Instant Pot Brisket Skewers

For the full experience, make this recipe with the Drop Recipes app.

recipe by Bruce Weinstein

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 0mins
  • Serves icon
  • Calories icon

Here’s something we can only do in a multi-cooker: tenderize brisket enough that it can be served as skewered cubes on kebabs. We use liquid smoke to give the brisket a smokehouse flavor, then crisp the skewers in a grill pan or on the grill until they’re an unbelievable combination of fatty brisket and tender beefiness. Use short skewers. You may need to break standard bamboo skewers in half; watch out for splinters. But there’s not much else to do. Maybe provide a dip for the skewers? How about barbecue sauce, ketchup, honey mustard, or even a creamy sour cream and horseradish sauce? Oh, and beer. Not in the cooker. You’ll need a cold beer in your hand. Serve the skewers with salsa verde, regular salsa, or even barbecue sauce for dipping

Inspired by:

recipe updated Mar 19, 2020


  • Beef brisket icon
    Beef brisket
    3¾ cups
  • Mild smoked paprika icon
    Mild smoked paprika
    1 tbsp (15g)
  • Onion powder icon
    Onion powder
    1 tsp (3g)
  • Garlic powder icon
    Garlic powder
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Salt icon
    about ½ tsp (3g)
  • Water icon
    1 cup (240ml)
  • Liquid smoke icon
    Liquid smoke
    104ml (104ml)


  • kCook icon Grill
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Rack
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Skewer
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Add beef brisket, mild smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and salt to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Toss until coated
  3. Transfer meat to 12 skewer
  4. Place a clean rack in the inner pot
  5. Add water and liquid smoke to the inner pot
  6. Set skewer in inner pot
  7. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  8. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 50 min
  9. Cancel - Keep warm
  10. Natural release - 20 min
  11. Pre-heat Grill - medium-high heat
  12. Grill until browned - approx 2 min
  13. Serve
Open in app

Download the free Drop Recipes app to follow this recipe step by step in your kitchen.