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Instant Pot BBQ Beef Brisket

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook brisket, instant pot bbq brisket
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Pressure Building: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 585 kcal
Instant Pot BBQ Brisket is the perfect dinner idea! Brisket will stay moist and offer loads of flavor.


Beef Brisket:

  • 2 pound Certified Angus Beef Brisket
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves , lightly smashed

BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


  1. Combine Kosher salt, garlic powder and onion powder in a small bowl.
  2. Using a meat mallet, tenderize both sides of the brisket, then massage with Kosher salt mixture. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients for BBQ sauce including ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, Liquid Smoke, chili powder, white pepper, celery salt and yellow mustard.
  4. In the inner pot of your Instant Pot, combine onion, garlic and beef broth. Lay tenderized beef brisket on top and then cover with 1/2 of BBQ sauce mixture, set the rest aside for serving.
  5. Lock the lid in place and set to Manual, high pressure for 60 minutes. Allow to naturally release for 10 minutes before quick releasing remaining pressure.
  6. Meanwhile, heat the remaining BBQ sauce in a small sauce pan. Keep warm until serving.
  7. Remove to a cutting board, slicing thinly against the grain.
  8. Serve slices topped with reserved BBQ sauce.
  9. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot BBQ Beef Brisket
Amount Per Serving
Calories 585 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 2563mg111%
Potassium 1193mg34%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 610IU12%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 5.6mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.