A bowl of hot beef stew on a cold night is one of life's greatest pleasures. Stew is a loose term that generally refers to chunks of meat and vegetables cooked in a thickened stock. When looking for a stew recipe, search for one that's relatively simple. Whether you're making Brunswick stew or oyster stew, you want to keep everything rustic - large chunks made for good hearty bites. Unless you've got hours to spend at the stove, buy decent stew meat - the cheaper cuts take forever to become tender. And don't forget the bread! Weather it's soda bread paired with Irish stew or a hearty slice of baguette served alongside fragrant lamb stew, the two belong together.See Popular Stew Recipes
When you're hankering for a meaty stew but have little time to make dinner, try this zesty ground beef stew. It's ready in 20 minutes.
Lean toward health with this spunky vegetarian chili loaded with carrots, zucchini, beans, and tomatoes. A cheddar and cream cheese topping provides a soothing touch.
Satisfy your family with this hearty chili that includes bacon and beef. Top with cheese and cilantro for a delicious flavor twist.
"Bouquet garni" (boo-KAY gahr-NEE) is simply a collection of herbs, typically parsley, thyme, and bay leaf, wrapped in cheesecloth and added to the pot for flavor.
This low fat chicken dish gives you a complete meal in just 35 minutes.
A creamy base complements tender pork and an assortment of colorful vegetables.
This super-simple supper--just six ingredients--is a longtime reader favorite.
If you like your chili seriously hot, this recipe is for you. For an even bigger kick, use the whole teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
Serve this French stew with a crusty baguette to mop up the thick, well-seasoned sauce.
For this revamped Creole favorite, brown the flour without any fat and use turkey sausage to keep the fat in check.