Braising Steak Recipes That Make The Most Comforting Meals

Braising Steak Recipes That Make The Most Comforting Meals

Braising. Steak. There's nothing quite like slow cooking chunks of delicious meat and ending up with the most tender, unctuous dinner, am I right? Whether it's for a Slow Cooker Beef Stew, a Steak and Kidney Pie or a Beef Massaman Curry, that stuff's magical! And with so many recipes to choose from, you'll find yourself buying the stewing meat a little more often than you had originally thought... For a selection of delicious-tasting braising steak recipes, take a look at some of our all-time favourites now. Trust us, you'll love 'em!

Keto Beef Stew

Making Beef Stew Keto friendly only meant a couple simple swaps. It's still silky and deeply comforting. It can make any winter night bearable and cosy. Finish the meal with this delicious Keto dessert: Chocolate Mousse.

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(Erik Bernstein)
Beef Bourguignon

If you do it right, homemade beef bourguignon is a labour of love. It's certainly not a quick weeknight dinner. BUT, that doesn't mean it's hard. Here's the basic rundown: Sauté bacon, sear beef in bacon fat (yum!), add veggies and stir to coat with flour, add wine and stock, transfer to oven, bake until beef is super tender.

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(Parker Feierbach)
Slow Cooker Beef & Barley Soup

The best news after a long day? Your slow cooker made you dinner.

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(Judy Kim)
Beef Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff is the ultimate cold weather dinner. Usually, dishes this hearty take hours of simmering or braising, but not ours. With a few flavour-building tips, you’re only an hour away from perfect stroganoff, which makes it perfect for weeknights. What are you waiting for?!

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(Kat Wirsling)
Best-Ever Vegetable Beef Stew

Nothing can warm you up quite like a bowl of beef stew and this one is packed with hearty vegetables too like potatoes and carrots.

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(Parker Feierbach)
Beef Curry

It's pretty hard to beat the comfort and satisfaction that you get from eating a bowl of curry, especially when the beef is deeply crisped and tender, the rice is piping hot, and the sauce is well-spiced.

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(Emily Hlavac Green)
Instant Pot Beef Stew

There's no need to wait for a large piece of stew meat to tenderise for hours when your Instant Pot can do it in 25 minutes. This is a warm, comforting bowl of hearty beef stew with very little effort and in a fraction of the time. It's exactly what you need an a cold winter's night!

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(Parker Feierbach)
Beef Casserole Recipe

Our beef casserole recipe really is the best. Low and slow wins the race in our opinion when it comes to casserole, and this one hits the spot just right.

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(Lucy Richards)
Best-Ever Beef Stew with Dumplings

This is our ultimate beef stew with dumplings recipe. The ultimate stew in my opinion, especially with the addition of fluffy yet stodgy dumplings that soak up all that glorious stew liquid.

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(Lucy Richards)
Beef Massaman Curry

Beef Massaman Curry is the dish of dreams, and one of our favourite Thai recipes. The sauce is rich in flavour and the beef falls apart beautifully.

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Classic Beef Stew

Wine helps develop richer, more complex flavours in your stew. If you don't have any leftover cooking wine on hand, your stew will be delicious without it—just sub in more beef stock!

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Cumberland Pie

We love Cumberland pie, it's carby, meaty, cheesy and crispy all in one big dish. But there are some misconceptions with a Cumberland pie. Some people think it's basically the same as cottage pie (beef mince and mashed potato), but it's so much more than that.

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Irish Beef Stew

Traditionally, an Irish stew is made with lamb, which you can totally do. We opted for braising steak for simplicity and familiarity, but we think the Guinness and potatoes still qualify the stew as Irish. Whatever cut of meat you choose, this stew is absolutely delicious.

Get the Irish Beef Stew recipe.

Steak and Kidney Pie

Steak and Kidney Pie is one of the most classic British dishes around. Buttery pastry stuffed with beef, kidney, onion and gravy, it's a comfort food staple.

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Slow Cooker Red Wine Beef Stew

If you need an excuse to get your slow cooker out, this is it! Let everything cook together for hours for the deepest, most satisfying beef stew you'll try. Don't skip searing the beef — it creates more deeply flavoured meat that develops the flavour of the stew even further.

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Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang is one of our favourite curry recipes. Fragrant and rich, Rendang is made using beef and coconut to give it a fantastic sweet, salty and umami flavour.

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(Vicky Chandler)
Slow Cooker Spring Beef Bourguignon

Add some freshness to the beefy classic with this insanely delish slow cooker dinner.

Get the Slow Cooker Spring Beef Bourguignon recipe.

(Ethan Calabrese)

Looking for the best braising steak recipes? We've got everything from Steak and Kidney Pie to Beef Stew to Beef Massaman Curry.