This hearty beef stew is easy, but not lazy. Braising the meat in red wine and beef broth for an hour before adding the carrots and potatoes ensures the vegetables are tender, not mushy. Frozen peas stirred in at the end add a pop of color and freshness. Get the recipe.
Beef stew may be easy to make, but having it come out flavorful is a whole other story. Lisa Lavery of the CHOW Test Kitchen shows you how to build the flavor as you cook in this episode of The Easiest Way, using our Easy Beef Stew recipe as a guide.
Marinating chicken for baking or grilling is easy, and you don't need a bottle from the grocery store to do it. In this video recipe, CHOW Food Editor Amy Wisniewski uses our Asian-Marinated Baked Chicken recipe to show you how to make a great weeknight meal.