This Braised Lamb Is Always the Star of My Passover SederRecipes
In a sea of Passover briskets, make braised lamb.
Apr 18, 2024
The 3 Best Cuts of Beef for Tender Pot RoastSkills
Choosing the right cut can make or break the dish.
Feb 27, 2024
This French Beef Stew Is the Definition of CozyRecipes
And it makes your kitchen smell amazing.
Jan 18, 2024
How To Cook Classic, Fall-Apart Pot Roast in the OvenRecipes
Pot roast was a one-pot wonder long before that was a term for dishes that are inexpensive and require little hands-on cooking. This dish has long been the Sunday dinner that feeds a crowd and fills the whole house with a cozy aroma. After a few hours of cooking, you have tender pieces of beef in a rich glaze, surrounded by melt-in-your-mouth carrots, potatoes, and onions all soaked in the beef’s gravy. It’s a dish only a long, slow braise could deliver.
Nov 9, 2023
This Is the Most Comforting Recipe You'll Make All FallRecipes
Mashed potatoes are required.
Sep 18, 2023
40+ Stews and Braises to Keep You Warm, Cozy, and Well FedRecipes
This is how we're staying cozy (and well-fed!) this January.
Aug 14, 2023
Creamy French Mustard ChickenRecipes
Mustard works its magic on braised chicken.
Jul 30, 2023
My Grandpa’s Brisket Recipe Is Almost as Legendary as He Is
Kitchn Love Letters
It's not Rosh Hashanah without it.
May 16, 2023
Braised Cauliflower and White Bean Piccata Is the Tight Budget Recipe I Rely OnRecipes
Super flavorful, totally satisfying, and easy enough for weeknight cooking.
Mar 20, 2023
Galbi Jjim Is the Umami-Packed Cozy Comfort Food You Need This WinterRecipes
These Korean soy sauce braised short ribs are a triple threat: super unctuous, savory, and sweet, all at the same time.
Jan 11, 2023
How To Braise Beef Short Ribs in a Dutch OvenRecipes
A rich winter meal, too, easy and forgiving to cook under their sleek caps of fat, melting into tender chunks of pull-apart beef in the oven.
Sep 25, 2022
Easy, Melt-in-Your-Mouth Dutch Oven Pot Roast
Rollover Dinners
This shortcut pot roast is almost entirely hands-off, and makes lots of leftovers for a hearty winter soup.
Aug 17, 2022
BBQ Shredded ChickenRecipes
Shredded meat — beef, pork, or chicken — is one of the most versatile dinner elements you can imagine! Cook up a few pounds to stash in the freezer, then dole it out for weeknight meals all month long. Or make a huge batch and feed a whole crowd of people in one go. Today, let’s talk chicken: Simple, inexpensive, and relatively quick, chicken has some advantages over the heavier beef and pork.
Aug 16, 2022
Recipe: Braised Fennel & ShallotsRecipes
Braising sounds fancy, doesn’t it? This classic, refined cooking method promises a combination of caramelized flavor and long-cooked tenderness, nudged along by gentle heat and a solicitous chef. To braise vegetables gives them their proper due, and it’s the perfect treatment for all kinds of spring produce — especially wedges of sweet fennel. Fennel and shallots are perfect braising partners.
May 17, 2022
Dinner Party Recipe: Braised Shredded Beef in Tomatoes & Red WineRecipes
When I think about throwing a dinner party, especially a big one like this polenta supper I’m sharing with you this week, my thoughts immediately go to: What can I make ahead? Last week, I had an easy answer: a shredded, succulent mess of beef braised in red wine and tomatoes, falling apart in its juices. It’s a terrific make-ahead dish, since like most braises, this beef gets better overnight, and takes all the stress of a main dish off your hands entirely. Sound good?
May 17, 2022
Recipe: Beer-Braised Pulled Pork ShoulderRecipes
This may be our very favorite meal. It is incredibly hard to screw up, and yet turning a big hunk of pork shoulder into tender shreds of juicy meat still feels like a noteworthy accomplishment every time we do it. We’re going to take you through the steps of trimming, seasoning, braising, shredding, and serving a pork shoulder—with instructions, photos, and a basic recipe, too. This recipe is meant to be a guide.
