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Braised Recipes Make Hearty Dishes For Cold-Weather Comfort

These hearty recipes will fill you up and warm you up.
01/23/2012 04:31pm ET | Updated February 13, 2015

Braising is one of those cooking techniques that once you try it, you'll wonder why you haven't been doing it forever. It's that good and is that easy. Braising refers to anything that is cooked low and slow in a little bit of liquid. It produces very tender results -- similar to what you get in a slow cooker -- but doesn't take over six hours to prepare.

Tough cuts of meat like pork shoulder, beef chuck and lamb shank soften into fall-off-the-bone dishes when braised. Chicken and fish can also be braised. And vegetables? Those get infused with flavor like no other cooking technique can quite achieve.

Check out our favorite braised recipes below, and eat really well this winter.

1
Braised Pork Belly
Merci Mama
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2
Pappardelle With Braised Beef Ragu
Everyday Occasions
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3
Cumin Braised Carrots And Chickpeas
Naturally Ella
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4
Braised Brisket With Potatoes And Carrots
Skinny Taste
5
Spicy Cider Beer Braised Chicken
Half Baked Harvest
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6
Whiskey Braised Short Rib Flatbread
How Sweet It Is
Get the Whiskey Braised Short Rib Flatbread recipe from How Sweet It Is
7
Oven Braised Buttermilk Chicken With Za'atar
thirschfeld/Food52
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8
Slow-Braised Cajun Spiced Leg Of Lamb
The Bite House
9
Braised Fennel
Simply Recipes
Get the Braised Fennel recipe from Simply Recipes
10
Braised Blade Steak With Beer And Root Vegetables
The Bite House
11
Spicy Beer Braised Lime Chicken Enchiladas
How Sweet It Is
12
Tabasco Braised Chicken With Chickpeas And Kale
Foodie Crush
13
Braised Marinated Artichokes
Simply Recipes
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14
Braised Mole Beef Tacos
Adventures in Cooking
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15
Braised Chicken With Sherry
Alexandra Cooks
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16
Braised Onion Sauce
Mark Weinberg/Food52
Get the Braised Onion Sauce recipe from Kenzi Wilbur via Food52
17
Braised Short Ribs With Honey-Roasted Carrots
Julie Toy
18
Braised Whole Belgian Endives
Emiko/Food52
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19
Braised Chicken With Currants And Gooseberries
Summer Min/Food52
20
Braised Chicken In Porcini-Wine Sauce
The Cozy Apron
21
Braised Short Ribs With Daikon And Glass Noodles
Tina Rupp/Food & Wine
22
Chicken Normandy With Apples
Food Republik
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23
Braised Lamb Shanks In Port And Red Wine
Citrus and Candy
24
Braised Lentils And Vegetables
Cafe Johnsonia
Get the Braised Lentils and Vegetables recipe from Cafe Johnsonia
25
Pomegranate And Cherry Braised Pork
Bitchin' Camero
26
Lamb Simmered In Chermoula, Honey And Saffron
Taste
27
Braised Fish With Tomato And Herbs
TASTE
28
Braised Rabbit With Olives And Preserved Lemon
Georgia Pellegrini

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1
Beef Brisket Pot Roast
Simply Recipes
2
Root Beer Brisket
Baked Bree
3
Beef Brisket Tacos
Muy Bueno Cookbook/Jeanine Thurston
4
Salpicon Beef Salad
Pass The Sushi
5
Beef Brisket
Simply Recipes
Get the Beef Brisket recipe from Simply Recipes Secret ingredients: soy sauce and time. We love this.
6
Stuffing-Stuffed Brisket
Rebecca Orchant
7
Mixed Mushroom Brisket Soup
Cheryl Sternman Rule of 5 Second Rule
8
Barbecue Brisket Sandwich With Herb Sour Cream
Julie Toy
9
Braised Beef Brisket
The Pioneer Woman
Get the Braised Beef Brisket recipe
10
Spicy Korean Brisket Soup (Yukgaejang)
Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
11
Braised Brisket With Red Wine And Prunes
Crepes of Wrath
12
Braised Brisket and Creamy Wild Mushrooms
Tyler Florence
13
Porter Braised Brisket
Macheesmo
14
Spice-Rubbed Brisket With Roasted Carrots And Parsnips
Flat Art Studios
15
Nach Waxman's Brisket Of Beef
James Ransom/Food52