braise

verb
\ ˈbrāz \
braised; braising

Definition of braise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cook slowly in fat and a small amount of liquid in a closed pot

braise

noun

Definition of braise (Entry 2 of 2)

: an item of braised food

Examples of braise in a Sentence

Verb

He braised the beef in a wine sauce.

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In a medium roasting pan or braising pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "Everyone’s Secret-Favorite Thanksgiving Dish," 8 Nov. 2018 Among the starters are a honeynut squash and goat cheese salad with apples and spiced pepitas; and diners can enjoy their turkey either roasted, in a pot pie, or braised with a side of brandied mushroom risotto. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Where to Dine Out for a Traditional-ish Thanksgiving Meal in New York City," 14 Nov. 2018 Beet greens are also tasty raw, braised, or stir-fried. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Beets This Fall for a Hearty Autumn Harvest," 21 Aug. 2018 The menu is based on a classic brasserie, with escargot, braised artichokes with white wine butter sauce and raw bar available. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Serenite Restaurant in Medina: Sneak peek," 29 Mar. 2018 Add your braising liquid (about two-thirds up the sides of the meat) and bring it to a simmer—this temperature is critical to the success of the final dish. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "The Two Ways To Cook Meat Perfectly Every Time," 18 Aug. 2017 Chef Michael Gabriel was named the Sips, Suds & Tacos Taco Takedown winner with his braised smoked beef cheek and beef tongue tacos infused with coffee and cinnamon topped with pickled watermelon rind slaw and smoked paprika chipotle aioli. Patricia Dillon, Houston Chronicle, "Wine & Food Week founder labels this year a success," 16 June 2018 The kitchen delivers creative takes on brasserie classics like salmon tartare and braised short ribs. Elaine Glusac, chicagotribune.com, "Don't underestimate dining scene in Cincinnati's dynamic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood," 8 May 2018 These pack braised beef, pimento cheese and Wickles pickles between two adorably miniature buns. Andy Staples, SI.com, "Turnaround Artist Dave Clawson and Wake Forest Are Cooking With Gas Now," 4 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The process should take about the same time required for the potatoes to become fully tender and succulent in their buttery braise. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Way You’ll Be Making Scrambled Eggs From Now On," 11 Jan. 2019 Brown, Baby, Brown The first step to a successful braise is to brown the meat. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)," 19 Feb. 2018 Bring the contents of the pan to a gentle simmer, cover tightly, slightly reduce the heat, and allow to braise on the stove top for 30 minutes. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Braised Chicken Legs with Shallots and Vinegar," 22 Feb. 2013 In the same pan, add the shallots or onions, measured water, remaining butter and the sugar and braise over a medium-low heat for 15–20 minutes until browned and soft on the outside. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 2018 Deglaze with stock, cover, and braise for 45 to 60 minutes, until the internal temperature is 130 degrees. House Beautiful, "Miles Angelo's Brined Turkey, Herb-and-Mustard-Stuffed Legs, Gold Corn Brioche Dressing and Giblet Gravy," 1 Nov. 2012 Try using it instead of stock for your next stew or braise and save yourself time, effort, and money. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "The Best Substitute for Homemade Chicken Stock Is Free," 30 Apr. 2018 Reduce the grill temperature to about 400 degrees or as needed to let the meat braise and the liquids simmer. Roxanne Wyss And Kathy Moore, kansascity, "Flavorful roast beef highlights this dad’s skill with the grill," 19 June 2018 When Binita Pradhan and her crew at Bini’s Kitchen work together to fold momo (Nepalese dumplings), toast spices and braise fragrant stews, the conversation flows in Nepali, Tibetan and Hindi, punctuated with a little English. San Francisco Chronicle, "The chain of service: How a restaurant powers a community here and abroad," 25 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'braise.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of braise

Verb

1797, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for braise

Verb

French braiser, from braise live coals, from Old French breze, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Swedish brasa fire

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about braise

Dictionary Entries near braise

brainy

braird

braireau

braise

Braj Bhasha

brak

brake

Statistics for braise

Last Updated

4 Jan 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for braise

The first known use of braise was in 1797

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for braise

braise

verb

English Language Learners Definition of braise

: to cook (food) slowly in fat and a small amount of liquid in a covered pot

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on braise

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with braise

Spanish Central: Translation of braise

Nglish: Translation of braise for Spanish Speakers

Comments on braise

What made you want to look up braise? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by fawning attentiveness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!