This Pressure Cooker Braised Brisket is an easy, savory dish that you can make without heating up your entire house. Dump in everything and just let it make itself, and you end up with a savory, melt-in-your-mouth dish for dinner.
Have you been wondering how long to cook a brisket in a pressure cooker? This recipe will show you how to make an excellent instant pot brisket for Passover, or just for a great meal at any time.
Pressure Cooker Braised Brisket | Quick & Easy Braised Brisket!
So to answer your question on how long to cook your brisket in an Instant Pot. Well, the short answer is that it depends on how THICK the brisket is, not just how much it weighs. So learning how to make a good brisket in your instant pot requires cutting it up into large, even pieces.
This recipe for a pressure cooker Braised Brisket is sure to offend every barbecue brisket person within a 100 mile radius of my Texas home! But I plan to watch them get upset while they chow down on a plate full of this delicious brisket with sauce, while watching them yell at me.
I had really wanted to smoke this brisket but I didn’t plan things very well and just ran out of time at the last minute. So I thought back to all the times that people have used slow cookers to make their brisket and decided the Instant Pot could do for me in a fraction of the time what slow cookers do for them.
Advantages of making Pressure Cooker Braised Brisket
- My house didn’t get over-heated
- The recipe makes a sauce in the bottom of the pot that is super savory and flavorful.
- It’s a dump everything in and cook it type of recipe, and y’all know how much I love those types of recipes.
- I didn’t brown or pre-season anything to make this brisket. Did you see my video on why I don’t brown ahead of time? If not, check it out here.
Yes, but does it taste like BBQ brisket?
- Well, no it doesn’t taste anything like a smoked brisket. Not even a little bit.
- It tastes like braised meat. Delicious, savory, umami braised meat.
- If I were you, I’d think of this as a braised meat dish that has minimal effort for maximum beef flavored payoff. You’ll have a tender piece of meat, lots of thick, lovely sauce, and all with no effort.
So now that we have that out of the way.
The Recipe Steps for this Pressure Cooker Braised Brisket are:
- Throw everything into your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker
- Cook on high pressure for 60-75 minutes and allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes
- Puree vegetables and liquids to make a sauce, and serve.
Looking for a great side dish to pair with this recipe? Check out my Potatoes Anna recipe. With only 4 ingredients, you can make this tasty, elegant dish with ease!
And if you’re looking for a great dessert option, check out my Instant Pot Cherry Clafoutis recipe. This elegant French dessert is a breeze to make in your instant pot!
Here’s a visual Glossary of most of the ingredients that went into this Pressure Cooker Braised Brisket:
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This pressure cooker braised brisket is an easy, savory, dish that you can make without heating up your entire house. Dump in everything and just let it make itself.
- 2 pounds beef brisket cut into 4 pieces against the grain
- 1.5 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 2 cups sliced onions
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard adjust to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthum gum for low carb or sub with a cornstarch slurry
- Put salt and pepper on the brisket pieces and let it sit while you get your other ingredients together.
- In a small cup or bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the sauce.
- Place sliced onions in the inner liner of your pressure cooker or Instant Pot. Place the sliced beef on top.
- Pour over the mixed sauce.
- Cook the meat at high pressure for 60 minutes for a brisket with some chew, and at 70-75 minutes for a more tender brisket.
- Open the pot and remove the brisket with tongs.
- Using an immersion blender, blend together the onions and all the liquid in the pot. Add mustard and ensure it is mixed well.
- Turn your Instant Pot to sauté and add the xanthum gum or corn starch and allow the sauce to thicken.
- Slice the brisket, and serve with the sauce.
You can make this recipe in a slow cooker by following all directions as above, and cooking the brisket on low for 8-9 hours.
I am not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information is provided a courtesy, and can vary depending on the exact ingredients you use.
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