This simple recipe serves a crowd and will make folks think you slaved over a smoker all day long. The meat is slathered with delicious spices and seasonings and kept overnight in the fridge. The next day, it gets transferred to the slow cooker, and that’s it!
Here’s an easy one for you. Steep chicken broth with aromatics, strain, add the rest of the ingredients, and simmer briefly. This soup is spicy—if you need to make a milder version, either remove the seeds from the chiles or don’t include them at all.
This dish is a timeless classic, but the key to making this humble beef stew outstanding
is using both good- quality beef and good red wine. Use a drinkable wine rather than anything labeled “cooking” wine. Serve this dish with buttered noodles, rice, or a loaf of warm, crusty bread.