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
Two simple steps is all it takes to make this comforting, classic beef stew recipe. We skip browning the meat and instead use tomato paste and balsamic vinegar to amp up the flavor. This recipe also works well in the slow cooker if you prefer.

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.

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.

Jimmy Fallon's Crock-Pot Chili

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

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.

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.

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Rating: 3 stars 134
A classic, the slow braise renders beef stew meat mouth-wateringly tender.

Picadillo-Style Chili

Spiced not spicy, our Spanish-style beef chili is light on tomatoes but big on flavor with cumin, cinnamon, and poblanos. It's served with almonds, olives, and currants that take it to the next level of deliciousness.

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 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 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.

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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Irish Beef and Stout Stew
Rating: Unrated 325
Warm up with a comforting bowl of this easy freezer-friendly Irish Beef-Stout Stew.
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.
Hearty Beef Stew
Rating: 3 stars 307

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