May 17, 2022
This Beefy Dinner Is Comfort Food 101Recipes
Just add mashed potatoes, rice, or crusty bread.
May 11, 2022
Word of Mouth: DoufeuSkills
Doufeu, noun – A cooking vessel with a concave lid to be filled with ice and promote condensation. French for “gentle heat.”As we get into braising and roasting season, we thought we’d take a look at this particular style of dutch oven. The concave lid is filled with ice to create condensation throughout the cooking process. Dimples on the underside of the lid are designed to distribute the moisture to the food.
May 11, 2022
Food Science: Why Tougher Meats Make Good BraisesSkills
We’ve often wondered why so many recipes for beef braises call for lean cuts of meat like bottom round or chuck and whether a more tender cut might work just as well or better. Since lean cuts also tend to be cheaper in the grocery store, are we just being thrifty? Or is there a reason why lean cuts make for better braises? As a steer is wandering around looking for tasty treats, the muscles in its legs, shoulders, and hips get the biggest workout — even in a feedlot.
May 11, 2022
Braised BeefRecipes
A slow-cooked meal meant for a lazy day at home.
Feb 27, 2022
Dutch Oven Braised Turkey RecipeRecipes
Yes, Thanksgiving can be a one-pot meal.
Nov 21, 2019
Mustard and Wine-Braised Chicken Thighs Are a Dinner Party Showstopper Recipes
Between the option to prep in advance, ample hands-off cook time, and a totally luxurious and impressive result, it's the ultimate dinner party main.
Sep 18, 2021
You'll Fall in Love with This Cozy French StewRecipes
(No, it's not beef bourguignon.)
Sep 15, 2021
This Twist on Classic Chicken Adobo Is Extra Luxurious (but Just as Easy)
Weeknight Filipinx
In my life, I've enjoyed adobo many ways — and this is my current favorite.
Jun 28, 2021
Olive Oil-Braised Chickpeas Are Easy and Hands-Off — But Taste So Luxurious
Most Wanted
You'll turn to this technique all winter long.
Jun 28, 2021
The Tender Braised Pork Ragù That Brought Me Back to Myself During Postpartum Depression
The Comfort Food Collection
This pork shoulder ragù is so restorative that this is now the recipe I reach for time and time again when I need to come back to myself.
Apr 22, 2021
We Tried 6 Popular Methods for Braising to Get the Most Tender Beef
Skills Showdown
Here's how to guarantee you’ll end up with the type of braise that makes you the hero of your family.
Apr 9, 2021
This Irish Stew Is a Best-Seller at My Family's Pub. Here's How to Make It.
Kitchn Love Letters
Enjoy it with a thick slab of Irish soda bread slathered with butter, and a pint of Guinness.
Mar 16, 2021
These Crispy, One-Skillet Chicken Thighs Will Be an Instant Dinner Win
Most Wanted
Guaranteed to be the best thing you cook all week.
Jan 20, 2021
The Most Flavorful Braised Lamb Shanks for a New Year's Eve at HomeRecipes
A whipped parsnip puree pairs perfectly with rich and meaty lamb shanks in this luxurious dinner for two.
Dec 28, 2020
Meet the Ugliest, Most Delicious Brussels Sprout Recipe of All Time
Kitchn Love Letters
I've been making it for 14 years and have no intention of stopping.
Dec 11, 2020
Creamy Braised Brussels SproutsRecipes
I’ve even served this to devout Brussels sprout-haters and listened to them rave.
Dec 11, 2020
The Transformative Power of Braising Vegetables
Braising Week
The vegetable kingdom offers so much more diversity than the animal kingdom — and once you get the technique down, there's no end to what you can create.
Dec 8, 2020
Braising Is a Balm for the Burnt-Out CookSkills
This unforgiving year has robbed a lot of us of a lot of what makes us feel good. But to gather your people around a meal cooked in a single pot is a wintry pleasure that I will not be denied.
Dec 7, 2020
This Oxtail Ragu Is My Favorite Comfort Meal on a Cold Winter Night
Kitchn Love Letters
It always feels like a special treat.
