Why stew? Who makes stews anymore? Well, I do, they are fun to make, you can use the slow cooker or your oven and they always taste amazing! I do like to caramelize my onions when using, if using other vegetables, such as carrots, turnip etc, I also give them a quick sauté before hand. I am using red wine in this recipe, but this can easily be replaced by stock or water, no worries.