Braised Beef

Braising (cooking slow and low) is a great way to turn an inexpensive and flavorful but tough cut of meat into something that is mouth-watering and tender.

Hands on Time

10 minutes

Total Time

2 hours 10 minutes





Approx. Cost



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 500 degrees (your oven should  be clean or the burnt bits on the bottom will smoke! If your oven isn’t clean no problem, preheat to 400 degrees instead and cook just a little longer).

  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, toss the beef with all other ingredients except water until evenly coated. 

  3. Step 3

    Evenly spread the beef out on one or two baking dishes (make sure they have edges, the beef will release some liquid)  so that the pieces aren’t touching. Roast the beef until it is well browned, about 30 minutes. 

  4. Step 4

    Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees. Add 1/2 cup of water to each baking sheet, cover, and bake until the beef is easily pierced with a fork, about 90 minutes. 

  5. Step 5

    Once the beef is cooked, it can be refrigerated and used in a variety of dishes for up to a week.  The cooked beef also freezes well – we recommend buying double the amount of beef (take advantage of sales!), cooking it all, and freezing half for later. 

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