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 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 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 Roaster A chicken between 3 and 5 months old that weighs 5 to 7 pounds. Cube To cut foods into 1/2-inch to 1-inch square pieces. Semifirm Cheese Aged cheese with a firm texture but not crumbly like hard cheese.