Hearty Winter Stew

“Hearty winter stew is slow-cooked on the stove but I think it will also work in a crockpot on low increasing the cooking time to at least 8-10 hours. This hearty soup is delicious is hearty whole wheat bread or popovers. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (October 1987)”
8hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken, beef and bones in a 12-quart pot, adding enough water to cover and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until meat is tender (2 1/2- 3 hours).
  3. Remove chicken and beef. Let cool and cut meat and chicken off bones, discarding skin and bones.
  4. Strain stock. (can be prepared one day ahead to this point), cover and refrigerate in two containers (beef and chicken in one and stock in another. Degrease stock before continuing).
  5. Degrease stock and bring to a boil in dutch oven.
  6. Cut chicken and beef into small (1/2 inch) pieces and add to stock.
  7. Add vegetables (potatoes- tomatoes) to pan.
  8. Reduce heat, simmer stirring occassionally for 6-7 hours (or turn into a crockpot on low for 8-10 hours).
  9. Season with salt, pepper, and pepper sauce.
  10. Garnish with cilantro or parsley, if desired.

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