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.

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.

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.

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".

Half-Hour Chicken Gumbo

Rating: 3.59 stars
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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.

New Orleans-Style Shrimp and Rice

Rating: 3.45 stars
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This quick-cooking New Orleans classic is spicy and hearty—and turns any meal into a festive occasion. It's chockful of green bell peppers, whole plum tomatoes, and Cajun seasoning.

Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

Rating: 3.44 stars
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This seafood stew, an impressive crowd-pleaser, can be prepared ahead of time and finished just 15 minutes before you serve it. If you leave out the crab legs, use an additional 8 ounces of white fish to keep the stew hearty.

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).

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.

Ma Belle Mere's Ratatouille

This ratatouille is a great make-ahead option for summer entertaining, as the flavor benefits from some time to develop. It can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to three days. It's delicious hot or at room temperature. Recipe courtesy of Clare Vivier.

Chicken with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

Rating: 3.22 stars
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Also known as chicken cacciatore, this rustic stew cooks in a rich tomato mushroom sauce. Serve over rice or with a thick slice of crusty bread.

Coq au Vin

Rating: 3.71 stars
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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.
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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.