17 Soul-Satisfying Braising Recipes

These braising recipes are sustenance at its finest. Simple or sophisticated or sometimes both, they require just basic everyday ingredients and a little technique called braising that we like to rely on throughout winter.

Carnitas ~ Mexican Braised Pork

This Mexican carnitas recipe is authentic braised and fried pork that makes for conversation-stopping, fall-apart-tender awesomeness.
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Easy Pot Roast, Potatoes, and Vegetables

This classic, hearty, homey dish—just like something your grandma used to make but better—is an ideal one-pot meat-and-potatoes meal. Includes oven as well as slow cooker instructions.
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Beer Braised Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are coaxed to incredible taste and tenderness in this stew that sneaks in root vegetables bathed in beer. Simple to make. Complex in taste. Unforgettable all around.
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Braised Carrots with Orange and Rosemary

Everyday carrots turn shyly sophisticated when infused with flavor and coaxed to tenderness in this no-hassle side dish.
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Braised Cranberry Beans with Chorizo

Folks are literally receiving high fives from people at the table for these braised beans. Yes, high fives. For braised beans. THAT'S how damn good they are.
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Braised Brisket with Red Wine and Honey

Sweet and tangy and fall-apart tender. That's what we think of this crowd-pleasing braised brisket that makes us go weak in the knees.
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Beer Braised Lamb Shank

Because you really can't go wrong tossing meat in a pot with beer.
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Chicken in a Pot

If only we could go back in time to the days when politicians were a little more humble and promised every person a chicken in their pot.
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Braised Beef with Red Wine Pasta

With all due respect, your go-to recipe for beef stew falls short of this magnificent melding of beef, wine, and pasta. No contest.
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Lamb Shanks with Coffee and Ancho Chile

Smoky coffee smooths out the rough edges of sweetly earthy ancho for a flavor that's a little atypical but altogether lovely.
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Braised Chicken with Tomatillos

Slightly tart and eminently easy, this tomatillo sauce makes ample so you can stash some in the fridge for later. Cook once, eat twice.
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Braised Radishes

When subjected to gentle heat, radishes' vibrant fire engine red fades to the palest shade of pink and their peppery rawness gives way to a complex nuttiness.
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Wine-Braised Pork Shoulder

An easy toss-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-about-it sorta dish that’s still gonna make everyone ooh and aah at the dinner table for its tender, wine-imbued spectacularness.
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Braised New Potatoes

All the rich creaminess of potatoes sloooooowly roasted with your favorite roast. But in just 30 minutes on the stovetop. The secret? Braise 'em in butter.
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Braised Pork in Red Chile Sauce

Our testers were smitten with this perfectly smoky and not-in-your-face spicy pork in red chile sauce from chef Rosa Martinez. It's a cinch to make. And a pleasure to make disappear.
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Braised Lamb Shanks in Pinot Noir

Lamb shanks are left to slowly burble in a lovely red wine until the meat is literally falling-off-the-bone tender. Our favorite winter pastime.
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Italian-Style Braised Chicken in Wine

This rustic classic is infused with that Italian charm that transforms everyday ingredients into something that's both insanely comforting yet seemingly luxurious.
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