Dec 6, 2020
Sean Sherman’s Cedar-Braised Bison
Cookbook Club
This makes a simple and hearty one-pot meal. The meat becomes fork tender and the stock simmers down to a rich sauce.
Oct 16, 2020
Our Mostly Frequently Asked Brisket Questions, Answered
Rosh Hashanah
We interviewed a chef and a grandmother to get a brisket walk-through.
Sep 17, 2020
Chicken with Mustardy Potatoes Is Weeknight ComfortRecipes
And you only need one pan.
Jul 18, 2020
The Soothing Chicken and Chickpea Soup We All Need Right Now Recipes
It's like a blanket in a bowl.
May 20, 2020
Recipe: Classic PB&J Snack CakeRecipes
If you’re a fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches then boy oh boy, are you in for a treat. This snack cake starts with a tender, moist cake full of peanut flavor, but the crowning touch is in the hypnotic swirl of jelly over the top. A creamy peanut butter mixture and dollops of grape jelly mix and mingle throughout the cake batter and bake up so that every single bite of this cake tastes as though a PB&J and yellow cake collided.
Mar 30, 2020
Recipe: Skillet Braised Cod with Asparagus and PotatoesRecipes
“Wow, what’s the special occasion?” my husband asked when I set this dinner on the table. It was just an average Wednesday night, but judging by the looks of the shallow bowls filled with tender cod fillets, vibrant veggies, fresh herbs, and a fragrant lemon and white wine broth, I can see how he thought I’d planned a fancy dinner. And that is the beauty of this weeknight recipe — it is so beautiful and nourishing, yet so surprisingly easy to pull together.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: One-Pot Southern-Style Green BeansRecipes
Green beans are a part of most every Southern family’s suppers. Their key distinction is that they are cooked down in liquid until quite soft, almost to the point of “mush.” In traditional Southern cooking, they are also cooked and flavored with ham hocks or pork knuckles. This take on the classic uses a smoked, bone-in ham steak for flavor, which can be found in almost every grocery store.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Collard Greens Stew with Chorizo & GarlicRecipes
Collard greens are one vegetable I just can’t resist. Their thick, meaty leaves, propped up by huge center ribs, are monsters in the world of leafy greens. I love their beauty, so big and elephantine, leathery and deep blue-green. I cut away those middle ribs and slice the leaves into ribbons, and braise them until they are tender and juicy.
Jan 29, 2020
Make-Ahead Recipe: Pork & Green Chile Stew (Chile Verde)Recipes
There’s nothing I love more than having a mammoth-sized batch of soup on the stove, whether it’s going to serve a room full of people or supply me with a stockpile of meals. This New Mexico pork and green chile stew is the perfect candidate to make on a lazy Sunday and then live off of the rest of the week. It’s spicy, savory, and hearty, and just when you think it can’t get any better, it does! I hosted a formal Christmas party last year for all our family and friends.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Deborah Madison’s Zucchini Logs Stewed in Olive Oil with Onions and ChardRecipes
When I think of cooking zucchini the summer I think of grilling and roasting, shredding and baking, slicing and frying. But do I think of braising? Not so much — and yet Deborah Madison makes a strong case for it in this double-green dish of zucchini and chard that puts zucchini squarely in the center of the table. This dish is for everyone who likes zucchini a little softer and well-cooked.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Beef and Bean Chili with Bittersweet ChocolateRecipes
Everyone has a favorite chili recipe. Mine will always be my mother’s, complete with ground beef and a packet of taco seasoning. It may not be gourmet, but it’s pure comfort food to me. It’s also never quite tasted the same when I’ve tried to make it—there’s something about eating it at my parents’ home, wrapped up in a blanket while sitting around the fire that just makes it that much better.
Jan 29, 2020
Moroccan Recipe: Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Almonds & ChickpeasRecipes
Let’s talk about this tagine for a second: it’s crazy good. The dish has so much going on—the fragrant and heavily-spiced sauce, the jammy apricots, the crunchy almonds—and yet it totally works. There’s good reason why this Moroccan dish is a classic. Tagine is the name for both the North African dish and the vessel in which it’s prepared.
