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Cowboy Brisket

Cowboy Beef Brisket
1 Hr 5 Min

Everyone loves a tasty brisket, but we think it's even better when it's ready in half the time! Made with our homemade blend of spices, this Cowboy Brisket is going to be a melt-in-your-mouth dinner favorite you can't get enough of. Whether you serve this up in a sandwich roll or just as is, this is an instantly delicious way to chow down. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 (3 1/2- to 4-pound) beef brisket, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup + 3 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

What to Do

  1. Place a trivet or foil collar in the bottom of a 6-quart or larger electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot.
  2. In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Rub mixture over brisket and place fat side up on the trivet in the pressure cooker.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, vinegar, 1 cup water, the ketchup, and liquid smoke, if desired; pour over brisket. Lay onion slices on top of meat.
  4. Securely lock lid; set pressure cooker to cook 50 to 55 minutes. Perform a natural release. Be careful when opening the top as the steam will be hot. Place brisket on a cutting board to rest for 10 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and remaining 3 tablespoons water. Set on simmer or heat setting. Stir mixture into pressure cooker and simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Slice brisket across the grain and serve sauce over brisket.

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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 460
  • Calories from Fat 191
  • Total Fat 21g 33 %
  • Saturated Fat 8.2g 41 %
  • Trans Fat 1.1g 0 %
  • Protein 47g 94 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 152mg 51 %
  • Sodium 1,230mg 51 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 21g 7 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3 %
  • Sugars 17g 0 %

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About how long would this take on low setting in a crock pot?

Hi there! You can cook it on LOW 8 to 10 hours or until fork tender. Enjoy!


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