Texas Beef Brisket
Servings Prep Time
8-10servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8-10servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Spice Mixture:
  • 3tbsp smoked paprika
  • 3tbsp brown sugar
  • 2tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2tbsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2tbsp garlic powder
  • 2tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 3/4tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2tsp cayenne pepperoptional
Texas Beef Brisket
  • 4-5lb beef brisketfat trimmed to 1/4 inch or less and cut into two pieces
  • 1cup Water
  • 1/2cup BBQ sauce
  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.