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.
This Moroccan spiced root vegetable stew with parsnips and squash (or sweet potatoes) is hearty, healthy, and delicious, not to mention easy to make in the slow cooker. If you use vegetable broth, it's also a great vegan meal. Read more.