Beef Stew Recipes

Simple comfort food at its finest! Whether you use your slow cooker, stove top, or oven, hearty beef stew is just the thing to serve when the temperatures start falling. It's healthy, easy to make, and packed with flavor.

Staff Picks

Easy Beef Chili

No beans in this hearty ground beef-based chili! The meat is cooked with aromatics, then amped up with fire-roasted tomatoes, chili powder, and cocoa.

Beef Stew

Rating: 3.19 stars
You can make this beef stew in the oven or a slow cooker. Either way, in two simple steps, you will have a warming, wholesome, and wonderfully flavorful meal.

Classic Beef Stew

Aromatic and satisfying, a comforting bowl of beef stew always hits the mark on extra chilly nights. Here, seared pieces of marbled beef simmer away until fall-apart-tender in broth, with punchy aromatics added to it like tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, red wine, and fire-roasted tomatoes for a subtle smokiness.

Hearty Beef Stew

Rating: 3 stars
5 minutes of prep for a rich, wholesome stew? You can't beat that.

Jimmy Fallon's Crock-Pot Chili

Rating: 3.39 stars
This easy Crock-Pot chili recipe is courtesy of comedian Jimmy Fallon.

Slow-Cooker Sicilian-Style Beef Stew

For the best flavor, season the meat with salt and pepper the night before and store, covered, in the refrigerator.

30-Minute Chili

Rating: 3.42 stars
This easy chili recipe makes eight one-cup servings; if you reserve half, you'll also have enough for four servings of our Cheesy Hash-Brown Bake, a stick-to-your-ribs meal for later in the week.

Irish Beef and Stout Stew

Rating: 3.41 stars
Warm up with a comforting bowl of this easy freezer-friendly Irish Beef-Stout Stew.

Slow-Cooker Beef and Tomato Stew

Rating: 3.56 stars
Nothing hits the spot on a chilly winter night like a hearty bowl of stew. Boost the feel-good factor with this lighter version.

Beef, Pumpkin, and Shiitake Soup

This deceptively simple recipe is inspired by flavors from around the world: from Vietnamese pho to a rustic French stew to the famous oxtail soups from the Caribbean. When the beef chuck or neck bones are fork-tender, you add the vegetables that won't need long to cook. Fresh basil and a splash of fish sauce are not to be skipped—the latter adds an exceptional hint of umami flavor.

Easy Beef Stew with Noodles

Rating: 3.6 stars
Affordable chuck roast is a great choice for stews because it becomes tender and flavorful as it simmers. Cutting the meat into small pieces shortens the cooking time.

Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada

Rating: 3.62 stars
Beef simmered with garlic and peppers in a thick tomato sauce makes for a warm and satisfying dinner. A slow cooker turns a less expensive cut of meat into a flavorful stew. Serve it in flour tortillas or spoon over rice.

Inspiration and Ideas

Beef Chili
Rating: Unrated
Serve this chunky sirloin version of chili in a tin cup, for a dish that warms not only the stomach but also the hands.
Beef Bourguignon
Rating: Unrated
This hearty French-style stew is a classic combination of wine, garlic, and onion. Serve Beef Bourguignon with boiled or roasted new potatoes.

Brisket and Potato Stew

Rating: 4 stars

Our slow-cooker beef brisket is the star of this warming one-pot stew. The braised meat lends this soup long-simmered flavor in a fraction of the time.