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recipes for soups, stews & braises

There is nothing cozier than a bowl of soup or stew on a chilly day. This winter recipe roundup, culled from the best online food sites, will warm your heart with with some of the best recipes for soups, stews and braised dishes. Many people ask, what is braised cooking? Quite simply it's a traditional cooking method, ideal for cheap tough cuts of meat, in which you first brown the meat over high heat, then finish the cooking slowly in a covered pot with a small amount of liquid, at low temperature until the meat becomes very tender. This is the basic formula for any gourmet beef stew recipe, braised short ribs or other slow cooked meat dishes.

Soup & Stew Recipes

soups & stews -
Bean Soup with Winter Squash
Celeriac Soup
Chestnut and Chorizo Soup
Chinese Hot and Sour Soup
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Cuban-Style Black Bean Soup
Deep December Ragout of Seitan, Shiitakes, and Winter Vegetables
Onion Soup without Tears
Ozoni Soup (Traditional Japanese New Year's Soup)
Savory Seafood Stew (Zuppa di Pesce)
Vegetarian Asian Hot Pot Soup
Wonton Soup with Bok Choy

Braised Dishes

braised dishes -
Beef Bourguignonne
Beef Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine
Beer Braised Beef
Braised Duck Legs with Leeks and Green Olives
Braised Flounder with Chinese Cabbage
Braised Lamb Shanks with Masala Raan
Braised Veal Breast with Butternut Squash Stew