BBQ Brisket Tacos

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Step 1

In small bowl, brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, cumin and pepper. Pat brisket dry with paper towel; rub with olive oil. Rub spice mixture all over brisket. Let stand for 1 hour.

Step 2

In Instant Pot, mix barbecue sauce with broth; add brisket to pot. Set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook setting; set timer for 1 hour 15 minutes. When cooking cycle is complete, carefully release pressure.

Step 3

Transfer brisket to cutting board. Cover with foil; let stand for 10 minutes. Set Instant Pot to Saute setting; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced and thickened.

Step 4

Meanwhile, using two forks, shred meat; return to Instant Pot. Set to Keep Warm setting.

Step 5

Assemble tacos with tortillas, beef brisket, pickled onions and sour cream. Serve immediately.


For a casual feast, serve with Mexican street corn and a creamy coleslaw.

To make pickled onions, combine 1/2 cup red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup water, 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp salt in saucepan; bring to boil. Pour over sliced onions in small bowl; let stand for at least 30 minutes.