This Instant Pot balsamic beef brisket is meltingly tender and absolutely packed with flavor! Serve with smashed potatoes and carrots which are cooked together with the brisket – a low effort recipe that the whole family will love.
Natural pressure release10mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Balsamic Beef, Instant Pot Brisket, Pressure cooker brisket
1tbspcornflour | cornstarch diluted in 2 tbsp wateror ½ tsp xanthan gum
Lemon zest to garnish
Unroll the brisket (if it’s rolled up) and trim any large bits of fat – a little fat is totally fine. If the piece is really large, cut in half or three parts. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
Add a tablespoon of oil to your pressure cooker and use the Sauté function to sear the brisket on both sides until nicely coloured, about 3 minutes per side on high heat. Remove from the pot with tongs and set aside.
Adjust the Sauté temperature to medium and deglaze the pot with a splash of the stock. Add a splash more oil if and sauté the onion for five minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Stir in the salt, garlic, herbs, sweetener and bay leaves.
Add the balsamic vinegar, beef stock and tomato paste, stirring to combine. Nestle the brisket among the sauce.
Add the metal trivet on top of the beef and position the potatoes and carrots on it (in a steamer basket). Sent vent to sealing and cook for 45 minutes at high pressure.
Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and manually release the rest.
Use tongs to remove the carrots and potatoes from the pot and set aside. Use a fork to lightly smash the potatoes.
Remove the steamer bask and brisket. Cover the beef with foil and let it rest for 5 minutes .
Meanwhile add the cornflour slurry into the sauce and use the sauté function to cook it over high heat for 5-10 minutes until thickened.
Slice the meat against the grain and arrange on a platter with the potatoes and carrots. Spoon some of the sauce over it and sprinkle with the chopped parsley and lemon zest.
Add a couple of sticks of celery to enrich the gravy, remove and discard before serving.