Instant Pot Brisket


Author Sara Welch

This beef brisket is coated in a homemade spice rub and barbecue sauce, then slow-cooked until tender. An easy dinner option that requires minimal prep work and is great for feeding a crowd or freezing leftovers.

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8

4 pounds beef brisket

1/3 cup BBQ rub homemade or store bought
3/4 cup beef broth
1 cup barbecue sauce homemade or store bought, plus more for serving

Coat the brisket all over with the BBQ rub.

Pour the beef broth into the bottom of an Instant Pot, then set the brisket in the pot, fat side up.

Spread the BBQ sauce over the brisket.

Seal the pot. Set it for high manual pressure for 75 minutes.
After the time has elapsed, let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes, then manually release the pressure.

Optional step: Preheat the oven broiler. Brush an additional thin layer of BBQ sauce over the meat.

Broil for 2-3 minutes or until caramelized. Watch carefully to make sure it does not burn.

Let the meat rest for 10 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain, then serve with additional sauce as desired.

Make sure to choose a piece of brisket that will fit inside your Instant Pot!

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 869mg | Potassium: 922mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 5mg