3 Keys to Braising Beef
Step 1: Brine
Here, three key steps to perfectly braised beef. Try it out in Red Wine-Braised Beef.
Step 1: Brine the meat to season it to the bone. Then drain, pat dry, and refrigerate until dry and tacky. This will encourage better browning later.
Step 2: Brown the Meat
Brown the meat at a steady sizzle, working in batches. If the fond gets too dark, remove meat and deglaze with a splash of water. Save the drippings, and start the next batch.
Step 3: Braise
Gently braise the meat until it pulls away from the bone but does not collapse. It should be tender but bouncy. Inhale: "That scent is part of the reward."