Hearty Beef Stew Recipes

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Whether you're looking for a slow cooker beef stew, a quick beef stew, or unique beef stew recipes with off-the-beaten-path flavors, you've come to the right place. With this extensive selection, you'll be sure to find the best beef stew recipe for your table tonight!

Beef Stew with Barley and Roasted Vegetables

Chuck roast, cut into pieces, makes wonderfully rich beef stew meat, as you'll discover in this recipe. Barley and roasted root vegetables make it extra hearty.

Beef Stew and Garlic Mash

Thanks to frozen veggies and refrigerated beef tips in gravy, you can have this quick beef stew recipe on the table in 25 minutes.

Orange Teriyaki Beef Stew

This recipe combines the heartiness of a homemade beef stew with the freshness of sweet oranges, sparkling bok choy, and grated ginger. Chinese five-spice powder and teriyaki sauce add Asian-inspired flavors.

Rich Beef Stew with Bacon and Plums

We love adding dried fruits to beef stew recipes! Here, dried plums, cinnamon, and cloves add an irresistibly sweet angle to the savory dish.

A few thoughtful additions elevate this dish beyond the average beef stew. The steps are simple and every ingredient serves an important purpose -- see this beef dinner recipe come together!

Here's How to Make Rich Beef Stew with Bacon and Plums -- in the Oven!

Aromatic Beef Stew with Butternut Squash

Nutrient-packed butternut squash is a natural in this flavorful Moroccan-inspired beef stew recipe. Serve with couscous to soak up the rich tomatoey sauce.

Mustard-Herb Beef Stew

If you've ever had a Guinness beef stew, you know how much richness and depth of flavor beer can bring to a dish! In this easy beef stew recipe, dark porter beer does the trick.

Djion Beef Stew with Mushrooms

If you prefer a thick beef stew recipe, take a look at this one! Toward the end of the cooking time, you stir in a butter-flour mixture. In minutes, the cooking liquid transforms into a rich, thick gravy.

Mediterranean Beef Stew with Pasta

Most beef stew recipes star root vegetables like carrots and potatoes. With zucchini and a basil-garlic topper, this recipe showcases a fresh, bright side of beef stew.

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast Stew

A blend of crushed red pepper, tomato paste, red wine, cinnamon, and rosemary flavors this simple beef stew. Apples and butternut squash add even more layers of flavor.

Short Rib Beef Stew

Short ribs make an amazing beef stew meat. As they cook, they become fall-off-the-bone tender yet remain super moist. Carrots, rutabagas, parsnips, and polenta make the slow cooker beef stew into a one-dish meal.

Skillet Beef Stew

Chase away the chill with a homemade vegetable-beef stew served over simple-to-make mashed potatoes. P.S.: If you're looking for an Irish beef stew, try this recipe. While traditional Irish stews are made with lamb, this has the same basic ingredients, but with beef.

Fast and Slow Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Here's a super-easy but amazingly satisfying Dutch-oven beef stew. In a hurry? See the pressure-cooker beef stew directions below the recipe, and you can have this hearty dinner on your table in about one-third the time!

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Country Italian Beef Stew

What's the secret to the best beef stew? It's all about using the best beef stew meat! Rather than buying precut stew meat, start with a chuck roast. Then cut the meat into 2-inch pieces for the boldest beef flavor -- that's the secret to this luscious slow cooker beef stew.

Texas Beef Stew with Butternut Squash

This beef stew recipe for the slow cooker starts with a chuck roast, which after cooking easily separates into tender chunks of meat. You'll also love the way the Tex-Mex seasonings flavor-charge the stew.

Hearty Vegetable Beef Stew

Looking for great beef stew meat recipes you can cook in your slow cooker? You'll love this one! Cream of mushroom soup helps thicken the juices into a rich sauce; green beans, added at the end of cooking time, bring brightness to the dish.

Spicy Ancho Beef Stew

With spicy ancho chiles, chorizo sausage, and chili powder, this is one lively beef stew recipe! In fact, if you're a true spice-lover, it might just end up ranking as the best beef stew recipe in your files.

Goulash-Style Beef Stew

No collection of beef stew recipes would be complete without a recipe for goulash, the quintessential Hungarian beef stew.

Gingered Beef Stew with Vegetables

Ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper lend Asian inspiration to this colorful slow cooker beef stew recipe.

Beef Stew in Red Wine Gravy

This beef stew recipe for the slow cooker requires just a handful of ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time. The red wine emboldens the flavor of the beef stew meat as it cooks.

Extremely Easy Italian Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Just five ingredients -- spaghetti sauce, beef, sweet peppers, onions, and zucchini -- are all it takes for this simple beef stew recipe.

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