How To Cook A Brisket In Air Fryer

This Air Fryer Corned Beef Brisket is hands down my new favorite way to cook our favorite St Patty’s meal! It is easy, requires no extra ingredients, and takes 1/4 of the time it would take with my Crock-Pot! I just love how juicy and tender the brisket turns out in only 90 minutes.

I purchased my corned beef brisket from Aldi. I got a 3lb flat cut and it turned out tender and juicy in the Air Fryer!

Rinse corned beef with cold water to remove any excess salty brine. Then pat dry with paper towels.

Place the wrapped brisket in the Air Fryer and cook for 1 hour at 360 degrees.

Open the Air Fryer, open the aluminum foil (careful of the steam) and spoon some of the juice onto the top of the brisket.

Wrap up the aluminum foil again and cook for 20-30 more minutes or until the internal temp is 145 degrees.

Remove carefully from the air fryer basket and allow the corned beef to rest for at least 10 minutes.

How amazing does that look? It cooked in 1/4 of the time it takes me with my Crock-Pot too!

Mix together spices and brown sugar and rub on brisket. Place brisket in preheated air fryer, fat cap side up, and cook at 350° for 30 minutes. Lift out meat at this time. Place brisket in foil, fat cap side up.

How To Cook Beef Brisket In Air Fryer?

How To Cook A Brisket In Air Fryer

  • Prep. Start by prepping your brisket. Load it into a tray and smoother it with oil first and then with the seasonings. This will then be your yummy crust on your brisket.
  • Cook. Load the brisket into the air fryer and make sure you push it down a little otherwise the top of it will be burnt. Then air fry for 30 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Turn. When the air fryer beeps, turn your brisket over and cook for a final 15 minutes at the same temperature.
  • Rest. Allow the beef brisket to rest for about 10 minutes, before slicing and serving.
  • Brisket in the Air Fryer


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 crushed bay leaf
  • 4 lbs trimmed beef brisket
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • PLEASE NOTE: 4lbs of brisket may not fit in your air fryer. Be sure to measure to fit and adjust as needed. 4lbs cut in half fit in the Deluxe Air Fryer.


  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 °F.
  • Cut Brisket to fit the tray of your air fryer.
  • Combine the chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, sugar, dry mustard and bay leaf.
  • Rub the seasoning all over the raw brisket making sure you get the sides.
  • Place rubbed brisket on your tray (or trays) and fit into your machine. Set your time at 350 for 1 hour.
  • At the end of 1 hour, make a foil boat around the brisket and add beef stock. Seal well and get it back into the air fryer.
  • Lower the air fryer temp to 300 °F, and cook for 3 hours, or until fork-tender.
  • Trim the fat and slice meat thinly across the grain. Top with juice from the pan.
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    Three words. Air. Fried. Brisket. — OH. MY. WORD. This was soooooo extremely good and boarded on the best brisket we’ve ever eaten. But you don’t have to believe me… check it out!

    Disclaimer: The Pampered Chef Deluxe Air Fryer guide says do not use foil in the machine. However, I believe that they mean for you to not cover your trays in foil as it inhibits the air flow. However, that is my opinion, so do this recipe at your own risk (but it’s fine–lol).

    Original recipe adapted from Paula Dean’s Texas Oven-Roasted Beef Brisket


    How long does it take to cook a brisket in the air fryer?

    How Long Does It Take To Air Fry A Brisket? The air fryer brisket cook time is 45 minutes. This includes turning the brisket after 30 minutes and takes it from raw to fully cooked. We of course, like our beef brisket to rare medium, so if you want yours well done or rare you will need to adjust the cook times.

    How do I cook the perfect brisket?

    Here are some tips for smoking a brisket just right:
    1. Trim the fat to a thickness of ¼ inch.
    2. Inject the meat 12 to 24 hours before cooking. …
    3. Season the smoked brisket. …
    4. Prepare the smoker. …
    5. Slow-smoke at a temperature of 250˚F, allowing about one hour of cooking time per pound of meat.

    How long does it take to cook a 3 lb brisket at 225?

    At 225 degrees and 1-1/2 to 2 hours a pound, a 3-pound brisket needs between 4-1/2 and 6 hours to cook.

    How do I know when my brisket is done?

    Brisket can be done in a range of 200-210°F (93-99°C), but after cooking thousands of briskets, Franklin feels the magic temperature is 203°F (95°C). Brisket should be tender but not so tender it’s falling apart.

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