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Pork gains popularity on menus

Pork gains popularity on menus

Restaurants are offering pork more frequently on their menus, new research from Technomic finds.

Over the past year, menu mentions of pork have increased by 7 percent, according to the foodservice consulting group’s MenuMonitor database. The meat is being featured in appetizers, entrees and side dishes.

"Restaurants are using pork more often in main dishes and as an accompanying ingredient in menu items for various reasons," Bernadette Noone, director, Technomic MenuMonitor, said . "First, the higher cost of beef has made pork a nice substitute in combo dishes. Where customers were once seeing chicken and beef on the menu, they may now see more affordable chicken and pork dishes. The popularity of bacon is another key factor. For the last few years we've seen bacon-related menu items increase by over 7 percent annually."

Bacon, sausage and ham are the most common pork items that have been appearing on menus recently. Pork is also appearing more with other proteins, showing a 15-percent increase in shellfish dishes, 13-percent rise in chicken dishes and 8-percent increase in beef and burger dishes in the second quarter of 2011.

The use of pork also coincides with the trend of using rustic, natural ingredients. For instance, Chipotle uses naturally raised pork for its carnitas, and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants uses all-natural Iowa pork tenderloin medallions in a menu item that coats the meat with a maple, mustard and pretzel crust.

Here are some other new menu items from a variety of restaurants that use pork:

• BBQ Spare Ribs & Pork Roast, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

• Country Style Pork Cutlet, Max & Erma's

• Mojo Roast Pork, Pollo Tropical

• Red Beans & Rice with Andouille sausage, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar

• Wood Grilled Chorizo Sliders, Bahama Breeze

• Memphis BBQ Skins with pulled pork, Chili's Grill & Bar

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10 of Our Most Popular Stews and Braises

Stew and braising recipes took a big leap up in popularity this year, as more people embraced slow cookers as a great way to manage meals when life gets too busy. The low-and-slow braise needed to tenderize meat and meld flavors works perfectly in the slow cooker, although of course a Dutch oven and a low flame will do just as well.

Whatever your cooking method, these 10 stews and braises are our most popular — and for good reason. From all sorts of meat to some vegetarian favorites, we’ve got you covered.

1. Slow Cooker Pork and Cider Stew

A double dose of apple — chopped fruit and cider — give the savory stew a subtle sweet and tangy twist. I recommend serving it with a thick slice of bread to mop up all the extra sauce.

2. Root Vegetable Beef Stew with Mushroom and Spinach Polenta

This stew is the exact kind of comfort that January demands. It goes heavy on the vegetables for a slightly more wholesome spin on the winter classic.

3. Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

This is the dish that helped to usher in a new era of cooking in America back in the 1960s. Culture-shifting moments aside, Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon is iconic first and foremost because it’s so delicious. We updated things a little by bringing in the slow cooker for convenience. And while the classic pearl onions are optional here, go on and give them a try. It’s totally worth it!

4. Vegetarian Kale and Cannellini Bean Stew

With beans, dark leafy greens, and root vegetables at the helm, here is our favorite way to make an ultra-hearty vegetarian stew. Use leftover Parmesan rinds to give the broth an even deeper, richer flavor.

5. Lamb Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri lamb/mutton stew that’s starting to gain popularity outside of India. This Hindu version is without garlic (and lists the onions as optional) and is packed with fiery chile heat. Yogurt brings things into balance and offers some tang, while cardamom, clove, fennel, cinnamon, and black peppercorns lend complex spice.

6. Pork & Green Chile Stew (Chile Verde)

This popular New Mexican pork and green chile stew is the perfect candidate to make on a lazy Sunday and then live off of the rest of the week. It’s spicy, hearty, and gets better with time, so be sure to make it a few days in advance.

7. Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon

Braises are not necessarily for meat only, as this fabulous vegetarian dish reminds us. Chickpeas and spinach are slow-cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and a splash of lemon to finish. Serve it over a baked sweet potato and you have all your daily dose of veg in one sitting! Ease and innovation make this our most go-to vegetarian braise.

8. Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

This is a fascinating and tasty take on Jamie Oliver’s famous chicken cooked in milk recipe. It works because the long braising helps the sweet and pungent flavors of coconut milk, lemongrass, and star anise to penetrate the bird. A last-minute addition of greens quickly wilt down and the whole delicious mess is spooned over rice. No further explanation is needed as to why this one tops our charts!


10 of Our Most Popular Stews and Braises

Stew and braising recipes took a big leap up in popularity this year, as more people embraced slow cookers as a great way to manage meals when life gets too busy. The low-and-slow braise needed to tenderize meat and meld flavors works perfectly in the slow cooker, although of course a Dutch oven and a low flame will do just as well.

Whatever your cooking method, these 10 stews and braises are our most popular — and for good reason. From all sorts of meat to some vegetarian favorites, we’ve got you covered.

1. Slow Cooker Pork and Cider Stew

A double dose of apple — chopped fruit and cider — give the savory stew a subtle sweet and tangy twist. I recommend serving it with a thick slice of bread to mop up all the extra sauce.

2. Root Vegetable Beef Stew with Mushroom and Spinach Polenta

This stew is the exact kind of comfort that January demands. It goes heavy on the vegetables for a slightly more wholesome spin on the winter classic.

3. Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

This is the dish that helped to usher in a new era of cooking in America back in the 1960s. Culture-shifting moments aside, Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon is iconic first and foremost because it’s so delicious. We updated things a little by bringing in the slow cooker for convenience. And while the classic pearl onions are optional here, go on and give them a try. It’s totally worth it!

4. Vegetarian Kale and Cannellini Bean Stew

With beans, dark leafy greens, and root vegetables at the helm, here is our favorite way to make an ultra-hearty vegetarian stew. Use leftover Parmesan rinds to give the broth an even deeper, richer flavor.

5. Lamb Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri lamb/mutton stew that’s starting to gain popularity outside of India. This Hindu version is without garlic (and lists the onions as optional) and is packed with fiery chile heat. Yogurt brings things into balance and offers some tang, while cardamom, clove, fennel, cinnamon, and black peppercorns lend complex spice.

6. Pork & Green Chile Stew (Chile Verde)

This popular New Mexican pork and green chile stew is the perfect candidate to make on a lazy Sunday and then live off of the rest of the week. It’s spicy, hearty, and gets better with time, so be sure to make it a few days in advance.

7. Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon

Braises are not necessarily for meat only, as this fabulous vegetarian dish reminds us. Chickpeas and spinach are slow-cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and a splash of lemon to finish. Serve it over a baked sweet potato and you have all your daily dose of veg in one sitting! Ease and innovation make this our most go-to vegetarian braise.

8. Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

This is a fascinating and tasty take on Jamie Oliver’s famous chicken cooked in milk recipe. It works because the long braising helps the sweet and pungent flavors of coconut milk, lemongrass, and star anise to penetrate the bird. A last-minute addition of greens quickly wilt down and the whole delicious mess is spooned over rice. No further explanation is needed as to why this one tops our charts!


10 of Our Most Popular Stews and Braises

Stew and braising recipes took a big leap up in popularity this year, as more people embraced slow cookers as a great way to manage meals when life gets too busy. The low-and-slow braise needed to tenderize meat and meld flavors works perfectly in the slow cooker, although of course a Dutch oven and a low flame will do just as well.

Whatever your cooking method, these 10 stews and braises are our most popular — and for good reason. From all sorts of meat to some vegetarian favorites, we’ve got you covered.

1. Slow Cooker Pork and Cider Stew

A double dose of apple — chopped fruit and cider — give the savory stew a subtle sweet and tangy twist. I recommend serving it with a thick slice of bread to mop up all the extra sauce.

2. Root Vegetable Beef Stew with Mushroom and Spinach Polenta

This stew is the exact kind of comfort that January demands. It goes heavy on the vegetables for a slightly more wholesome spin on the winter classic.

3. Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

This is the dish that helped to usher in a new era of cooking in America back in the 1960s. Culture-shifting moments aside, Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon is iconic first and foremost because it’s so delicious. We updated things a little by bringing in the slow cooker for convenience. And while the classic pearl onions are optional here, go on and give them a try. It’s totally worth it!

