Braising is a form of moist-heat cooking that breaks down connective tissues in tough cuts of meat, leaving them tender and succulent. Braising is also a great cooking technique for vegetables like cabbage, carrots, eggplant and others. Here are 10 great recipes for braising meat and vegetables.
Also check out this article on how to braise meat.
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Beef pot roast might be the defining braised meat dish: tender, moist and flavorful, beef pot roast is the quintessential "slow food." Both hearty and succulent, it satisfies and comforts. What more can you ask?
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Braising is a great way to cook chicken. The chicken is amazingly flavorful and tender, and you end up making a delicious chicken broth in the process.
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Braised short ribs are one of the most luxurious dishes in the world, with meat so tender it literally falls off the bone. It's heavenly with creamy polenta.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Oxtail is an odd cut of meat, but braising it transforms it into something rich and succulent for an incredibly satisfying meal. Pure culinary magic.
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This succulent braised pork shoulder is like pot roast made with pork. In addition to the usual carrots, celery, and onion (or in this case, leeks), I like to add some thinly sliced fresh fennel bulb, which is a wonderful aromatic vegetable.
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This beef stew is made with beef chuck, potatoes, carrots, and peas. Perfect for the colder months, this hearty beef stew is braised in the oven for slow, even cooking.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Brussels sprouts are little cabbages, which means they can be a little bit tough. Braising softens them so that they're nice and tender. This recipe for Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is the best way of preparing Brussels sprouts I've ever tasted.
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Slowly cooking Belgian endives in a bit of butter and lemon juice yields these tender, luscious, almost sweet bundles of otherwise bitter leaves. It's alchemy at its finest.