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Instant Pot Brisket Recipe: Tender & Juicy

Written by: Emily Smith

This Instant Pot Brisket is my go-to for a hearty, flavor-packed meal. Tender beef, aromatic spices, and a rich sauce - it's comfort food at its finest!

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Let's dive into something hearty, shall we? I've got this instant pot brisket recipe that has been a game changer, trust me. Imagine tender beef, infused with a mix of savory flavors, all cooked in one pot with minimal effort - sounds tempting, right? Let's get started!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Brisket

  • Beef brisket: Tender cut of meat that becomes melt-in-your-mouth after slow cooking, perfect for hearty dishes like brisket.
  • Olive oil: Adds richness and helps sear the brisket, enhancing flavor and ensuring a juicy end result.
  • Onion: Provides a sweet and savory base flavor, caramelizing during cooking to add depth and complexity to the dish.
  • Garlic: Infuses a pungent, aromatic flavor, enhancing the overall taste profile of the brisket and cooking liquids.
  • Beef broth: Adds richness and depth to the cooking liquid, infusing the brisket with savory umami flavors as it cooks.
  • Soy sauce: Brings a salty umami punch, enhancing the overall savory profile of the dish and adding depth of flavor.
  • Worcestershire sauce: Adds a tangy, savory depth to the dish, complementing the beef and enhancing the overall umami flavors.
  • Smoked paprika: Infuses a subtle smoky flavor, adding depth and complexity to the dish without overpowering the other ingredients.

Essential Tools for Making This Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the brisket quickly while keeping it tender and flavorful.
  • Tongs: Needed for flipping and handling the brisket while searing and transferring it in and out of the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Brisket Recipe: Tender & Juicy

This Instant Pot Brisket Recipe yields a tender and juicy brisket, perfect for a hearty meal. With a preparation time of just 15 minutes and a cooking time of 90 minutes, this recipe is both quick and delicious.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 450 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Tongs


Main Ingredients

  • 3 lb beef brisket
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 unit onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 0.25 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Pepper


  • Season the brisket with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat olive oil. Sear the brisket on all sides until browned. Remove and set aside.
  • Add onions and garlic to the pot, sauté until softened.
  • Pour in beef broth, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well.
  • Return the brisket to the pot. Close the lid and set to high pressure for 60 minutes.
  • Allow natural pressure release for 15 minutes, then quick release.
  • Remove brisket and let it rest before slicing.
  • Serve with the cooking juices as a sauce.


For best results, let the brisket rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing. This helps retain the juices and makes for a more tender bite.


Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 35gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 600mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Beef, Brisket, Instant Pot
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Can You Make Instant Pot Brisket in Advance?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • After cooking, let the brisket cool completely.
  • Slice the brisket against the grain.
  • Store the sliced brisket in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the brisket to cool completely.
  • Slice the brisket against the grain.
  • Place the sliced brisket in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Brisket is a tough cut of meat, but when cooked in an Instant Pot, the high pressure helps break down the connective tissues, resulting in a tender and flavorful dish.

Common Questions About Making Brisket in the Instant Pot

Can I use a different cut of meat for this recipe?
While brisket is traditionally used for this recipe, you can also try using chuck roast or short ribs for a different flavor and texture.
How can I make this recipe gluten-free?
To make this recipe gluten-free, ensure that the soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce you use are certified gluten-free.
Can I add vegetables to this dish?
Yes, you can add vegetables like carrots, potatoes, or bell peppers to the Instant Pot along with the brisket for added flavor.
How long can I store the leftovers?
Leftover brisket can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days or frozen for up to 2-3 months.
Can I double the recipe in the Instant Pot?
It's best not to double the recipe in the Instant Pot to avoid overcrowding. If you need to make a larger batch, cook the brisket in two separate batches.

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