Slow-cooked beef and green chile stew, from The Perfect Pantry
One of the first recipes I made in my first slow cooker remains one of my favorites, this slow-cooked beef and green chile stew from The Perfect Pantry. Like all slow cooker recipes, you can make it on the stove top in a heavy Dutch oven, so unless you have no cans of green chile peppers in your pantry (gasp!), nothing should stop you from making this stew. The peppers mellow with long and slow cooking, and the meat practically falls apart. Serve it over rice or pasta.