The weather is getting chilly, but the dishes are getting steamy. Now it's time to pull out the stew pot to make something warm and hearty. One of my favorite stews is pollo guisado. It's very easy to make. It includes pieces of chicken, carrots, and potatoes. An awesome thing about stews is that they are often inexpensive to make. Oh, by the way, you can always serve these stews with rice!
Cool fact: I love cooking stews and soups from scratch! I eat them all year long, including the summer.
Oh, this is good. The best (money-saving) way to make this is to buy a whole chicken and chop it up yourself. But if you can't or refuse to do that -- you can just get chicken that's already (kinda) chopped up like chicken breasts or leg quarters. Along with chicken, this is cooked with a tomato sauce base, vegetables, cilantro, potatoes, and the magical sofrito. This stew usually has large chunks of meat and vegetables. It's definitely hearty.
This stew is traditionally made with meat (beef), onions, peppers, corn on the cob, plantains, ect. You can always make this meatless and leave out the beef. This stew has very large pieces of everything. Hungry? This will definitely fill you up!
Here's the vegan-friendly recipe! HERE
This is super easy to make - just as most strews and soups are. For this recipe you're going to need beef stew meat, onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots, and sazon. It's good at medium heat for about an hour.
Make it romantic, and make your lovey-dovey a romantic dinner. Recipe is HERE
Yeah, you heard right. These are drunk beans. They are slowly cooked for several hours to give a thick, hearty stew. This stew is also made with pieces of bacon, which gives the perfect smoky flavor. It's a fusion dish that has both a Mexican and Texas influence.
Check out the recipe HERE
This probably one of the best things I've ever had. When I first had Feijoada, I fell in love with the dish and I fell in love with the Brasilian cuisine. It's a meat and bean stew that's slowly cooked. There are chunks of pork and beef that makes this a meaty stew.
You can read about my experience HERE
Looking for something vegetarian? Yeah, I got you. This is a beans stew that may also be served with rice. It's made with pink beans, onions, peppers, sofrito, sazon, Spanish olives, and bay leaves. For this recipe, you may also use red kidney beans.
Get the cookin' started! Here's the RECIPE