There is so many great ways to cook brisket. From slow cooking it over night in a slow cooker to baking it at a high temperature in the oven for a few hours. Some like to smoke all day on a smoker. For us some of those methods take far too long. We usually only think of dinner the day before if we’re lucky. That’s how and why this Instant Pot Barbecue Beef Brisket Sandwich was born.
We have a few places we even like to get barbecue from but the problem was that each place ended up serving more and more fat on their sandwiches which I cannot handle. Came up with the idea to make our own Instant Pot Barbecue Beef Brisket Sandwiches at home. We used trimmed brisket to eliminate most of the fat. The rest can easily be picked out of the pot.
Next it was about finding out just how long it would take in the instant pot. With trial and error we found out that putting it in for 60 minutes then release pressure and then doing it again for another 60 minutes then release the pressure turn into something glorious. The brisket came right apart. We just mixed in our favorite barbecue sauce so when it comes to that pick your own or try what we did.
We then paired it with onions, pickles, and chips. Sesame seed buns are a must in our home but any buns will work fine. Some people toast them first I like mine nice and wet from the sauce. This would also pair well with coleslaw, potato salad, or mac and cheese.
Instant Pot Barbecue Beef Brisket Sandwiches
Yield 5 Sandwiches
- 4 lb trimmed brisket
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 5 sesame seed buns
- 1 bottle of barbecue sauce (we used bullseye)
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 10 pickles for topping
- 1/2 onion; sliced
- Place brisket in the instant pot. Pour in water and Worcestershire sauce. Top with pepper. Set pressure cook/manual to 60 minutes. Release pressure. Shred what you can of the brisket into the broth. Set again to pressure cook/manual mode to 60 minutes. Release pressure.
- Shred brisket with a fork. Top with barbecue sauce and toss well.
- Plate on buns with onions and pickles for toppings. Serve with side dish or chips.
Serve with chips, coleslaw, mac and cheese, or beans.
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