How Do I Braise Beef?

Braised beef is excellent, tender and can add a little different texture to a meal that might surprise your family. Instead of cooking in a crock pot or on the grill, this is an excellent alternative.

Braising beef is a thrifty way to cook as typically more tough cuts of meat are used. The meat is browned and then simmered in a liquid until tender.

How to Braise Beef: (from wikihow)

  1. Select a roast. Pot roast, chuck roast or any lean, inexpensive cut may be used.
  2. Brown the roast on all sides in a small amount of oil in a Dutch Oven over medium-high heat on the stove top until well browned.
  3. Add seasonings and aromatics such as garlic or onion.
  4. Add a small amount of liquid, an inch or so deep. Water, broth, beer or wine are all good choices as braising liquids.
  5. Cover and simmer over low heat or in a 250 degrees F. oven until the internal temperature of the roast is 150 degrees; this should be about one to three hours, depending on the size of the roast.
  6. Check the roast occasionally with an instant meat thermometer to test the internal temperature, and replenish the liquid if necessary.
  7. The remaining liquid may be served au jus or may be used to make a nice gravy.