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Episode 117: How to Braise Everything, From Beef to Beans

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An essential winter cooking technique, we’re counting on braising to save our weary cooking souls this season. With this guide on how to braise from start to finish, we do our best to dispel the myth that braising is fussy. Plus we share our favorite braising recipes for everything from beef to beans, each of which makes tons of leftovers so that you that can cook once, eat twice all winter long.

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In Praise of Braising For Busy Home Cooks

When we say that this week’s how-to on braising is thorough, we mean it! We go over everything you need to know to learn how to braise everything from meat and veg to beans. Trust us when we say that you’ll want to listen to every minute of this episode to get all of our tips, including ones on how to build flavor and, of course, save time too.

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A Few Of Our Favorite Dutch Ovens

While you can braise quickly in an Instant Pot or low and slow in the slow cooker, a classic Dutch oven is an essential kitchen tool ideal for braising. Here are a few of our favorites:


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