Hungarian Beef StewThis hearty stew makes enough to go around, but if you find yourself with leftovers, this stew freezes really well. Simply freeze serving-size portions of stew in zip-top freezer bags.
Beef Burgundy StewA trip to France and Voila! This meaty, French-inspired stew takes the award for hearty with simmering sliced carrots, chopped onions, and wine-marinated beef.
Classic Slow Cooker Beef StewA nutty dark beer adds richness and depth to the stew. Be careful not to choose a beer that's super-hoppy; it will taste too bitter. To get 2 pounds of trimmed meat, you'll probably need to purchase a 2 1/2-pound roast.
Mushroom, Beef, and Bacon StewYou can use just about any mushroom you like for this stew (or a mix of varieties), as long as you add the more delicate ones during the last hour of cooking.
Flemish Beef and Beer StewThis hearty beef stew features thick-cut bacon and cider vinegar for a delicious and flavorful experience.
Beef Marsala StewThis is an ideal recipe for the slow cooker, where gentle, prolonged cooking turns tough beef into tender bites. Serve the stew over a mound of Fluffy Mashed Potatoes.
Red Wine Beef StewRed wine makes just as delicious a companion to beef on the stove as it does in the wine glass. This traditional beef stew takes just 20 minutes to prepare, plus an additional three hours to simmer. Fresh vegetables like mushrooms, baby carrots, and turnips add bulk to this simple stew.
Beef and Guinness StewHeavy Guinness Draught may not be for most American beer drinkers, but it pairs wonderfully with boneless chuck roast in this hearty stew. Raisins and sliced carrots add a hint of sweetness, while winter root vegetables like turnips and parsnips keep this stew humble.
Classic Beef StewOne of the great things about stews is that the low-and-slow cooking makes even the toughest cuts of meat fork-tender. This stew calls for bottom round, a lean but tough cut of beef. Tomato paste, dry red wine, beef broth, dried thyme, a bay leaf, and an assortment of vegetables round out the dish. Since this recipe makes 8 to 10 servings, it's perfect for casual entertaining or freezing extra portions for a later date.
West African Beef, Plantain, and Okra StewWhile not nearly as sweet as bananas, plantains do have a sweet flavor. In this soup we keep that sweetness at bay by using firm plantains with green skins rather than riper brown-skinned ones--the sugars will have not yet developed, so the fruit will add starchy body to the soup without too much sweetness.
Beef Stew in Spicy Berbere SauceThis Ethiopian-inspired beef stew features make-your-own berbere, a classic Ethiopian spice mixture that calls for a number of pungent spices, including paprika, cayenne, cumin, fenugreek, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and allspice. Typical beef stew ingredients, such as onions, tomatoes, and red wine keep the rest of this recipe simple. Plus, it takes a little less time than other beef stews, at just 2 hours and 20 minutes prep and cook time.
Chinese-Style Beef, Sweet Potato, and Bok Choy StewWhile most beef stews require several hours to cook, this 35-minute Asian-inspired stew is perfect for busy weeknights. Traditional Chinese ingredients like fresh ginger, five-spice powder, soy sauce, and baby bok choy add great flavor and make this stew a wonderful alternative to the classic American vesions.
Beef Daube ProvençalLike many beef stews, this recipe calls for red wine, carrots, chopped onion, beef broth, and tomatoes, but fresh rosemary and fresh thyme really punch up the flavor. Serve over cooked egg noodles and pair with a whole-grain baguette and simple green salad for a truly satisfying - yet simple - meal.
Paprika Short-rib Beef StewLooking for a beef stew that stands out from the crowd? Try this spicy recipe featuring bone-in beef short ribs instead of traditional beef stew meat. Thick-cut bacon, beer, and chopped potatoes make this stew a real crowd-pleaser. Serve with buttered, crusty bread and a green salad.
Hearty Beef and Potato StewThis one-dish meal is a simple, make-ahead family favorite. Make the beef stew the night before, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate; reheat single servings in the microwave or a slow cooker set on HIGH the next day. To save prep time, use bottled peeled fresh garlic.
Crock Pot Beef StewLet the crock pot do the work for you with this delicious and hearty beef stew.
Hearty Beef and Stout StewA bowl of Hearty Beef and Stout Stew is a comforting choice for a cozy, winter supper. We use a slightly bitter, dark beer to cut through the richness of the stew. After simmering, the beer loses its edge and adds deep, roasted flavors that typically come from a slow braise.
Classic Beef StewAt just around 300 calories per serving, this beef stew is low on calories while still being hearty and satisfying.
Italian Beef StewMake a hearty Italian-inspired stew recipe for dinner tonight. This one-dish meal is sure to satisfy.
Hearty Beef Stews