You've chipped away at your leftovers, dreamed up countless ways to use up days-old turkey, and gotten your kitchen back in order. Now that the marathon of Thanksgiving and its aftermath are over, we bet you're ready for some food from the set-it-and-forget-it school of cooking. Here are some of our favorite braising recipes:
Slow-Cooked Pork with Spanish Paprika and Sweet Spices
Cardamom and pimentón give braised pork shoulder a hint of smokiness.
Braised Lamb Belly with Jalapeño Vinegar
Prepared by Alexander Ong at our 2011 JBF Awards reception, this dish gets a jolt from a spicy vinegar that cuts through the fattiness of lamb belly.
Beef Short Ribs in Moscatel
Moscatel, a syrupy Spanish dessert wine, adds sweetness to these braised short ribs from Gerald Hirigoyen.
Home-Style Oxtail Stew
Woven with tough tendons, oxtail is particularly well-suited to braising. This comforting, Chinese-influenced stew is delicious over noodles.
Braised Lamb Shoulder
This simple braise pairs well with a variety of hearty winter vegetables.