4. Vegetarian Kale and Cannellini Bean Stew

With beans, dark leafy greens, and root vegetables at the helm, here is our favorite way to make an ultra-hearty vegetarian stew. Use leftover Parmesan rinds to give the broth an even deeper, richer flavor.

5. Lamb Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri lamb/mutton stew that’s starting to gain popularity outside of India. This Hindu version is without garlic (and lists the onions as optional) and is packed with fiery chile heat. Yogurt brings things into balance and offers some tang, while cardamom, clove, fennel, cinnamon, and black peppercorns lend complex spice.

6. Pork & Green Chile Stew (Chile Verde)

This popular New Mexican pork and green chile stew is the perfect candidate to make on a lazy Sunday and then live off of the rest of the week. It’s spicy, hearty, and gets better with time, so be sure to make it a few days in advance.

7. Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon

Braises are not necessarily for meat only, as this fabulous vegetarian dish reminds us. Chickpeas and spinach are slow-cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and a splash of lemon to finish. Serve it over a baked sweet potato and you have all your daily dose of veg in one sitting! Ease and innovation make this our most go-to vegetarian braise.

8. Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

This is a fascinating and tasty take on Jamie Oliver’s famous chicken cooked in milk recipe. It works because the long braising helps the sweet and pungent flavors of coconut milk, lemongrass, and star anise to penetrate the bird. A last-minute addition of greens quickly wilt down and the whole delicious mess is spooned over rice. No further explanation is needed as to why this one tops our charts!


10 of Our Most Popular Stews and Braises

Stew and braising recipes took a big leap up in popularity this year, as more people embraced slow cookers as a great way to manage meals when life gets too busy. The low-and-slow braise needed to tenderize meat and meld flavors works perfectly in the slow cooker, although of course a Dutch oven and a low flame will do just as well.

Whatever your cooking method, these 10 stews and braises are our most popular — and for good reason. From all sorts of meat to some vegetarian favorites, we’ve got you covered.

1. Slow Cooker Pork and Cider Stew

A double dose of apple — chopped fruit and cider — give the savory stew a subtle sweet and tangy twist. I recommend serving it with a thick slice of bread to mop up all the extra sauce.

2. Root Vegetable Beef Stew with Mushroom and Spinach Polenta

This stew is the exact kind of comfort that January demands. It goes heavy on the vegetables for a slightly more wholesome spin on the winter classic.

3. Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

This is the dish that helped to usher in a new era of cooking in America back in the 1960s. Culture-shifting moments aside, Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon is iconic first and foremost because it’s so delicious. We updated things a little by bringing in the slow cooker for convenience. And while the classic pearl onions are optional here, go on and give them a try. It’s totally worth it!

4. Vegetarian Kale and Cannellini Bean Stew

With beans, dark leafy greens, and root vegetables at the helm, here is our favorite way to make an ultra-hearty vegetarian stew. Use leftover Parmesan rinds to give the broth an even deeper, richer flavor.

5. Lamb Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri lamb/mutton stew that’s starting to gain popularity outside of India. This Hindu version is without garlic (and lists the onions as optional) and is packed with fiery chile heat. Yogurt brings things into balance and offers some tang, while cardamom, clove, fennel, cinnamon, and black peppercorns lend complex spice.

6. Pork & Green Chile Stew (Chile Verde)

This popular New Mexican pork and green chile stew is the perfect candidate to make on a lazy Sunday and then live off of the rest of the week. It’s spicy, hearty, and gets better with time, so be sure to make it a few days in advance.

7. Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon

Braises are not necessarily for meat only, as this fabulous vegetarian dish reminds us. Chickpeas and spinach are slow-cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and a splash of lemon to finish. Serve it over a baked sweet potato and you have all your daily dose of veg in one sitting! Ease and innovation make this our most go-to vegetarian braise.

8. Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

This is a fascinating and tasty take on Jamie Oliver’s famous chicken cooked in milk recipe. It works because the long braising helps the sweet and pungent flavors of coconut milk, lemongrass, and star anise to penetrate the bird. A last-minute addition of greens quickly wilt down and the whole delicious mess is spooned over rice. No further explanation is needed as to why this one tops our charts!


10 of Our Most Popular Stews and Braises

Stew and braising recipes took a big leap up in popularity this year, as more people embraced slow cookers as a great way to manage meals when life gets too busy. The low-and-slow braise needed to tenderize meat and meld flavors works perfectly in the slow cooker, although of course a Dutch oven and a low flame will do just as well.

Whatever your cooking method, these 10 stews and braises are our most popular — and for good reason. From all sorts of meat to some vegetarian favorites, we’ve got you covered.

1. Slow Cooker Pork and Cider Stew

A double dose of apple — chopped fruit and cider — give the savory stew a subtle sweet and tangy twist. I recommend serving it with a thick slice of bread to mop up all the extra sauce.

2. Root Vegetable Beef Stew with Mushroom and Spinach Polenta

This stew is the exact kind of comfort that January demands. It goes heavy on the vegetables for a slightly more wholesome spin on the winter classic.

3. Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

This is the dish that helped to usher in a new era of cooking in America back in the 1960s. Culture-shifting moments aside, Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon is iconic first and foremost because it’s so delicious. We updated things a little by bringing in the slow cooker for convenience. And while the classic pearl onions are optional here, go on and give them a try. It’s totally worth it!

4. Vegetarian Kale and Cannellini Bean Stew

With beans, dark leafy greens, and root vegetables at the helm, here is our favorite way to make an ultra-hearty vegetarian stew. Use leftover Parmesan rinds to give the broth an even deeper, richer flavor.

5. Lamb Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri lamb/mutton stew that’s starting to gain popularity outside of India. This Hindu version is without garlic (and lists the onions as optional) and is packed with fiery chile heat. Yogurt brings things into balance and offers some tang, while cardamom, clove, fennel, cinnamon, and black peppercorns lend complex spice.

6. Pork & Green Chile Stew (Chile Verde)

This popular New Mexican pork and green chile stew is the perfect candidate to make on a lazy Sunday and then live off of the rest of the week. It’s spicy, hearty, and gets better with time, so be sure to make it a few days in advance.

7. Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon

Braises are not necessarily for meat only, as this fabulous vegetarian dish reminds us. Chickpeas and spinach are slow-cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and a splash of lemon to finish. Serve it over a baked sweet potato and you have all your daily dose of veg in one sitting! Ease and innovation make this our most go-to vegetarian braise.

8. Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

This is a fascinating and tasty take on Jamie Oliver’s famous chicken cooked in milk recipe. It works because the long braising helps the sweet and pungent flavors of coconut milk, lemongrass, and star anise to penetrate the bird. A last-minute addition of greens quickly wilt down and the whole delicious mess is spooned over rice. No further explanation is needed as to why this one tops our charts!


10 of Our Most Popular Stews and Braises

Stew and braising recipes took a big leap up in popularity this year, as more people embraced slow cookers as a great way to manage meals when life gets too busy. The low-and-slow braise needed to tenderize meat and meld flavors works perfectly in the slow cooker, although of course a Dutch oven and a low flame will do just as well.

Whatever your cooking method, these 10 stews and braises are our most popular — and for good reason. From all sorts of meat to some vegetarian favorites, we’ve got you covered.

1. Slow Cooker Pork and Cider Stew

A double dose of apple — chopped fruit and cider — give the savory stew a subtle sweet and tangy twist. I recommend serving it with a thick slice of bread to mop up all the extra sauce.

2. Root Vegetable Beef Stew with Mushroom and Spinach Polenta

This stew is the exact kind of comfort that January demands. It goes heavy on the vegetables for a slightly more wholesome spin on the winter classic.

3. Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

This is the dish that helped to usher in a new era of cooking in America back in the 1960s. Culture-shifting moments aside, Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon is iconic first and foremost because it’s so delicious. We updated things a little by bringing in the slow cooker for convenience. And while the classic pearl onions are optional here, go on and give them a try. It’s totally worth it!

