How To Store And Reheat Leftover Brisket
Cooked brisket with gravy will last about 3 to 5 days in the fridge. If you have leftovers, allow them to cool before transferring to an airtight container and pacing in the fridge.
You can also keep it in the freezer where it will last up to a month. Make sure you store it in an airtight container or Ziploc bag to prevent freezer burn.
Red Wine Braised Instant Pot Brisket
Meet your new weeknight dinner best friend! This Instantpot brisket is done in one hour, including a heavenly sauce loaded with savory flavors! Forget the 6 hours of cooking time and enjoy a tender and juicy brisket on any weeknight!
Did you know that there is such a thing as an Instant Pot A friend of mine brought one back from Moscow 3 years ago and kept raving about it. Naturally, I waved my hand at her in dismissal and said, No thanks.
More recently, I have been watching all sorts of recipes pop up on Pinterest featuring the Instant Pot. In several of my groups on Facebook, all the girls have been raving about it. I was not impresseduntil I heard that tough cuts of meat that take hours in the oven could be done in an hour.
Sold. I hit BUY WITH ONE CLICK button on immediately.
Whats an Instant Pot you ask? I will keep it simple: Its an electric pressure cooker. Remember those ancient pressure cookers that used to blow up? Yea..those terrified me too.this is not that. This baby is electric, digital and super easy to use. And did I tell you you can make a brisket in AN HOUR? Yes Instapot brisket in an hour complete with the sauce and all!
I have a really incredible Melt in Your Mouth Brisket recipe that I swear by. Actually its not just I who swears by it, I have friends and clients who swear by it too. Its divine and perfect for all your fancy dinners where nothing else but an incredibly tender roast will do.
Enter the Instant Pot.
What Cut Of Brisket Am I Using
So I discovered this the hard way. Brisket is made up of two different cuts: the point and the flat. The point cut is fattier, and the flat cut is drier and leaner
The fatty cut is ESSENTIAL for a good smoked brisket. For smoking, you want what’s referred to as a Packer’s cut, or the untrimmed version that has both the flat and the point. This usually comes in GIANT MASSIVE sizes. I get mine from Costco, and I use this smoker for the best brisket ever.
For a braised brisket, however, you can use the flat cut. This one is tougher and needs either a long, slow, low cook time, pressure cooking or slow cooking.
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Serving Instant Pot Beef Brisket
To serve, there are two options.
If choosing the shredded Instant Pot brisket and tossing with the sauce, try serving it on top of Creamy Cauliflower Pumpkin Mash, Roasted Parsnip Puree, Roasted Garlic Greek Yogurt Smashed Potatoes or, Goat Cheese and Spinach Mashed Sweet Potatoes.
What Is An Instant Pot
To make this beef brisket recipe, you need an Instant Pot. If you arent familiar with this amazing kitchen tool, let us tell you all about it. The Instant Pot is considered to be a 6 in 1 device that allows you to prepare and cook your food in one pot.
Its a combination of a pressure cooker and slow cooker and will make cooking quick and easy for even complete beginners. If you always find you are short of time, youll love how easy it is to make recipes such as this Instant Pot brisket.
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Is Our Instant Pot Brisket Healthy
The short answer is yes, our Instant Pot brisket recipe is healthy.
Nutritionally, each serving of our Instant Pot brisket contains approximately 480 calories. This leaves ample space for a salad side dish and vitamin-rich juice, to create a nourishing 750-calorie meal.
Aside from being a filling dish, this brisket is a powerhouse of protein. Each serving of ours provides 44.4 g of protein nearly 90 % of the recommended daily intake
Plus, with the abundance of veggies thats included, our brisket yields a noticeable amount of fiber, vitamins, and minerals essential nutrients to maintain a healthy body.
About Instant Pot Beef Brisket
Beef brisket is a popular lunch or dinner dish thats often served around the holiday season. Its a great option for feeding a large crowd of people, and youll find that its a cost-friendly dish to serve. However, beef brisket is known for taking hours and hours to prepare, especially when slow cooked in the oven or in a slow cooker.
But thanks to the high pressure of the Instant Pot, it will be ready in a fraction of the time. Youll create perfectly tender beef brisket, which is accompanied by soft onions and forms a delicious gravy.
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Instant Pot Beef Brisket Sandwich
If you loved our Instant Pot Brisket Recipe, you will love this BBQ Beef Brisket sandwich recipe. The instant pot is a game changer and makes cooking brisket so fast and easy.
You are going to love how amazing the brisket turns out in the instant pot! You do not have to spend hours to get just the perfect flavor.
The pressure cooker does all the work in just minutes but the meat tastes like it was slow cooked to perfection.
