Best Crock-Pot Stew Recipes
Vegetable Farro Stew with Figs and Pine Nuts
"I'm not a vegetarian," says chef Grant Achatz. "But at home I mainly eat grains and vegetables." His minimalist slow-cooker stew features farro, eggplant, artichokes and three kinds of pepper, and is sweetened with dried figs and raisins.
Slow Cooker Coconut Pork Curry
Grace Parisi cooks pork shoulder with bold ingredients like fresh ginger, garlic, curry powder, cumin and turmeric. The flavors intensify and penetrate the meat after four hours in the slow cooker.
Spring Lamb Stew
Here, white beans, tender artichoke hearts and a small amount of lamb shoulder come together in a healthy spring stew. As with most slow-cooked dishes, the flavor improves after a day or two in the refrigerator.
Slow Cooker Ham Hock and Chickpea Stew
F&W's Marcia Kiesel credits split pea soup, one of her favorites, as the inspiration for this hearty stew. Like split peas, chickpeas need to simmer for a long time, making them great for a slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Korean Beef Stew with Napa Cabbage and Pickles
Napa cabbage and thinly-sliced sour pickles add texture and tang to this hearty stew. Searing the pieces of beef chuck before putting them in the slow cooker gives the stew a rich flavor.
Slow Cooker Ethiopian-Spiced Chicken and Black Lentil Stew
In this intensely comforting spiced chicken and black lentil stew, bold ingredients like fresh ginger, garlic, tomatoes, and white wine simmer slowly with an Ethiopian spice blend called Berbere. The berbere spice blend can be substituted with an equal amount of Garam Masala for a very similar flavor profile in this dish.
Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja
This Cuban stew, featuring shredded flank steak, tomatoes and olives, can be made up to two days in advance.
Slow Cooker Mexican Pork and Tomatillo Stew
Make this classic Mexican dish in your slow cooker for ease and extra flavor.
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff with Garganelli Pasta
Like most stroganoffs, this one tastes even better when it cools in the sauce and is reheated and served the next day.