The best part about this scrumptious dish is right in the name of the recipe–it's exceptionally easy to make. Just combine all of the ingredients, set your slow cooker for 8 hours, and serve this classic stew with a hunk crusty bread. This cook-out favorite can be made a day or so in advance of serving--the flavors grow more richly intense with time. If you refrigerate before serving, you can return the stew to your slow cooker and reheat, uncovered, over low heat--giving it an occasional stir--until warmed through.
9 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)
1. Combine all ingredients in a 7-quart electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 8 hours.
Flavor Tip: Experiment with different types of barbecue sauce. Each is unique and will lend a slightly different flavor to the stew. Watch out for high-sodium sauces, though. Some sauces are loaded with too much salt.