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.
This Greek-inspired recipe combines lamb prepared in the slow cooker with noodles and a savory, lemon-flavored sauce.
You thicken this slow cooker chicken chili recipe by slightly mashing the beans. If you like a thin broth, you could skip this step.
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.
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.
This easy recipe is a great way to try your hand at making tender homemade dumplings. Drop the cornmeal dumpling mixture over bubbly bean chili, let it simmer a bit, and serve.
Here's a low-fat soup that combines a plain yogurt mixture to lamb and vegetables for a delicious dinner recipe.
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.