Jan 21, 2020
A Filipino Restaurant Taught Me to Make a Braised Stew Even BetterSkills
At the Filipino restaurant Tito Rad’s Grill & Restaurant, I was taught how to make Kare Kare, a stew with oxtail braised in a peanut butter sauce. Sounds fairly delicious, right? Well, they also taught me a way to make it even better — at the last minute. During the last 10 minutes of the cooking process, a variety of vegetables like greens beans and halved baby bok choy are added to the mix and then steamed until tender, just about 10 minutes.
Jan 21, 2020
Dinner Recipe: Braised French Onion Chicken with GruyèreRecipes
Plus a tip for faster-cooking caramelized onions.
Nov 8, 2019
Recipe: Slow Cooker Boeuf BourguignonRecipes
Boeuf bourguignon is so much more than just another beef stew.
Nov 7, 2019
Recipe: Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks with Creamy PolentaRecipes
Yes, you can (and should!) make lamb shanks at home.
Jun 9, 2019
Recipe: Braised Oxtail RaguRecipes
This week I’m really feeling the briefness of the December daylight and the deepening of the cold temperatures. While I normally make a big effort to eat only small amounts of meat and to eat clean and light, especially at night, this dreary week I have braises and rich sauces on my mind. It seemed only right to pop out to the butcher, buy a whole oxtail, and cook it into slow submission.
Jun 4, 2019
Kim Kushner’s Thanksgivukkah Menu: And Her Recipe for Turkey with Pumpkin, Figs & HoneyKitchen
As you’ve probably heard, this holiday season includes the once-in-a-lifetime convergence of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah, an occasion more popularly known as Thanksgivukkah. Cooks all over the country are embracing the opportunity to mix the traditional foods of two holidays on one table, and this week we are sharing Thanksgivukkah recipes and ideas from our favorite chefs and cookbook authors.
May 24, 2019
Recipe: Creamy Braised Cauliflower with Sun-Dried TomatoesRecipes
Braising is not just for carnivores. Although I do enjoy a good pot roast, I love braising vegetables, and feel this is often the best way to play up their flavors. The other advantage of vegetarian braises? They are much, much quicker than meat. For example, this cauliflower gets browned in olive oil and garlic, letting a thin golden crust form on its firm white stalks.
May 3, 2019
Recipe: Braised Radishes with Shallots & BaconRecipes
For a long time I avoided radishes, thinking they were only meant to be eaten raw. I was a little put off by their sharp heat, too. But then, one spring a few years ago, inspired by a bunch of lavender and scarlet Easter egg radishes, I rebelled a bit. Why not cook radishes? In fact, why not braise them? This tangy, bacon-laced recipe was the result, and when it comes to cooking radishes, I’ve never looked back. Radishes are a quintessential spring and early summer vegetable.
May 3, 2019
Recipe: Lemon Braised Chicken & Beans with Mint PestoRecipes
What is warm-weather cooking, to you? For me, it means keeping things as simple as possible. In the spring and summertime I want meals that come together in one big pot — easy to cook and easy to reheat later. I want meals that taste like the garden, fragrant with herbs and bright flavors. I want hands-off meals, so I can retire to the back porch with a cucumber gimlet while my supper cooks. Well, this braised chicken dish fits all those requirements beautifully.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Slow-Cooked Broccoli with Lemon BreadcrumbsRecipes
For years I’ve been cooking my broccoli until it’s bright green and ‘tender-crisp’, finishing it with a squirt of lemon and maybe a little ground black pepper. Here’s a recipe that takes things in the opposite direction by braising the broccoli with olive oil and garlic on a slow, mellow flame until it is sweet and meltingly tender. A final flourish of crunchy lemon-spiked breadcrumbs adds texture and a bright flavor boost.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Braised Chicken with Mojo SauceRecipes
When I moved from Los Angeles back to the South, I begrudgingly left behind a handful favorite restaurants. Not that there isn’t amazing food in Atlanta, but some of these places just can’t be replicated. Whenever I return to California, I have to check each one off my list so that I can stay fully satisfied until my next visit. Many times friends ask if I want to try somewhere new, and I just look at them like they’re crazy. Why would I ever want to do a thing like that?
