Originally Posted by mumu
dont mean to be a pest on this braising thing. But if braising is for tougher cuts of meat,works best on . How is it ok to say for meat balls baked in oven till done than put in Mariana sauce braising? I thought it was used for though meat not cooked? meat balls are fully cooked in oven .
The first step in braising is to brown the meat over high heat before adding to a liquid. In this case, the sauce is not just a medium for cooking the metballs but the meatballs in the sauce are the dish.
Meatballs in sauce is a common dish. I know some people who add the raw meatballs to the sauce as well as some who brown them in the oven or a skillet on the stove top before adding to the sauce.
The point is the browning adds tons of flavor to the meat whether it's served on its own or in a sauce.