potassium: 603.3mg 

Total Carbohydrates: 0g 

Cholesterol: 220mg 

Protein: 75.2g

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a medium bowl combine all the seasonings together and whisk well to mix.

Step 2

Rub the brisket with a mixture of seasonings.

Step 3

The same process with the BBQ sauce; combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl and whisk them well.

Step 4

Add the oil and set your instant pot on the high level of saute function.

Step 5

Sear the brisket on all sides for about 4 minutes per side.

Step 6

Pour the sauce to the entire brisket and close the lid. Adjust your instant pot to the manual high pressure and set the timer for 75 minutes.

Step 7

When the time over, wait until the pressure release naturally for about 15 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the brisket from your instant pot with the tongs and transfer it to a side plate with covering for about 15 minutes after slicing.

Step 9

Set your instant pot to the saute function to simmer the leftover sauce and reduce it and season with salt and chili as your desire.

Step 10

Slice the brisket and served with sauce and one of the suggested side dishes.

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