4. Vegetarian Kale and Cannellini Bean Stew

With beans, dark leafy greens, and root vegetables at the helm, here is our favorite way to make an ultra-hearty vegetarian stew. Use leftover Parmesan rinds to give the broth an even deeper, richer flavor.

5. Lamb Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri lamb/mutton stew that’s starting to gain popularity outside of India. This Hindu version is without garlic (and lists the onions as optional) and is packed with fiery chile heat. Yogurt brings things into balance and offers some tang, while cardamom, clove, fennel, cinnamon, and black peppercorns lend complex spice.

6. Pork & Green Chile Stew (Chile Verde)

This popular New Mexican pork and green chile stew is the perfect candidate to make on a lazy Sunday and then live off of the rest of the week. It’s spicy, hearty, and gets better with time, so be sure to make it a few days in advance.

7. Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon

Braises are not necessarily for meat only, as this fabulous vegetarian dish reminds us. Chickpeas and spinach are slow-cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and a splash of lemon to finish. Serve it over a baked sweet potato and you have all your daily dose of veg in one sitting! Ease and innovation make this our most go-to vegetarian braise.

8. Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

This is a fascinating and tasty take on Jamie Oliver’s famous chicken cooked in milk recipe. It works because the long braising helps the sweet and pungent flavors of coconut milk, lemongrass, and star anise to penetrate the bird. A last-minute addition of greens quickly wilt down and the whole delicious mess is spooned over rice. No further explanation is needed as to why this one tops our charts!


10 of Our Most Popular Stews and Braises

Stew and braising recipes took a big leap up in popularity this year, as more people embraced slow cookers as a great way to manage meals when life gets too busy. The low-and-slow braise needed to tenderize meat and meld flavors works perfectly in the slow cooker, although of course a Dutch oven and a low flame will do just as well.

Whatever your cooking method, these 10 stews and braises are our most popular — and for good reason. From all sorts of meat to some vegetarian favorites, we’ve got you covered.

1. Slow Cooker Pork and Cider Stew

A double dose of apple — chopped fruit and cider — give the savory stew a subtle sweet and tangy twist. I recommend serving it with a thick slice of bread to mop up all the extra sauce.

2. Root Vegetable Beef Stew with Mushroom and Spinach Polenta

This stew is the exact kind of comfort that January demands. It goes heavy on the vegetables for a slightly more wholesome spin on the winter classic.

3. Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

This is the dish that helped to usher in a new era of cooking in America back in the 1960s. Culture-shifting moments aside, Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon is iconic first and foremost because it’s so delicious. We updated things a little by bringing in the slow cooker for convenience. And while the classic pearl onions are optional here, go on and give them a try. It’s totally worth it!

4. Vegetarian Kale and Cannellini Bean Stew

With beans, dark leafy greens, and root vegetables at the helm, here is our favorite way to make an ultra-hearty vegetarian stew. Use leftover Parmesan rinds to give the broth an even deeper, richer flavor.

5. Lamb Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri lamb/mutton stew that’s starting to gain popularity outside of India. This Hindu version is without garlic (and lists the onions as optional) and is packed with fiery chile heat. Yogurt brings things into balance and offers some tang, while cardamom, clove, fennel, cinnamon, and black peppercorns lend complex spice.

6. Pork & Green Chile Stew (Chile Verde)

This popular New Mexican pork and green chile stew is the perfect candidate to make on a lazy Sunday and then live off of the rest of the week. It’s spicy, hearty, and gets better with time, so be sure to make it a few days in advance.

7. Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon

Braises are not necessarily for meat only, as this fabulous vegetarian dish reminds us. Chickpeas and spinach are slow-cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and a splash of lemon to finish. Serve it over a baked sweet potato and you have all your daily dose of veg in one sitting! Ease and innovation make this our most go-to vegetarian braise.

8. Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

This is a fascinating and tasty take on Jamie Oliver’s famous chicken cooked in milk recipe. It works because the long braising helps the sweet and pungent flavors of coconut milk, lemongrass, and star anise to penetrate the bird. A last-minute addition of greens quickly wilt down and the whole delicious mess is spooned over rice. No further explanation is needed as to why this one tops our charts!


