Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket with Mushrooms
- Servings : 8
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 1:30 h
- Ready In : 1:40 h
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- 1/4 cup dried porcini mushrooms
- 1 cup (250 ml) water
- 4 pounds (1.9 kg) center-cut beef brisket,fat trimmed and quartered
- 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion,peeled and chopped
- 3 cloves garlic,peeled and chopped
- 2 medium carrots,peeled and sliced
- 1/2 pound (240 g) fresh white mushrooms,sliced
- 2 ½ cups (625 ml) dry red wine
- 2 cups (500 ml) reduced-sodium beef broth
Place dried porcini mushrooms in a microwave-safe bowl. Pour water over and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave for 2 minutes. Remove plastic wrap. Transfer cooled mushrooms to a small plate,reserving cooking liquid.
Rinse mushrooms under cold running water and remove any grit. Pour reserved cooking liquid through a strainer lined with paper towel. Stop before you get to the last bit of liquid.
Season quartered beef with salt and black pepper.
Heat olive oil in pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Working in a batches,brown seasoned meat for about 3 minutes per side. Transfer browned meat to a plate.
Add onion to the pot. Cook,stirring,for 2-3 minutes. Stir in garlic,carrots and fresh mushrooms. Cook,stirring,until mushrooms are fragrant. Stir in dried mushrooms.
Using a tings,scoop out about 2/3 of vegetables,placing them on the plate with browned beef. Stack the brisket pieces on the pot,tucking some of vegetables in between meat. Spread remaining vegetables over top. Pour in dry red wine,beef broth and strained cooking liquid.
Close pressure cooker and lock the lid. Set the burner heat to high pressure. When pressure cooker reaches high pressure,reduce heat to low. Set timer to cook for 60 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat. Carefully open pressure cooker.
Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C)
Transfer cooked meat to cutting board. Slice it across the grain about 1/3 inch thick. Place sliced beef in a casserole dish. Top with sauce and cooked vegetables (make sure sauce gets between sliced meat). Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.