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Air Fryer Brisket. How to cook the best ever beef brisket in the air fryer. Easy to prep, amazing flavours, juicy brisket that is perfect for roast dinners, the holidays, or a warm beef sandwich.

You will love how easy it is to prep brisket in the air fryer. And how you can prep it, load it into the air fryer and then forget about it, until it beeps to tell you its ready.

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Air Fryer Brisket Recipe
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Brisket In Air Fryer

Beef brisket is one of my favourite cuts of meat and one that I used to get excited over, when our family went out for a Brazilian barbecue.

If you have not been to a Brazilian barbecue before, then it’s a table service option where they bring you lots of different meats and you choose which one you want.

I always got excited over the brisket and the sirloin and could just binge on these two.

My favourite bit though, was the edge of the brisket and how crispy and golden it was and how juicy and full of flavour.

Because there was so much meat on offer, I would refuse the sausages and the ham, just so that I could have a second helping of brisket.

Now looking back, I realise it was the crust on the brisket that excited me about it. I loved how crispy they made it when cooked on the rotisserie and would be upset if someone else had that bit.

Here I am back in England with no Brazilian restaurants nearby and have a plan B for that crispy brisket with the juicy centre and that is of course brisket in the air fryer.  


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Can I Cook A Beef Brisket In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can. Beef brisket in the air fryer is AMAZING and is a cut of roast beef, that is a must for air frying.

You can cook brisket in an air fryer on its own, or pair it up with potatoes and vegetables if you prefer. If you want to make a brisket dinner, then I suggest you follow our air fryer pot roast recipe that uses topside beef but swap it for brisket.

What Does Air Fried Brisket Taste Like?

Air fried brisket is very similar to brisket that is cooked on a rotisserie or cooked on a barbecue.

We are not using a smoker, so it is not like smoked brisket.

But air fryer beef brisket is much better than oven baked, thanks to the crisp that the air fryer adds to it.

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Brisket Air Fryer Ingredients

Brisket Air Fryer Ingredients

Brisket – The brisket we used came from our local butchers and you can do the same. I find a quality butchers cut of brisket is much better than supermarket bought. You can also go with what size will fit in your air fryer. For our air fryer brisket recipe we are using a 1200g which is 2.6lbs.

Oil – A little extra virgin olive oil is all you need in this recipe. You are smothering the outside and then adding seasoning. This achieves two things. It makes the outside of the brisket crispy like the barbecue and also makes the seasoning stick to the oil and give a wonderful herb texture.

Seasoning – There is nothing worse than an under seasoned beef brisket. I recommend that you add salt, pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, and rosemary. Or you can make it Brazilian by adding some garlic seasoning.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in our beef brisket air fryer recipe, it has just been our Cosori Air Fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.

How To Cook Beef Brisket In Air Fryer?

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  • 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.

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 Long Does It Take To Air Fry A Brisket

My chef hubby Dominic will always tell you, that you know when brisket is cooked because of how much it has shrunk by, which he is not kidding about!

Air Fryer Brisket Temperature

For the air fryer brisket temperature, I recommend 180c/360f, for the full cooking time. This ensures that the beef brisket is cooked in the middle, isn’t over cooked and still has the crispy coating, that is the best bit of the brisket.

How To Enjoy Brisket In The Air Fryer

What I love about air fried brisket is that there are plenty of ways you can tuck in and enjoy it.

You can have it as a roast beef dinner and serve it with our air fryer roast potatoes and air fryer Yorkshire puddings.

It can also be cooked solo and then made into delicious brisket sandwiches. As nothing is better than a warm beef sandwich and then serve it with a side of air fryer frozen French fries and it will be like pub grub.

You can also dice it up and use your brisket in casseroles, stews, soups etc. Though that’s more our thing with whatever leftover brisket that we have that needs using up.