10 of Our Most Popular Stews and Braises

Stew and braising recipes took a big leap up in popularity this year, as more people embraced slow cookers as a great way to manage meals when life gets too busy. The low-and-slow braise needed to tenderize meat and meld flavors works perfectly in the slow cooker, although of course a Dutch oven and a low flame will do just as well.

Whatever your cooking method, these 10 stews and braises are our most popular — and for good reason. From all sorts of meat to some vegetarian favorites, we’ve got you covered.

1. Slow Cooker Pork and Cider Stew

A double dose of apple — chopped fruit and cider — give the savory stew a subtle sweet and tangy twist. I recommend serving it with a thick slice of bread to mop up all the extra sauce.

2. Root Vegetable Beef Stew with Mushroom and Spinach Polenta

This stew is the exact kind of comfort that January demands. It goes heavy on the vegetables for a slightly more wholesome spin on the winter classic.

3. Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

This is the dish that helped to usher in a new era of cooking in America back in the 1960s. Culture-shifting moments aside, Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon is iconic first and foremost because it’s so delicious. We updated things a little by bringing in the slow cooker for convenience. And while the classic pearl onions are optional here, go on and give them a try. It’s totally worth it!

4. Vegetarian Kale and Cannellini Bean Stew

With beans, dark leafy greens, and root vegetables at the helm, here is our favorite way to make an ultra-hearty vegetarian stew. Use leftover Parmesan rinds to give the broth an even deeper, richer flavor.

5. Lamb Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri lamb/mutton stew that’s starting to gain popularity outside of India. This Hindu version is without garlic (and lists the onions as optional) and is packed with fiery chile heat. Yogurt brings things into balance and offers some tang, while cardamom, clove, fennel, cinnamon, and black peppercorns lend complex spice.

6. Pork & Green Chile Stew (Chile Verde)

This popular New Mexican pork and green chile stew is the perfect candidate to make on a lazy Sunday and then live off of the rest of the week. It’s spicy, hearty, and gets better with time, so be sure to make it a few days in advance.

7. Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon

Braises are not necessarily for meat only, as this fabulous vegetarian dish reminds us. Chickpeas and spinach are slow-cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and a splash of lemon to finish. Serve it over a baked sweet potato and you have all your daily dose of veg in one sitting! Ease and innovation make this our most go-to vegetarian braise.

8. Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

This is a fascinating and tasty take on Jamie Oliver’s famous chicken cooked in milk recipe. It works because the long braising helps the sweet and pungent flavors of coconut milk, lemongrass, and star anise to penetrate the bird. A last-minute addition of greens quickly wilt down and the whole delicious mess is spooned over rice. No further explanation is needed as to why this one tops our charts!


10 of Our Most Popular Stews and Braises

Stew and braising recipes took a big leap up in popularity this year, as more people embraced slow cookers as a great way to manage meals when life gets too busy. The low-and-slow braise needed to tenderize meat and meld flavors works perfectly in the slow cooker, although of course a Dutch oven and a low flame will do just as well.

Whatever your cooking method, these 10 stews and braises are our most popular — and for good reason. From all sorts of meat to some vegetarian favorites, we’ve got you covered.

1. Slow Cooker Pork and Cider Stew

A double dose of apple — chopped fruit and cider — give the savory stew a subtle sweet and tangy twist. I recommend serving it with a thick slice of bread to mop up all the extra sauce.

2. Root Vegetable Beef Stew with Mushroom and Spinach Polenta

This stew is the exact kind of comfort that January demands. It goes heavy on the vegetables for a slightly more wholesome spin on the winter classic.

3. Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

This is the dish that helped to usher in a new era of cooking in America back in the 1960s. Culture-shifting moments aside, Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon is iconic first and foremost because it’s so delicious. We updated things a little by bringing in the slow cooker for convenience. And while the classic pearl onions are optional here, go on and give them a try. It’s totally worth it!

4. Vegetarian Kale and Cannellini Bean Stew

With beans, dark leafy greens, and root vegetables at the helm, here is our favorite way to make an ultra-hearty vegetarian stew. Use leftover Parmesan rinds to give the broth an even deeper, richer flavor.

