15+ Hearty Beef Stew Recipes
The best way to warm up on a cold night? A big ole' bowl of steamy, savory beef stew. These takes on the dish will keep you full and cozy all season long.
Classic Beef Stew
You can't go wrong with a classic beef stew. Brown your beef, chop your veggies, then toss everything in a pot and let the smell of stew fill your house for a couple hours while you cuddle up and watch a movie.
Recipe: Try our Classic Beef Stew
Turkish Beef Stew
Cinnamon and cloves give this dish warm Turkish flavor, and classic buttered egg noodles as a filling, savory touch.
Recipe: Try our Turkish Beef Stew
Beef Stew with Red Wine & Carrots
Need a way to freshen up the batch of classic beef stew you froze a while back? Sprinkle parsley on top. This quick addition brings bright flavor to the dish and makes it feel brand new.
Recipe: Try our Beef Stew with Red Wine & Carrots
Beef & Barley Stew
Beef up your beef stew with barley, a grain whose slightly nutty flavor and chewy texture will give your stew a subtle earthy twist and keep you full for hours.
Recipe: Try our Beef & Barley Stew
Spanish Beef Stew
Yellow rice, bell pepper, olives, and Spanish paprika all combine to give this stew a Spanish twist—a perfect pair for a glass of red wine.
Recipe: Try our Spanish Beef Stew
Beef Stew with Buttered Egg Noodles
If you're looking for a stew that only slightly strays from tradition, try this dish. It's your go-to beef stew sweetened slightly with brown sugar and cocoa powder (yep!) and ladled over perfectly cooked butter noodles. Sweet, savory, and gone in minutes.
Recipe: Try our Beef Stew with Buttered Egg Noodles
Moroccan Brisket Stew
There are a lot of things to love about this stew: a soft bed of fluffy couscous, tender wine-braised brisket, a sweet touch of apricot. But the best part is you can make up a big batch of the brisket, freeze it, then toss together this dish in minutes any night of the week.
Recipe: Try our Moroccan Brisket Stew
Potato-Topped Beef Stew
As if beef stew wasn't soul-satisfying enough, we added slightly sweet butternut squash and crispy tots to the mix. It's like nostalgia in a bowl.
Recipe: Try our Potato-Topped Beef Stew Recipe
It's got a plain name, but the flavor of this stew is extraordinary. In addition to all the classic stew fixin's, this one's got bacon, cremini mushrooms, pearl onions, and a mix of herbs. The description alone is drool-worthy.
Recipe: Try our Beef Stew
Irish Beef Stew
This cup o' stew calls for hanger steak and a bottle of Guinness. If that's not Irish enough for you, there are also peas mixed in and crusty bread for serving. Enjoy with a Guinness to complete the aesthetic.
Recipe: Try our Irish Beef Stew
Beef Stew & Egg Noodles with Horseradish Cream
Need another simple way to take basic beef stew up a notch? Spoon leftover Classic Beef Stew onto buttered egg noodles and top with a sour cream-horseradish sauce and fresh marjoram. Voila! You have a new dish in a few easy steps.
Recipe: Try our Beef Stew & Egg Noodles with Horseradish Cream
Beef Stew Calzones
Did we just turn beef stew into a bread-y, hands-on meal? Heck yeah we did, and you'll be grateful for it the minute you bite into these crispy calzones. Trust us.
Recipe: Try our Beef Stew Calzones
Hungarian Meatball Stew
Something about meatballs feels so comforting. Take that coziness to a new level by serving meatballs in a thick sauce over butter noodles. It'll have the whole family going back for seconds.
Recipe: Try our Hungarian Meatball Stew
Beef & Beer Stew
This stew's got alllll the good stuff in it: 5 pounds of brisket, 4 pounds of onions, 3 pounds of potatoes, and a bottle of beer. And with eight servings, you're sure to have plenty of yeasty, meaty leftovers to take to work the next week.
Recipe: Try our Beef & Beer Stew
Slow-Cooker Beef & Potato Stew
Slow-cooker meals are always a good idea, especially for those winter nights when it gets dark at 5 p.m. and just the thought of cooking after work makes you tired. Toss this together in the morning, and return home a perfectly cooked stew.
Recipe: Try our Slow-Cooker Beef & Potato Stew
Spiced Moroccan Beef Bowl
A little sick of that leftover beef stew? Transform it into a grain bowl with farro, roasted squash, and a variety of spices and herbs. Delicious dinner, minimal effort—that's the way we like it.
Recipe: Try our Spiced Moroccan Beef Bowl