Smoky & Tender Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot Beef Brisket

Tender, juicy Instant Pot brisket with a 60 minute cook time!

Make this tender, flavorful Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot Brisket in a fraction of the time it would take to cook it in the oven. An overnight marinade helps give it a smokey flavor you’ll love.

While this beef brisket recipe is great any time of year, it’s especially perfect for holiday get-togethers. The pressure cooker brisket is simple to put together and is a crowd pleaser. You can easily dress it up with sides and even serve it sandwich style.

What Is Brisket?

Beef brisket is a flavorful cut of meat that comes from the front, chest area. It’s an awesome choice for pressure cooking as it cooks up tender and juicy. If you’re planning to slice it, flat cut brisket is recommended. When cooking the brisket, be sure to cook it fat side up.

How to Cook Brisket in an Instant Pot / Electric Pressure Cooker

This Instant Pot Brisket recipe will work in any brand of electric pressure cooker, including the Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, or Mealthy MultiPot.

Why Use the Overnight Marinade?

The brisket marinates overnight to tenderize the meat and lock in that great smoky flavor. The spice rub helps tenderize the meat and infuse it with flavors. The extra flavor is definitely worth planning ahead for.

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Fitting Brisket in Your Pressure Cooker

The amount of brisket that fits in your pressure cooker depends on the shape of your particular cut of meat. Most 3-pound cuts should fit in a 6-quart pressure cooker without any issues. If needed, you can cut the brisket in half to fit it in the cooking pot. Larger pressure cookers can fit larger cuts of meat, but remember to add more liquid.

How to Serve Instant Pot Brisket

After the brisket is finished cooking, remove it from the cooking pot and allow it to rest for a few minutes. Slice it into 1/4 to 1/2-inch slices and arrange them on a platter. Just prior to serving, drizzle some of the warm cooking liquid mixed with barbecue sauce over the top of the slices. For a crowd, you can also shred the brisket and serve it on rolls.

What to Serve with Beef Brisket

Beef brisket pairs well with a variety of sides. Some favorites include Instant Pot Hash Brown Casserole, Pressure Cooker Cornbread, Instant Pot Roasted Red Potatoes, Lion House Rolls, and Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer French Fries.

How to Reheat Instant Pot Brisket

To reheat brisket, use the pot in pot method. Place a trivet in the bottom of your pressure cooking pot, add 1 cup of water, and then place a cake pan or oven-safe dish on top of the trivet. Cook at high pressure until the meat is heated through.

That’s it! With this recipe, you can enjoy smoky and tender beef brisket in a fraction of the time. For more pressure cooker beef recipes, check out the links below.

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