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 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 Venison Pepper Stew This flavorful stew works well with a variety of wild game. The meat turns out to be very tender and the sauce is thick, with a nice pepper presence. We like the stew on the hot side, so season to your taste. 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 Related Tips Quick-Cooking Rice Rice that has been partially precooked so it takes less time to cook than its regular-cooking… Simmer To cook liquids alone or a combination of ingredients with liquid just under the boiling point… Dice To cut foods into small cubes (1/8-inch to 1/4-inch cubes).