May 2, 2019
Pasta Recipe: Creamy Braised Chicken with PappardelleRecipes
If you happen to be into chick flicks, which I am, then maybe you love the Christmas movie The Holiday as much as me? (Unfortunately I have to watch it alone, because it doesn’t meet my fiancé’s manly standards.) In one scene in particular, Kate Winslet offers to whip up some “Christmas fettuccine” for Jack Black, who is in need of some much-needed cheer.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Korean Chicken Sliders with Braised Kale & KimchiRecipes
I have absolutely zero interest in football, basketball, or baseball — so for me, gatherings around game days are all about the food. The spread always includes a few of the grubby, nostalgic snacks we grew up with — cheesy queso dip, I’m looking at you — as well as some fresher, lighter snacks that often incorporate flavors from one of the many international cuisines that surround us here in Los Angeles.
May 2, 2019
Raise Your Braising Cred: 10 Tips for Perfectly Cooked VegetablesSkills
When was the last time you eagerly scooped up a heaping second serving of cooked vegetables? If you can’t recall, you might be in a side dish rut. Put the steamer basket down, return the baking sheet to the cabinet, and whip out your biggest, trustiest lidded sauté pan. These tips will help you braise vegetables that are lightly caramelized on the outside, fork tender all the way through, and napped in a luxurious glaze. Slice bulbs and brassicas for maximum brownability.
May 2, 2019
Cooking School Day 18: BraiseSkills
Today’s Topic: Braising The Goal: 20 lessons, 20 days to become a better cook at home Enter to win The Kitchn Cookbook: Simply share and tag photos of your Kitchn Cooking School progress on Instagram and Twitter with #kitchnschool to enter for a chance to win. We’re giving away one copy for every homework assignment during The Kitchn’s Cooking School. See rules and regulations.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Lamb Rogan JoshRecipes
Rogan josh is one of the better known Indian classics, and this fiery lamb or mutton dish from the Kashmir region of India is now popular all over the world. My version stays very close to an authentic Hindu-style recipe, but I have tweaked it to make a rich and spicy slow-cooked dish that is perfect for chilly winter days. There are several versions of rogan josh in existence, but the two most common are the Kashmiri Pandit (Hindu) version and the Muslim, or Mughal, version.
May 1, 2019
The Best Vegetables for BraisingSkills
Meat usually gets all the attention when discussing braising since it undergoes such dramatic changes during the process. Vegetables are often used to boost flavor while braising meat, but they can do more than play sidekick! Braised vegetables can be just as satisfying as meat, and they usually cook in a fraction of the time. Here’s a list of great vegetables for braising to spark some creative ideas for your next vegetable braise!
May 1, 2019
Can I Convert Slow-Cooker Recipes to Stovetop?Recipes
Q: I see a lot of very good-looking, healthy recipes popping up on my Pinterest feed and also on The Kitchn, but a slow cooker is needed. I don’t own one and I’m not planning to buy one, due to lack of storage space, but I still would love to try some of the recipes. Is there any way to convert slow-cooker recipes to make them in the oven or on the stovetop? (Of course, I would be making them when I’m around and not leave my stove running while at work.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Feta and Tomato Braised ChickpeasRecipes
With tender chickpeas swimming in an earthy oregano- and garlic-spiked tomato sauce and topped with plenty of melty feta cheese, you’ll want plenty of good, crusty bread on hand for this comforting meatless main — it’s one of those swipe-the-bowl-clean affairs. Need more convincing to make this tonight? The recipe is only a notch more involved than cracking open a can of beans from the back of the pantry and calling it dinner.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Tuscan Chicken and Mushroom SkilletRecipes
With every bite of this skillet dinner, there’s something new to get excited about. Whether it’s the caramelized mushrooms, the sweet sun-dried tomatoes, the tender white beans, the juicy chicken, or whatever combination of those four you happen to scoop up with your fork, there’s nothing but good flavor happening here. Fresh rosemary and garlic sing over them all for an Italian-inspired dinner that quickly comes together on even the busiest of evenings.
May 1, 2019