Texas Beef Brisket
By :Chop Secrets
Votes: 12
Rating: 5
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Meat
Duration 1-2 hours
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef Brisket, Brown Sugar, Garlic, Onion
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 115 minutes
Servings
8-10 servings
Ingredients
Spice Mixture:
  • 3 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 3/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper optional
Texas Beef Brisket
  • 4-5 lb beef brisket fat trimmed to 1/4 inch or less and cut into two pieces
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Meat
Duration 1-2 hours
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef Brisket, Brown Sugar, Garlic, Onion
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 115 minutes
Servings
8-10 servings
Ingredients
Spice Mixture:
  • 3 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 3/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper optional
Texas Beef Brisket
  • 4-5 lb beef brisket fat trimmed to 1/4 inch or less and cut into two pieces
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
Votes: 12
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine Spice Mixture ingredients and rub over trimmed brisket. Place brisket in a large ziplock bag or other tightly covered container and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Pour one cup of water in the Instant Pot and insert the steam rack. Stack the brisket pieces on the rack, fat side up.
  3. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  4. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 75 minutes.
  5. When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  6. Carefully remove the meat from the pot to a foil-covered baking sheet and brush with BBQ sauce.
  7. Set the brisket under the broiler for 4-5 minutes until caramelized and bubbly.
  8. Slice meat against the grain and serve.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.

14 replies
  1. basketkim@aol.com
    basketkim@aol.com says:

    I’ve done brisket for years in my slow cooker, takes 12-18 hours, and everyone loves it. This recipe is way better!!

  2. Shane
    Shane says:

    This is nasty. This dish can in no way be considered Texas brisket. There is no bark and no smoke ring and no smoke flavor.
    Do yourself a favor and pass on this one.

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Amazing !!! This recipe rocks !! I didn’t do the BBQ step …I think it’s great the way it is. I did add flavored/seasoned potatoes and carrots ( wrapped in tin foil on top of meat). Great recipe ! I will make this again !!

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