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Air Fryer Brisket

Air Fryer Brisket. How to cook the best ever beef brisket in the air fryer. Easy to prep, amazing flavours, juicy brisket that is perfect for roast dinners, the holidays, or a warm beef sandwich.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
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Air Fryer Brisket Ingredients:


  • Place your beef brisket in a tray as this is the easiest way to coat your brisket in the seasoning and grab any bits of seasoning that have fallen off.
    How To Cook Beef Brisket In Air Fryer?
  • Then smoother with extra virgin olive oil and then smoother with the seasonings. The dried seasonings will then stick to the oil and stay on the beef as it cooks.
    How To Cook Beef Brisket In Air Fryer?
  • If some comes off, then use the tray to roll the beef and grab any stray bits of seasoning.
    How To Cook Beef Brisket In Air Fryer?
  • Load into the air fryer basket and cook for 30 minutes at 180c/360f.
    How To Cook Beef Brisket In Air Fryer?
  • Turn over and cook for a final 15 minutes at the same temperature. It will now be a medium.
    How To Cook Beef Brisket In Air Fryer?
  • Then transfer to a chopping board for resting and remove the string.
    How To Cook Beef Brisket In Air Fryer?
  • Once the brisket has rested for 5-10 minutes slice before serving.
    How To Cook Beef Brisket In Air Fryer?


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Tray. I find that using a small tray is the best option for seasoning the beef and creates less of a mess.
Top. I notice during cooking that if your brisket is big, it might get stuck at the top of the air fryer. If this is you, then press it down and it will stop this.
Thanks for reading our air fryer brisket recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more beef ideas, I recommend you check out our air fryer cheeseburgers next.


Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 997mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 6mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. Your cooking method was excellent.
    I have the same model Cosori. For a 1 kg brisket, I used dry rub of onion and garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, chicken salt, pepper, mustard powder, and Lord knows what else 24 hours beforehand, treated it with olive oil and gave it 40 minutes at 180C and a further 15 minutes after turning.
    Perfect results, 1 1/2″ diameter of pink in the middle.

  2. 5 stars
    Help. I had a small piece of brisket – 500g and halved the cooking time. Cooked for 25 minutes. The brisket looked really good when cooked and rested but was tough to eat. Should I have cooked it for longer? I would be grateful if you could let me know where I went wrong.

    Many thanks.

    1. Hi Helen,

      This could be a number of things, like the quality of the meat but if you used your usual place then it could be that the cooking time could be out as we cooked a 1.2kg brisket so depending on how you like your meat then may be it needed longer to cook, but with so many variables we cannot be sure 100% about why it was tough 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I have always cooked brisket in my instant pot but I am using your. Menu in my Ninga twin in one tray and potatoes and vegetables in the other. The brisket weighs 9.902 so it will fit in one tray of the Ninga. Any view on this?

    1. Hi Reg,

      It all sounds really good but we have not yet used a double air fryer so we cannot say on how it will be cooked but just keep checking everything every 15 minutes to keep an eye on things 🙂

    1. Hi Jenny,

      Thanks, a 4lb rolled brisket would just fit but a 5lb brisket i would think you would be pushing it. The problem is the brisket ends up getting too close the heating element and burns, this is what happened when we tried the brisket in our Philips XL air fryer, the basket sits too high. The air fryer in the recipe is the Cosori XL and the basket fits lower so you can fit a larger joint into it 🙂

        1. Hi Michelle,

          If the end piece of brisket is not the same weight and shape as the piece we used then the cooking times will be off. It depends on the weight how long to cook it and how you like your brisket cooked 🙂

    1. Hi Heather,

      With it been beef the meat does not have any bacteria on it so it should be fine at whatever temperature. We have it medium rare as this is how we liked it, if you wanted it more cooked then up the time bit by bit. When i was cooking in a kitchen some people would like there steak blue, which is virtually raw, so it really depends on how you want to cook it.

      But if the temperature i always go by is 70C/140f 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Never cooked a roast before in an air fryer and saw this with some really detailed instructions, thank you i now have the confidence to cook it again.

  5. 5 stars
    I love a brisket roast and this was so good, will be cooking it again and now i am waiting for the leftover recipes 😉

  6. 5 stars
    I saw the pictures on Facebook and just had to give it a try, it was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection, many thanks.