Beef Brisket

Update 1/28/17: This giveaway has ended. Congrats to our winner, Barbara Martinez! We’ll e-mail you with details on how to claim your prize. Thanks to all who entered, and check back next month for another Lagostina giveaway! 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lagostina and 5WPR. The Newlywed Chefs received a Lagostina Domina Vitamin Pressure Cooker as compensation for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% our own.

If you think this beef brisket looks good, you should see the cookware that made her so beautiful. Lagostina is one of the premier brands of cookware available. Period. Their products are stunning and perform even better than they look. Today, we are featuring the Lagostina Domina Vitamin Pressure Cooker. Don’t be scared and run off because you’ve seen horror footage from the 1960s of pressure cookers exploding. Nowadays, most pressure cookers are built with safety technology to prevent any mishaps from occurring.


Photo Credit: Williams-Sonoma

We like this pressure cooker because it reduces cooking time by AT LEAST half, while providing the same end result as slow cooking all day. Also, even if you aren’t going to use the pressure cooker option, the pot itself can be used for everyday cooking.

Here are some great facts about this stunning pressure cooker:

Domina Vitamin Pressure Cooker

·         7.4 Qt. capacity

·         Exclusive, patented one-handed drop lid opening system

·         Superior safety: lid clicks to let you know when it is hermetically sealed

·         Two pressure settings: 6psi is ideal for vegetables and preserves up to 35% more nutrients; 10psi is ideal for meat/fish and cooks up to 2x faster

·         Exclusive LAGOPLAN® 3-layer aluminum and stainless bonded base for optimal and uniform heat distribution

·         Set includes steam basket, recipe book and measuring cup

·         Available at

·         Retail Price $249.95

We used this pressure cooker to make a flavorful and melt in your mouth brisket within just an hour, which usually would have taken two or three times as long in a slow cooker. This recipe is super simple to make. First, season your beef brisket with salt and pepper.

Brown all sides of the brisket using the Lagostina Domina Vitamin Pressure Cooker pot and then take it out to rest.

Sauté veggies, add tomato paste, add liquid, and place your brisket in the pressure cooker.

Follow the instructions to safely lock the lid and bring to the right pressure.


About an hour later, remove the brisket and allow to rest before slicing.

Discard vegetables and strain the remaining beef jus through a colander. Return this juice to the pot and cook over medium heat until liquid reduces by 1/2. Serve jus with the brisket.

We are excited to start a partnership with Lagostina and to celebrate, we’re giving away one of these beautiful Lagostina Domina Vitamin Pressure Cookers to one of our readers. You can win by entering here, and also by heading over to our Instagram account for a bonus entry. To enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post
  2. For an additional entry, head over to our Instagram account (@newlywedchefs), follow us, and tag a friend that might also be interested in winning

Winner must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the USA. All entries must be received by January 27th at 11:59pm CST. Maximum entries per person: 2 (one blog comment and one Instagram comment). Winner will be selected at random and announced on this blog on January 28th.

Beef Brisket

Prep Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 10 min. Pressure Cook Time: 60-75 min.


2 lb. beef brisket

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

5 cloves garlic, smashed

1 red onion, quartered

1 6-oz. can tomato paste

2 cups beef stock

1 cup beer

1 bay leaf

Olive oil

Kosher salt

Black pepper


Generously salt and pepper all sides of the brisket. Remove the lid and heat Lagostina Domina Vitamin Pressure Cooker pot over medium heat. Once hot, coat the bottom with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Brown all sides of the brisket, allowing each side to cook for 2 minutes. Remove the brisket and set aside.

Continuing to cook over medium heat, add the celery, onion, and carrot to the pot. Stir with a wooden spoon, and add a pinch of salt and pepper. After 3 minutes, add the garlic and tomato paste. Continue to stir for 1 minute.

Add the stock, beer, and bay leaf to the pot. Stir and scrape up any brown bits that may have formed on the bottom of the pan. Set the brisket on top of the vegetables and liquid, so that the liquid reaches up on all sides of the beef.

Place lid on the meat/fish setting and seal according to the Lagostina Domina Vitamin Pressure Cooker instruction manual. (We found that using our gas stovetop, our heat needed to be on high to seal, then medium low throughout the duration of the cooking. Please become familiar with the instructions, as cooking time/procedure may vary depending on your stovetop.) Carefully release the steam according to the instruction manual and remove brisket. Allow brisket to rest for about 15 minutes before slicing.

