It doesn't get easier than this. Slow cooking is one of the best cooking methods for beans and stews. You simply cook on the stovetop or in a slow cooker at very low temperatures (175°F–200°F) for long periods of time. Investing in a slow cooker will make your weekly meals a breeze. Want to give slow cooking a try? We have a bunch of recipes for the slow cooker on our website. Hungry for some chili? Try these recipes. What dish do you think is best cooked slowly?