Chef John’s Irish Pork Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 1/2 pound) boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle dark beer (such as Guinness®)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 12 Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes, or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, or to taste

Vegan Mexican Stew

Ingredients

  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 4 cubes vegetable bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 1 (29 ounce) can hominy, drained
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • salt and pepper to taste

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Stew

Ingredients

  • 4 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes
  • 10 medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 (8 ounce) package baby carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 (26 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 6 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen mixed vegetables

Directions

  1. Combine the chicken, potatoes, carrots, celery, chicken soup, chicken bouillon, garlic salt, celery salt, and black pepper in a slow cooker; cook on High for 5 hours.
  2. Stir the frozen mixed vegetables into the slow cooker, and cook 1 hour more.