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Pressure Cooker Brisket Recipe: Tender & Juicy Pressure Cooker Brisket Recipe: Tender & Juicy


Pressure Cooker Brisket Recipe: Tender & Juicy

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This brisket delight is my go-to comfort food. Cooked in a pressure cooker, it's tender, flavorful, and drenched in a savory sauce. It's a hearty meal that never fails to satisfy.

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Let me tell you about my pressure cooker brisket recipe that'll knock your socks off. This melt-in-your-mouth dish combines savory beef with a rich, flavorful sauce. I've perfected this over years of family dinners and potlucks. Trust me, once you try this tender, juicy meat, you'll never want to cook brisket any other way. Best part? Pressure cooking makes this traditionally time-consuming dish quick and easy. Ready to impress your guests with minimal effort? Let's dive into this comfort food masterpiece.

Ingredients for a Delightful Brisket

  • Beef brisket: Tender cut of meat that becomes succulent and flavorful when cooked low and slow, perfect for this dish.
  • Onion: Adds sweetness and depth of flavor to the dish, enhancing the overall taste of the brisket.
  • Garlic: Infuses a rich and aromatic flavor into the brisket, elevating the dish with its pungent taste.
  • Beef broth: Provides a savory base for the dish, adding depth and richness to the cooking liquid.
  • Soy sauce: Adds a savory umami flavor to the dish, complementing the beef and enhancing the overall taste.
  • Brown sugar: Balances out the savory flavors with a touch of sweetness, creating a well-rounded and delicious dish.
  • Paprika: Adds a subtle smokiness and depth of flavor to the dish, enhancing the overall taste profile of the brisket.

Essential Tools for Making This Pressure Cooker Recipe

  • Pressure cooker: Essential for cooking the brisket quickly under pressure, resulting in tender and flavorful meat.
  • Tongs: Needed for searing the brisket and flipping it in the pressure cooker without losing juices.

Pressure Cooker Brisket Recipe: Tender & Juicy

This Pressure Cooker Brisket Recipe is perfect for a tender and juicy meal that can be prepared in under two hours. Ideal for family dinners or special occasions.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 450 kcal


  • Pressure Cooker


Main Ingredients

  • 3 lb beef brisket
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 0.25 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • to taste Salt and pepper


  • Season the brisket with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Heat the pressure cooker and sear the brisket on all sides until browned.
  • Add the onion, garlic, beef broth, soy sauce, and brown sugar to the pressure cooker.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 1 hour.
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes before quick releasing.
  • Remove the brisket from the pressure cooker and let it rest before slicing.
  • Serve the brisket with the cooking liquid as a sauce.


For best results, let the brisket rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing to retain its juices.

Nutrition value:

Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 35gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 600mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 4mg


Keyword Beef, Brisket, Pressure Cooker
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Prep Ahead and Storage Tips

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the brisket as per the recipe instructions.
  • Let the brisket cool completely.
  • Store the cooked brisket in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the brisket to cool completely.
  • Wrap the brisket tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  • Place the wrapped brisket in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Brisket is best cooked low and slow, but using a pressure cooker can significantly reduce the cooking time while still keeping the meat tender and flavorful.

Common Questions About Making Brisket in a Pressure Cooker

Can I use a different cut of beef for this recipe?
While brisket is traditionally used for this recipe, you can also try using chuck roast or bottom round as alternatives.
How can I make this recipe vegetarian?
To make a vegetarian version, you can substitute the beef brisket with seitan or portobello mushrooms for a meatless option.
Can I add vegetables to this dish?
Yes, you can add vegetables like carrots, potatoes, or bell peppers to the pressure cooker along with the brisket for added flavor.
How can I adjust the cooking time if my brisket is larger or smaller?
If your brisket is larger, increase the cooking time by 15-20 minutes per pound. For a smaller brisket, decrease the cooking time by the same amount.
Can I freeze the leftovers?
Yes, you can freeze any leftover brisket in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Just thaw and reheat when ready to enjoy again.

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