While brisket is resting, prepare the jus. Using a colander with a bowl positioned underneath, strain all remaining contents of the Lagostina Domina Vitamin Pressure Cooker, discarding the vegetables but keeping the jus. Return jus to the Lagostina Domina Vitamin Pressure Cooker and cook over medium high heat for about 15 minutes or until liquid has reduced by half.

Serve sliced brisket with jus.


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Comments (34)

  • Meagan O'Brien 1 year ago Reply

    You all continue to inspire me to want to cook! Keep up the good work! (And I’d love a pressure cooker…)

  • Maggie Konich 1 year ago Reply

    I don’t typically cook meat but wow does that look amazing! (PS-Meagan, I’m totally willing to share custody if one of us wins…)

  • Stephanie 1 year ago Reply

    That sounds amazing! A pressure cooker is definitely the way to go, I would love to win!!

  • Tim H 1 year ago Reply

    Sounds good!

  • Perry Ritter 1 year ago Reply

    That looks delicious and I would love to be able to cook it in a new pressure cooker!!! 🙂

  • Pressure cookers are a mystery to me, but it would be great to get some experience with one!

  • Jenny R 1 year ago Reply

    I can’t believe you can cook it that fast! I think I need a pressure cooker in my life!

  • Kelli 1 year ago Reply

    This seems out of my cooking league, but I’m willing to try!

  • Leslie Stevenson 1 year ago Reply

    Thank you for doing this giveaway. I would love to win and learn how to use this appliance.

  • Bridgette 1 year ago Reply

    Looks delicious! ?? I must try it!

  • Emily 1 year ago Reply

    I love brisket but have never been able to get it right at home! I’d love to try this.

  • JonahK 1 year ago Reply

    I’m feeling an awful lot of pressure to make a delicious beef brisket!

  • Allison Sandweg 1 year ago Reply

    This looks delicious!

  • David 1 year ago Reply

    I have never used a pressure cooker before. I hear that is one of the best methods to make fried chicken.

  • Tristan 1 year ago Reply

    This looks so yummy!!!

  • Laura 1 year ago Reply

    Wow! That looks delicious! My mom loves cooking with her pressure cooker.

  • Brenda Haines 1 year ago Reply

    Oh wow! A Lagostina pressure cooker would be amazing!! And our recipe looks super yummy! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  • Beth Jones 1 year ago Reply

    Been wanting one of these!

  • Laura S 1 year ago Reply

    Brisket is an amazing treat, I’ve never been able to manage it unfortunately…maybe if I had a pressure cooker I’d have a slight amount of more luck!

  • mandaoverturf 1 year ago Reply

    I love cooking with a pressure cooker.

  • Michelle J. 1 year ago Reply

    That looks yummy, and this would be great!

  • Elle 1 year ago Reply

    That looks so delicious. I’d love to win and try making something like this.

  • EB 1 year ago Reply

    I could make so many yummy, fun things in a great quality pressure cooker like this.

  • Ivonne Valencia 1 year ago Reply

    Wow so much yummi food I’m inspired to make! This would be amazing as I don’t have much time on my hands with a newborn this would be a lifesaver! So many good recipes!!!

  • Mary 1 year ago Reply

    What a beautiful pressure cooker!

  • rsahs 1 year ago Reply

    I have never used a pressure cooker before but this blog is inspiring me give one a try!!!!

  • Chris Pondoff 1 year ago Reply

    Can I make moonshine in this thing?!? Sign me up!

  • raechef1 1 year ago Reply

    I never knew I could fall in love with a kitchen appliance, but here I am stone cold in love!

  • Michelle Simons 1 year ago Reply

    First of all Thank you for the recipe and those photos. Everything looks so wonderful. I am amazed how fast the Lagostina Domina Vitamin Pressure Cooker is and you can also use as a cooking pot. I bet a roast or chicken can cook in no time. I love the Two pressure settings: 6psi is ideal for vegetables and preserves up to 35% more nutrients; 10psi is ideal for meat/fish and cooks up to 2x faster. Thank you for the chance.

  • Barbara Martinez 1 year ago Reply

    Wow, I’ve never tried a pressure cooker, but it would be great for those days I’m pressed for time. So many possibilities when it comes to cooking and I feel like I tend to just stick with what I know, but this looks great… those pics just made my mouth water.

  • Byron Juracan 1 year ago Reply

    Looks delicious, can you make BBQ chicken there too? That would be great.

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  • sandz4321 1 year ago Reply

    Pressure cooking was always intimidating to me (thoughts of exploding food) and my Dad taught me how. This is a great looking recipe and this pressure cooker looks like a great product, thanks for the review and recipe.

  • Jessica 1 year ago Reply

    That sounds great! I would love to win!!

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