Dr. Pepper Brisket (Instant Pot)

Dr. Pepper Brisket (Instant Pot) cooks up tender in the electric pressure cooker in a  barbecue sauce based on the popular  soft drink.

Dr. Pepper Brisket (Instant Pot)

Dr. Pepper Brisket (Instant Pot)

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Dr. Pepper Brisket (Instant Pot) is my recipe of the day with  the blogging group Multicooker Monday. We share recipes that use various small appliances, including the Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, and  more.

I am  sharing my recipe for the brisket with  a cooking sauce that translates into a bbq sauce. After it cooks, you can chill that down overnight, lift out the fat, then reduce it.

It is probably better to chill up the  brisket anyway, as it makes it easier to slice. So I always do this a day ahead so I can have bbq sandwiches for lunch or even a make-ahead dinner.

Brisket also freezes well if  you want to serve the extras later on.

Dr. Pepper Brisket (Instant Pot)

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Dr. Pepper Brisket

Dr. Pepper Brisket (Instant Pot)

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  • Dr. Pepper Brisket

Dr. Pepper Brisket (Instant Pot)

  • Sue Lau
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    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
    Depressurization 17 minutes
    Course Main Dish
    Cuisine American
    Servings 8


    • Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker



    • 3 pounds beef brisket
    • salt and black pepper
    • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 large onion (sliced)
    • 3-4 cloves garlic sliced


    • 1 cup Dr. Pepper soda (with sugar)
    • 1 cup ketchup
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper


    • Slice onions and garlic and place in bottom of the pressure cooker.
    • Season beef and sear in olive oil, then place on top of the onions.
    • Whisk the sauce and pour over the beef.
    • Close the Instant Pot and set for 75 minutes on manual.
    • Open the steam valve and release the pressure before attempting to open the cooker.
    • Remove beef; strain onion and garlic from the sauce and discard.
    • Refrigerate beef overnight and slice thinly across the grain for best (and easiest) slicing results.
    • Skim fat from pan sauce and reduce by half in a saucepan if you want to use it on the beef, refrigerating overnight and removing the fat that rises and solidifies at the top.


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8 responses

  1. This sounds great, and an Instapot is on my list of ‘must get soon’ items. Just need to get a bigger house so I’ll have room to store all the fun toys.

  2. You sure you’re not from Texas? 😉 Most Dr. Pepper related recipes seem to come from these parts. I would love one of those juicy sandwiches, Sue!

    • My Mom’s family is from NE Texas (Dallas, Texarkana,) (also Fouke and Shreveport) but I can’t say I picked it up from them.

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