Make a great Ninja Foodi Brisket in minutes right in the Ninja Foodi!
Now, we love smoked brisket, it’s our favorite but when you don’t have the time to smoke a brisket or you don’t have a smoker, this Ninja Foodi Brisket is the perfect alternative.
This is a great recipe to pair with Air Fryer Roasted Okra.
What type of brisket should you use for Ninja Foodi Brisket?
One thing to keep in mind is that you will want a trimmed brisket that will fit in the Ninja Foodi. The one we purchased was roughly 4 pounds.
We purchased a flat cut brisket which is full of flavor and it’s nice and moist. It is actually a great one for a variety of brisket meals, such as sandwiches. It can easily be shredded, chopped, or sliced.
It’s best to get either the flat cut or point cut beef brisket.
Tips for Making Ninja Foodi Brisket:
I like to use a brush to coat the pot of the Ninja Foodi, this is done so that you can sear the brisket on both sides using the saute function. It will help you get that nice brown outside instead of a gray color.
Once that is done, you will then want to switch to the pressure cooker function and then add the water or broth. After I add this, I like to coat the brisket with a bit of sauce.
Next up, it’s time to secure the lid to ‘seal’ and then pressure cook per the recipe. It’s very easy to cook, but remember to let it naturally release, which means do nothing, once the cooking time is up.
This allows the meat to rest and really soak in the flavor.
After it’s cooked, we remove it and add some more sauce and then chop or shred it. I’ve found using a food processor is best if you plan to chop it and you just want to coarsely chop it.
It’s time to enjoy this great dinner with Ninja Foodi Brisket!
Ninja Foodi Brisket
- About 4 Lbs Trimmed Flat Cut or Point Cut Brisket See Notes
- 1/2 Cup Water or Beef Broth
- 1/2 Cup Barbecue Sauce
- Olive Oil
- Begin by using the olive oil to pour into the pot of the Ninja Foodi just about a tablespoon, then use a brush and brush it around the pot.
- Turn the Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker to 'Saute' on high and lightly sear the meat on both sides. Just about 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Turn the Foodi to 'Pressure', add 1/2 cup of water to the Foodi and then use the brush to brush about 1/4 of the sauce onto the brisket.
- Secure the pressure cooker lid onto the Foodi and set the nozzle to 'seal'.
- Cook on manual high pressure for 45 minutes.
- Let it naturally release for 20 minutes (do nothing) when the timer goes off.
- After 20 minutes, release the remaining pressure and open the lid.
- Carefully remove the brisket and chop up or shred. It will shred easily.
- Serve with additional barbecue sauce.