Stew Recipes

In chilly days, nothing is better than a warm plate of a delicious stew. Find here a variety of beef, chicken, and pork stews, as well as vegetable versions without any meat, all with many easy recipes made in the slow cooker!

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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.

Emeril's Braised Chicken Thighs

Rating: 3.5 stars 176
"When I'm preparing this dish, it's all I can do to wait until it's finished simmering to get a taste of the awesome gravy. You've simply gotta cook some rice to eat with this, no doubt about it." Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril 20-40-60 Fresh Food Fast".

Chicken Fricassee (Fricassee de Poulet a L'Ancienne)

Rating: 3.5 stars 430
Also see our step-by-step photo tutorial for making Chicken Fricassee. A fricassee is halfway between a saute and a stew. A true classic -- with as many variations as there are grandmothers in France -- it relies on humble ingredients and just a single pot. It's the original French comfort food: simmered chicken with hearty vegetables in a rich, silky sauce. And almost as satisfying as the dish itself is having our one-pot master recipe in your repertoire.

Weeknight Vegetarian Chili

Weeknight comfort foods like this one-pan quick chili are a great entryway into eating a more plant-based diet. Switching from a pot to a skillet slashed the cooking time in half for this recipe, and the wider pan surface lets spices and aromatics meld quickly for deep complexity.
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Cauliflower-and-Lentil Stew with Onion Relish

This fresh take on lentil stew combines the warming spices of garam masala, ginger, and fire-roasted tomatoes with cauliflower, red lentils, and baby kale. A zesty onion relish brightens up this vegan bowl that will keep bellies warm and full on a chilly night.
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Ratatouille

Rating: 3.5 stars 439
This hearty ratatouille is a country dish from the Provence region of France that's an easy mix of seasonal vegetables, garlic, and olive oil.

Black-Bean and Sweet-Potato Stew

This satisfying vegetarian stew is ready in about an hour—and more than half that time is hands-off. Opting for canned beans instead of dried put this recipe on the fast-track, and velvety, earthy sweet potatoes, nutty quinoa, and smoky chipotle peppers provided complexity and depth without the need for an all-day simmer. 
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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.
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Vegetarian Gumbo

No one will miss the meat in this satisfying stew (it's also vegan!). It starts with a roux and the holy trinity of onion, celery, and bell pepper, then calls for both fresh ingredients (okra and yellow squash) and canned (tomatoes and black-eyed peas).

Cannellini-Bean and Greens Stew

Half of the beans are mashed while the rest are left whole, giving this hearty one-pot stew a wonderfully chunky texture. Toasted ciabatta flavored with sage and garlic makes the perfect accompaniment.

Half-Hour Chicken Gumbo

Rating: 3.5 stars 594
Rely on rotisserie chicken, smoked spicy sausage, and frozen okra from the store to stack up flavors in our quick rendition of a classic Cajun stew.

Golden Dal with Gingered Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes mingle with ginger, shallots, and cumin atop this Indian-inspired red-lentil stew spiced with sunny turmeric.
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Coq au Vin
Rating: 3.5 stars 52

In this classic French recipe, the wine in coq au vin mellows into a luxuriously rich, velvety sauce punctuated by smoky bacon. Earthy mushrooms envelope each piece of tender chicken—no wonder it's such a crowd-pleasing dinner option.