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.
The inviting aroma of apricots, chicken, couscous, and garlic in your slow cooker makes you feel welcome when you come home after a busy day.
You thicken this slow cooker chicken chili recipe by slightly mashing the beans. If you like a thin broth, you could skip this step.
This Greek-inspired recipe combines lamb prepared in the slow cooker with noodles and a savory, lemon-flavored sauce.
The flavors of Tuscany blend together in this delectable stew recipe that uses leftover turkey with cannellini beans and carrots for a dinner that's on the table in less than 30 minutes.
The hint of Parmesan cheese in the cornmeal dumplings makes them a fine match for this Italian-seasoned stew recipe.
Sausage, beans, and a gingerbread sauce make for a festive holiday stew.
Use frozen meat balls for convenience when you prepare this main-dish stew recipe. You can add them straight from the package because they are cooked before being frozen.
A no-watch wonder, all the ingredients, including carrots, mushrooms, pork, and sage, need only be started in a skillet that goes into the oven and cooks itself.
This slow cooked stew recipe is similar to a Southwestern white chili. The refrigerated Alfredo sauce gives it a creamy texture.
This slow cooker stew recipe is brimming with beef, vegetables, and raisins in a zippy broth. Serve on its own or ladle over noodles if you wish.
High in nutritional value, kale adds an earthy flavor to this bean, bacon, and vegetable stew recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.