5. Lamb Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri lamb/mutton stew that’s starting to gain popularity outside of India. This Hindu version is without garlic (and lists the onions as optional) and is packed with fiery chile heat. Yogurt brings things into balance and offers some tang, while cardamom, clove, fennel, cinnamon, and black peppercorns lend complex spice.

6. Pork & Green Chile Stew (Chile Verde)

This popular New Mexican pork and green chile stew is the perfect candidate to make on a lazy Sunday and then live off of the rest of the week. It’s spicy, hearty, and gets better with time, so be sure to make it a few days in advance.

7. Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon

Braises are not necessarily for meat only, as this fabulous vegetarian dish reminds us. Chickpeas and spinach are slow-cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and a splash of lemon to finish. Serve it over a baked sweet potato and you have all your daily dose of veg in one sitting! Ease and innovation make this our most go-to vegetarian braise.

8. Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

This is a fascinating and tasty take on Jamie Oliver’s famous chicken cooked in milk recipe. It works because the long braising helps the sweet and pungent flavors of coconut milk, lemongrass, and star anise to penetrate the bird. A last-minute addition of greens quickly wilt down and the whole delicious mess is spooned over rice. No further explanation is needed as to why this one tops our charts!


10 of Our Most Popular Stews and Braises

Stew and braising recipes took a big leap up in popularity this year, as more people embraced slow cookers as a great way to manage meals when life gets too busy. The low-and-slow braise needed to tenderize meat and meld flavors works perfectly in the slow cooker, although of course a Dutch oven and a low flame will do just as well.

Whatever your cooking method, these 10 stews and braises are our most popular — and for good reason. From all sorts of meat to some vegetarian favorites, we’ve got you covered.

1. Slow Cooker Pork and Cider Stew

A double dose of apple — chopped fruit and cider — give the savory stew a subtle sweet and tangy twist. I recommend serving it with a thick slice of bread to mop up all the extra sauce.

2. Root Vegetable Beef Stew with Mushroom and Spinach Polenta

This stew is the exact kind of comfort that January demands. It goes heavy on the vegetables for a slightly more wholesome spin on the winter classic.

3. Slow-Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

This is the dish that helped to usher in a new era of cooking in America back in the 1960s. Culture-shifting moments aside, Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon is iconic first and foremost because it’s so delicious. We updated things a little by bringing in the slow cooker for convenience. And while the classic pearl onions are optional here, go on and give them a try. It’s totally worth it!

4. Vegetarian Kale and Cannellini Bean Stew

With beans, dark leafy greens, and root vegetables at the helm, here is our favorite way to make an ultra-hearty vegetarian stew. Use leftover Parmesan rinds to give the broth an even deeper, richer flavor.

5. Lamb Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh is a Kashmiri lamb/mutton stew that’s starting to gain popularity outside of India. This Hindu version is without garlic (and lists the onions as optional) and is packed with fiery chile heat. Yogurt brings things into balance and offers some tang, while cardamom, clove, fennel, cinnamon, and black peppercorns lend complex spice.

6. Pork & Green Chile Stew (Chile Verde)

This popular New Mexican pork and green chile stew is the perfect candidate to make on a lazy Sunday and then live off of the rest of the week. It’s spicy, hearty, and gets better with time, so be sure to make it a few days in advance.

7. Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon

Braises are not necessarily for meat only, as this fabulous vegetarian dish reminds us. Chickpeas and spinach are slow-cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and a splash of lemon to finish. Serve it over a baked sweet potato and you have all your daily dose of veg in one sitting! Ease and innovation make this our most go-to vegetarian braise.

8. Chicken in Coconut Milk with Lemongrass

This is a fascinating and tasty take on Jamie Oliver’s famous chicken cooked in milk recipe. It works because the long braising helps the sweet and pungent flavors of coconut milk, lemongrass, and star anise to penetrate the bird. A last-minute addition of greens quickly wilt down and the whole delicious mess is spooned over rice. No further explanation is needed as to why this one tops our charts!


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