i'm going to make an oven braised chuck roast this weekend for the first time.
i've read sometimes to first sear the meat, but the recipe doesn't call for it. should i anyway?
also - are there any other tricks/things i should consider?
the recipe simply adding garlic cloves/tomato puree with a chuck roast and braising in 300% oven for 3-4 hours.
appreciate any feedback!