Having become bored with our usual stew recipe, which consists of stew beef, potatoes, carrots, and onions, daisy_knotwise suggested some changes and I suggested a few more. The net result was that as we near the end of the cooking process, we add a small jar of chunky salsa to the mix, along with a can of the Green Giant low-water kernel corn, which happily turns out to be quite crisp. That is then mixed in well and allowed to cook long enough that everything that was just added is heated through.
The results are pretty tasty in our opinion. It's not quite Brunswick Stew, but it's leaning in that direction.