Our entire family loved how the meat tasted and I was thrilled how quickly I was able to get dinner on the table.
It takes a fraction of the time of smoked brisket when you pressure cook it. Brisket is one of the easiest instant pot recipes.
What Cut Of Meat Is Brisket
- Brisket is a tough cut of beef that comes from the breast of the animal. It is one of the most inexpensive cuts of beef and when cooked properly it becomes tender and is incredibly tasty.
- A whole brisket has two parts. The flat and the point or deckle.
- The flat is the leanest part, and most available at supermarkets. The point or deckle has a bit more marbling. The marbling helps in keeping the meat juicy, making this part of the brisket the one preferred by most pit masters.
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Instant Pot Brisket is the perfect way to cook a brisket. A bbq brisket that is tender, juicy, and loaded full of flavor. Forget smoked brisket and grab that pressure cooker.
Grab the brisket you picked up, and let me help you to create a dinner that is full of flavor. Great for serving guests, your family, or meal prep for meals down the line.
Ingredients For Instant Pot Beef Brisket
- Beef Brisket Flat Brisket is often sold in portions labeled whole, point, and flat. For this recipe, were using the leaner of the 3 cuts of beef which is called the flat. Look for brisket portions labeled Brisket flat or ask the butcher to help you choose the right cut of meat for the recipe.
- For the Spice Rub:
- Salt and Pepper
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Why Instant Pot Brisket
This Instant Pot Beef Brisket cant replace a good Texas-style barbecue smoked brisket, but its definitely an awesome shortcut & great alternative. Especially when you dont have access to a grill & smoker!
Youll fall in love with the buttery tender beef with some chew, bursting with moist & juicy beefy flavors. Plus the super yummy smoky, sweet, savory, spicy homemade bbq sauce. oh soo good!!
Saves you time, plus less hassle to make this deliciously gorgeous brisket to cure your bbq cravings! yaasssss!!
Time to enjoy this Instant Pot Brisket!
Top Tips For Cooking Instant Pot Beef Brisket
- Always allow the brisket to rest a little before slicing it for best results. Wait ten to fifteen minutes before serving.
- Slice the brisket against the grain.
- It is possible to overcook brisket, so many sure you dont leave it in the Instant Pot for too long. A longer cooking time can sometimes make the beef lose its flavor, so longer doesnt necessarily mean a tastier dinner. By following the instructions below, youll make the perfect Instant Pot beef brisket each and every time.
- If you cant fit all of the brisket into your pressure cooker, cut the brisket in half and place the pieces side by side instead of stacking them on top of each other. This will ensure they all cook evenly in the Instant Pot.
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Homemade Beef Brisket The Easy Way
Its no secret that were big fans of barbecue around here. What were not fans of are meals that require a ton of fuss or special talents. So it was only natural that wed have to try our hand at Instant Pot Beef Brisket with the goal of getting our barbecue fix whenever we wanted it. We think youre going to love this recipe, especially because the total hands-on time is less than 45 minutes and the pressure cooker does the rest. So if youve been toying with the idea of trying your hand at making your own delicious beef brisket, this is the perfect way to do so.
Weve partnered with our friends at the Minnesota Beef Council once again to bring this fantastically easy, family-pleasing recipe. Even if youve never stepped foot in front of a grill or a smoker, this Instant Pot version will give you the confidence you need to cook your first brisket with great results.
The ingredient list for this Instant Pot Brisket might look a little long but stay with us here! All of the ingredients are ones you probably already have on hand in your pantry or are easily found at your local grocery store. Why the longer list? Weve included a recipe for a DIY rub and homemade barbecue sauce which comes together super quick. If youve never made your own rub or sauce for a brisket, youre in for a treat.
How To Cook A Brisket Indoors
Brisket is often cooked low and slow on a fire pit, but not all of us have that option. Ive been living in an apartment for many years. I cant even remember the last time we were able to cook on a grill outside. Such a bummer.
However, that doesnt mean you cant cook brisket if you dont have a pit bbq or a smoker. This recipe is foolproof when cooked in the oven or the Instant Pot, so dont shy away from making a brisket indoors.
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Tips For Making Instant Pot Bbq Brisket:
- Trim the fat We recommend trimming the fat around the brisket before adding to the instant pot.
- Brown the Brisket If you prefer, you can brown your brisket in the instant pot or in a skillet on your stove. You may need to cut the brisket to fit in your instant pot.
- Cook the Brisket the right time Use the cooking chart, based on the size of brisket that you purchased.
What Size Brisket To Buy
If you have a butcher, you can usually ask for whatever size brisket you need. Its usually available in the meat section of your grocery in a 2- to 4-pound size. But they can come up to 12 or 14 pounds.
