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.
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.
Slow-Cooker Beef and Tomato Stew
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
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
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.