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Low and Slow: 18 Winter-Perfect Braised Beef Recipes

Whether you do your braising in a slow cooker or on the stove, tender braised beef is perfect for the chilliest days of winter. Not only do these largely one-pot meals make hectic evenings easier, they offer up the warmth and aroma of something delicious bubbling away for hours in the kitchen. When it comes time to eat, your whole family will be enamored with the impossibly tender beef that low and slow cooking yields!

So embrace chilly nights and comforting meals, and head below for 18 winter-perfect braised beef recipes.

  • 18 Winter-Perfect Braised Beef Recipes 1 of 19
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    18 ways to braise up deliciously tender beef, whether you make it on the stovetop or slow cooker.

  • Braised Short Ribs 2 of 19
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    Rich short ribs braise up beautifully with this simple recipe that's perfect for beginners.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Sheri Silver 

  • Beef Stew with Winter Vegetables 3 of 19
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    The surprising sweetness of carrots and parsnips makes this simple beef stew recipe a deliciously satisfying winter standout!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Carbonnade 4 of 19
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    Beer braising yields tender, delicious beef and makes for the ideal wintertime dinner.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Root Beer-Braised Brisket 5 of 19
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    Add a little sweetness to your brisket with root beer! This slow cooker recipes brings out all the best of sweet and savory wintertime flavor.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal 

  • Easy Beef Stew 6 of 19
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    Looking for a simple, yet thoroughly delicious beef stew recipe? This is it! Even novice chefs will be amazed that such a delicious beef stew could be so very simple to make.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan 

  • Boeuf Bourgignon 7 of 19
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    Harness your inner Julia Child with this traditional, yet surprisingly easy, recipe for French boeuf bourgignon.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Jaime Richardson 

  • Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Wine and Mushrooms 8 of 19
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    This slow cooker beef stew plays up the best in wintertime flavors with red wine and earthy mushrooms, for a terrifically satisfying winter meal.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Laura Levy 

  • Texas-Style Chili with Coffee and Chocolate 9 of 19
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    Cook up something unexpected with this Texas-style chili recipe featuring coffee, chocolate, and plenty of spice! It's just the thing for your big football watching party!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Irish Beef Stew with Stout and Dumplings 10 of 19
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    In this traditional Irish recipe, impossibly tender braised beef is topped with parsley-flecked homemade dumplings.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal

  • Crock Pot Beef Daube 11 of 19
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    Make the garlicky French classic, Beef Daube, in your slow cooker for a warming, hearty stew.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: from Everyone Can Cook Slow Cooker Meals by Eric Akis (Whitecap Books)

  • Beef Red Chili 12 of 19
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    Three kinds of chilies, plenty of beef, and marrow bones for flavor make this a red chili recipe to remember!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Laura Levy 

  • Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Leeks and Barley 13 of 19
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    Make a slow cooker knockout with this recipe for a rustic winter stew made with boneless chuck, leeks, and barley!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Laura Levy 

  • Braised Beef Shanks 14 of 19
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    Slow cooking is the best way to unlock the flavor in beef shanks. This scrumptious recipe harnesses all the flavor of a classic osso bucco while making the most of affordable beef shanks.
    Crumb Blog has the recipe
    Image: Crumb Blog 

  • Braised Beef Shank Ragu with Broccolini 15 of 19
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    Beef shanks break down beautifully in this rich and hearty tomato ragu recipe.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Pot Roast with Onions 16 of 19
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    This beer-braised pot roast with onions is the absolute height of winter comfort foods. Make up a delicious batch for your family tonight!
    Crumb Blog has the recipe
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  • Asian-Style Pot Roast 17 of 19
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    Try a fresh take on an old favorite with this slow cooker pot roast with a hint of Asian flair. With bold flavors like sesame, ginger, and spice, this slow cooker recipe is sure to hit the spot.
    Karen's Kitchen Stories has the recipe
    Image: Karen's Kitchen Stories 

  • Cranberry Ropa Vieja 18 of 19
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    Traditional Cuban ropa vieja gets a tangy sweet spin with zesty cranberries!
    Always Order Dessert has the recipe
    Image: Always Order Dessert 

  • Korean-Inspired Barbecue Beef Tacos 19 of 19
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    A Korean-inspired spice blend makes these gorgeous tacos a cinch to make, even on the busiest nights!
    Diethood has the recipe
    Image: Diethood 

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