For 2-4 people, a 2-pound brisket is just right. It wont leave a lot of left overs though, so we always go for a 3-pound brisket for 2 people. Then we can make more meals from it.
Its possible to cook up to a 4-pound brisket in a 6 qt Instant Pot. Any larger than that and it doesnt fit well in the pot. You could go up to a 6-pound brisket if you have an 8-quart Instant Pot.
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What To Serve With Pressure Cooker Brisket
There are many options to serve with this recipe. I really love serving this brisket sandwich with coleslaw.
Its also great to serve with a delicious pasta salad for those summer barbecues.
Also, this crock pot brisket sandwich recipe is great to serve with your favorite vegetable side dish. I hope you try these delicious grilled vegetable foil packets. The vegetables taste amazing and there are no dishes so this is a win-win side dish!
See What to Serve with Brisket for more easy side dish recipes.
Beef Brisket Sandwich Topping Ideas:
- Coleslaw. We love to top the brisket sandwich with The Best Coleslaw Recipe for a really amazing meal.
- Red Onion. I like to thinly slice these.
- Barbecue Sauce. Top the sandwiches with even more delicious BBQ Sauce.
- Pickles. Dill pickle chips taste great with the brisket.
We love to serve this for parties and set up a topping bar. Everyone loves it and can choose their favorite toppings.
You can use rolls, hamburger buns or sliders. The options are endless for this easy recipe.
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What Is Beef Brisket
Beef brisket is a tough cut of meat. If cooked properly, brisket can be broken down into flavorful, tender goodness a buttery rich beefy meat. yum!
Traditional American Texas-style barbecue smoked brisket is usually prepared by rubbing the brisket with a dry spice rub, then cooking the beef brisket slowly over charcoal or wood.
How To Cook Bbq Brisket In The Instant Pot
You will find the full recipe with ingredients and nutritional breakdown in the recipe card below. Here are some handy step-by-step photos of how to cook brisket in the Instant Pot. You can use a 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot for this dish.
Prep. Trim some of the excess fat from the brisket but dont remove all of it from the top. Keeping some fat will keep it moist while cooking. Plus, it will render down.
Step 1. In a bowl, mix the spices, salt and pepper to make a brisket rub.
Step 2. Rub the spice mix all over the brisket evenly.
Step 3. Add 1 cup of beef stock to the Instant Pot and whisk in about two tablespoons of the barbecue sauce.
Step 4. Place the brisket in the broth, fatty side up.
Step 5. Brush another 2-3 tablespoons of barbecue sauce over the top.
Step 6. Secure and lock the lid. Set to Pressure Cook/Manual and adjust the time to 70 minutes at HIGH pressure. Once the timer is done, allow the pressure to release naturally.
Step 7. Open the lid and remove the brisket to a cutting board. Pour the cooking broth to a jug or a container there should be quite a lot of it. You can use some of it for cooking rice or potatoes in the Instant Pot and some to pour over sliced brisket.
Step 8. Brush or spread the remaining barbecue sauce over the cooked brisket. You can cover it with foil to keep warm or leave it in the Instant Pot while preparing sides.
When youre ready to serve the meat, slice the brisket into thin pieces and drizzle over with the cooking broth.
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How Do I Make My Brisket Tender
This method of cooking is #1 on the list if you ask me. To go a step further you could the night before if you wanted. Another tip is to allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving it. You want to have liquid in the pot no matter what method you use. Even with air fryer brisket you steam it with broth.
Pressure Cook The Brisket
There will be some browned bits on the bottom of the pot from searing the brisket. Adding beef broth to the pot will help you loosen the browned bit, and all that flavor, from the pot. Just a note of caution, if saute mode is still on, and the pot is very hot, you need to be very careful adding liquid to the pot. It will steam up immediately and can burn your arm if youre not careful.
To avoid the safety issue, I always turn off sauté mode and let the pot cool slightly before adding the broth. Add the broth and scrape the bits up with a spatula. This adds great flavor to the meat, so dont skip the step of whisking up the browned bits. It also prevents the BURN notice that might come from browned bits remaining on the pot when you set the pressure.
Add the BBQ sauce , liquid smoke, and the diced onions to the pot. Then set the brisket back into the pot, nestling it in among the sauce.
Close the Instant Pot and set it to pressure cook on high . Set the timer to 75 minutes. This is the perfect amount of time for a 3 pound piece of meat. For a 4-6 lb brisket, set the time to 80 minutes. For a smaller piece, from 1-3 pounds, set the time for 60 minutes.
After the time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally. This will take 10-15 minutes. If after 15 minutes, there is still pressure, you can release it manually.
When you open up the pot, youll be greeted with a heavenly piece of meat that is fall apart tender and ready to be devoured.
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