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Low-Cost Braises

8 recipes for elegant slow-cooked dishes

Braised beef with vegetables

Braised beef with vegetables — Jean Cazals/the food passionates/Corbis

Chicken Legs with Braised Peas and Onions by Gordon Ramsay

Whole chicken legs are downright cheap even when they are not on sale, and when cooked slowly turn into something rich and succulent. The braised peas and onions are a simple accompaniment. 

Braised Pork Pot Roast and Red Cabbage by Leslie Revsin

Boneless pork loin is braised to juicy tenderness under a bed of cheap but colorful red cabbage with a sweet-and-sour sauce.

Lentils Braised in Red Wine by Nigella Lawson

These can be made ahead and reheated. Beans are an excellent source of healthful protein with no fat and lots of fiber, and very economical on top of all of that. 

Asian Style Braised Catfish by Jay Weinstein

Catfish is frequently one of the least expensive fish on the market, and these days has a much cleaner taste thanks to the proliferation of environmentally sustainable fish farms. This is low in fat and very easy to prepare. Even though it is technically a braise, because the main ingredient is fish the preparation time is very quick.

Asparagus, Mint and Lemon Risotto by Jamie Oliver

The classic Italian rice dish is in fact a braise with the grains cooking slowly in simmering liquid. Asparagus season is just starting in some parts of the country, and this is a lovely way to showcase the first spears of the year.

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