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: 3.19 stars
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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.

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.
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Creamy Lentil Stew

Give lentil soup a refreshing twist with red, pink, or yellow varieties. After a simmer with garlic, ginger, thyme, and cinnamon, blend a third of the stew and pour it back in along with some coconut milk to to add body and richness.
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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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Emeril's Braised Chicken Thighs

Rating: 3.5 stars
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"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: 3.7 stars
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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.

Slow-Cooker Persian Lamb Stew

Lamb shoulder is a very forgiving cut that's ideal for braising in a slow cooker. Here, it's amped up with Middle Eastern ingredients including dried lime and saffron. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker" (Clarkson Potter).

Jimmy Fallon's Crock-Pot Chili

Rating: 3.39 stars
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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.

Ratatouille

Rating: 3.59 stars
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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.

Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken and Beans

Rating: 3.8 stars
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For a hearty dinner of fix-and-forget chicken stew, use a high-quality salsa to save time without skimping on flavor; choose a jar with a short ingredient list. This chicken recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker" (Clarkson Potter).

30-Minute Chili

Rating: 3.42 stars
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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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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Vegetarian Chili

Rating: 3.42 stars
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A variety of vegetables, a rich tomato base, and just the right amount of spice make this vegetarian chili a satisfying option in only 35 minutes. Vegetarians will ask for this chili again and again. You may even convert meat lovers to vegetarian chili!