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 Home-Style Stew My husband and I both work full time and we have three daughters, so good, quick meals are important. This stew works wonders. It always tastes great and is a regular menu item for us. —Marie Shanks, Terre Haute, Indiana 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 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. Related Tips Stock A long-simmered broth made from meat, poultry, fish and/or vegetables with herbs and spices. Extracts The distilled essential oils from plant materials, which are then dissolved in alcohol. Common… Drumstick The lower portion of the leg of chicken or turkey.