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.

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Beef Stew

Rating: 3 stars 2254
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.

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.

Jimmy Fallon's Crock-Pot Chili

Rating: 3.5 stars 1918
This easy Crock-Pot chili recipe is courtesy of comedian Jimmy Fallon.

Beef Shin and Carrot Stew

Our hearty Beef Shin and Carrot Stew has some Irish roots—it gets its depth of flavor from stout, and is a perfect dish to serve to warm up a March afternoon when the passing season's chill lingers.

Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada

Rating: 3.5 stars 288
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.

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.

Easy Beef Stew with Noodles

Rating: 3.5 stars 119
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.

Hearty Beef Stew

Rating: 3 stars 307
5 minutes of prep for a rich, wholesome stew? You can't beat that.

30-Minute Chili

Rating: 3.5 stars 647
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.

Beef Bourguignon

Rating: 3.5 stars 150
This hearty French-style stew is a classic combination of wine, garlic, and onion. Serve Beef Bourguignon with boiled or roasted new potatoes.

Slow-Cooker Beef and Tomato Stew

Rating: 3.5 stars 500
Nothing hits the spot on a chilly winter night like a hearty bowl of stew. Boost the feel-good factor with this lighter version.

Inspiration and Ideas

Brisket and Potato Stew
Rating: Unrated 41
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.
Spiced Beef Stew with Carrots and Chickpeas
This hearty dinner recipe combines beef with bell pepper, carrots, chickpeas, and Ethiopian berbere seasoning—a spice blend of up to twenty ingredients including chile, paprika, ginger, and garlic. The result is a fragrant stew that will perk up winter palates and delight the senses. To soak up every delicious drop, serve it over a bed of fluffy couscous.
Light and Bright Beef Stew

With leeks, parsnips, dill, and white wine rather than red, this is not your typical beef stew. It's fresher and brighter and altogether brothier, an early spring recipe that's still comfort food but just right for shoulder season when the promise of warmer days is right around the corner.