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20 Braising Recipes to Embrace Maximum Coziness This Fall


There’s very little cozier than a braised dinner, if you ask me. Braising, as we’ve noted on the site before, is a cooking method in which things (usually) get browned or seared and then cooked “low and slow” (aka on a low heat and for a long time) with the addition of a little bit of liquid. Your food isn’t submerged like when you poach, blanch, or boil, but it’s also not a dry cooking method like roasting or sautéing. Once the temperature starts to dip a bit and the leaves begin to turn, I start to think about all of the things I’m going to braise (like a true nerd, it’s fine). The cranberry pot roast with roasted garlic mashed potatoes I’ve made a few times will definitely get added back into the rotation, as will plenty of braised chicken thighs, but I’m always looking for new ideas as well. Enter these 20 braising recipes, some of which will absolutely happen in my kitchen this year. After all, once winter settles in and it gets really cold, there’s nothing like comfort food to warm you back up.


1. Oven-Braised Pot Roast


2. Tabasco Braised Chicken with Chickpeas and Kale

Source: Foodie Crush


3. Creamy Chicken with Braised Leeks and Carrots


4. Slow Cooked Apple Bourbon Smothered Pork Chops


5. Garlic Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Crème Fraîche Mash


6. Chipotle Braised Chicken Nachos


7. Braised Cabbage


8. Oven Baked Braised BBQ Chicken and Veggies


9. Braised Chickpeas with Squash


10. Braised Pork Roast in Almond Milk

Source: Foodie Crush


11. Cider Braised Chicken


12. Beet Braised Lentils


13. Artichoke Pepper Braised Chicken


14. Pomegranate Braised Short Ribs


15. Bourbon Braised Brisket


16. Crockpot Braised Beef Ragu with Polenta

Source: Pinch of Yum


17. Jamaican Oxtail


18. Beer Braised Collard Greens

Source: Budget Bytes


19. Braised Vegetables


20. Wine Braised Artichokes with Cashew Mandarin Tarragon Aioli