Get cozy with this cold-weather comfort food.
As temperatures drop and fall turns into winter, keep your family warm with these beef stew recipes. Soups and stews are so satisfying on a cold night, and these easy beef stew recipes will go perfectly with a lit fireplace and a Christmas movie. Beef stew is the comfort dish your fall and winter nights need. If you've never made beef stew before, no worries. This list includes slow-cooker beef stew recipes that are as simple as putting ingredients in the slow cooker and pressing “on”. Slow-cooker recipes like these are ideal to make ahead for busy weeknights, and these beef stew recipes are hearty and filling dinners. If you don't have a slow cooker, many of these recipes cook in one pot on the stove. One of the most convenient things about soups and stews is that they freeze well, so you can make these recipes, freeze the leftovers, and enjoy them again. These beef stew recipes are filled with vegetables, spices, and other ingredients with tons of flavor to ensure you and your crowd won't be hungry after dinnertime. So snuggle up—beef stew is for dinner.
Beef Stew with Buttery Garlic Bread
The secret to the best crunchy garlic bread? Cook it in a cast iron skillet instead of toasting it in the oven.
Red Wine Beef Stew
Recipe: Red Wine Beef Stew
Any recipe that calls for red wine is an excuse to have a glass while you cook, right?
Spiced Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes
You just found the most comforting way to use up leftover sweet potatoes.
Classic Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
Recipe: Classic Slow Cooker Beef Stew
When choosing a dark beer for this recipe, make sure it isn't too hoppy. You don't want to add bitter notes to the stew.
One-Pot Beef Stew
Recipe: One-Pot Beef Stew
Whole-grain mustard is added to this one-pot dish right before serving for an extra unexpected layer of flavor.
Hoisin Beef Stew with Snow Peas
Recipe: Hoisin Beef Stew with Snow Peas
Craving Chinese takeout with some homemade comfort? Here’s your slow-cooked answer.
Beef Stew with Peppers
Recipe: Beef Stew with Peppers
This thick, rich slow-cooker dish doesn’t have much broth, so it is best served over rice or noodles.
Recipe: Beef Stew
This one-pot meal has five kinds of vegetables for tons of texture and flavor.
Chicken-and-Brisket Brunswick Stew
Made with chicken and brisket, this smoky stew has plenty of protein to fill your family up.
Beef Burgundy Stew
Recipe: Beef Burgundy Stew
The red wine that goes in this delicious meal will pair wonderfully with it too. Cheers!
Bacon and Beef Stew
Recipe: Bacon and Beef Stew
This recipe is on the table faster than other beef stews but doesn't skimp on flavor.
Beef and Shallot Stew
Recipe: Beef and Shallot Stew
This stew cooks on the stovetop and then moves to the oven for ultra tender results. It can be saved in the freezer for up to three months.
Recipe: Beef-and-Mushroom Stew
This beef-and-mushroom stew is ready in less than an hour—perfect for those busy fall and winter nights.
Autumn Cranberry Beef Stew
Recipe: Autumn Cranberry Beef Stew
This fall stew makes a filling meal served over egg noodles, and the addition of sweet cranberry sauce to this savory recipe is a tasty surprise.
Beef Stew with Walnuts and Orange Zest
In this slow-cooker recipe, chopped celery and walnuts add a crunch that most beef stews lack.
Italian Beef Stew
Recipe: Italian Beef Stew
This one-pot dinner hits the spot when you're craving Italian food.
Beef Stew with Corn and Fennel
Recipe: Beef Stew with Corn and Fennel
Skip the potatoes and carrots—this unusual beef stew has corn, fennel, and mushrooms.
Flemish Beef and Beer Stew
Recipe: Flemish Beef and Beer Stew
Belgian-style brown ale pairs wonderfully with bacon and egg noodles in this hearty stew.
Belgian Beef Stew
Recipe: Belgian Beef Stew
This flavorful beef stew would be delicious served over mashed potatoes. Refrigerate leftovers for up to two days and freeze for up to three months.
Beef Marsala Stew
Recipe: Beef Marsala Stew
Put this hearty and savory stew in the slow cooker in the morning and let it cook all day. This stew would be perfect spooned over buttery mashed potatoes.
Provençal Beef Stew
Recipe: Provençal Beef Stew
This beef stew recipe is très délicieux, especially served with a French red wine.