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Instant Pot Beef Brisket

Wooden serving plank with shredded beef brisket, coated with BBQ sauces and diced green onions..Text overlay Instant Pot Beef Brisket.

This is best instant pot beef brisket recipe ever, beating smoked brisket from Texas! A bit of BBQ sauce and 60 minutes cooking time makes amazing tacos!




  1. Combine BBQ sauce and water in the Instant Pot and stir well.
  2. Add quartered brisket, fatty side up.
  3. Close the Instant Pot and turn the valve to “sealed.”
  4. Press “manual” or “pressure cook,” make sure the pressure level is on “high” and set the timer for 60 minutes.
  5. When the timer goes off, let the pressure release naturally for 15-20 minutes (i.e. do nothing).
  6. After 15-20 minutes, you can turn the valve to “open” (carefully, as very hot steam will come out!) and let the rest of the pressure release.
  7. Shred with two forks, or slice against the grain.
  8. Serve with optional sliced onions. Pickles would be good too.