Share: Stew To cover food with liquid and slowly cook over low heat in a tightly covered pot. This cooking method tenderizes tough cuts of meat and allows flavors to blend. Featured Recipes Homemade Lentil Barley Stew “Green chilies and fresh ginger add zip to this thick meatless stew. It can be served as is or with a tablespoon of sour cream on top,” suggests Erin Monroe from Oviedo, Florida. Hearty Sausage Stew My daughters shared this recipe with me, and I've since shared it with many others. It fits the bill for economy of time and money. Plus, it tastes great! —Nellie Lamb, Muskogee, Oklahoma Garlic Mushroom French Beef Stew Special and sensational are words that come to mind to describe this stew. One bite and you'll know why. It makes a lot, but can easily be halved.—John Maxson, Mason City, Illinois Related Tips Cut-Up Chicken A broiler/fryer that has been cut into two breast halves, two thighs, two drumsticks and two… Shank End The narrow end of a ham. Knead To work dough by using a pressing and folding action to make it smooth and elastic.