Beef Stew Recipes

Thick, hearty, classic beef stew recipes. Get ideas for the slow cooker or stovetop, with tips and videos on making the perfect stew.

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Beef Tips

Rating: 4.5 stars 1063
Browned stew meat and onions simmered in soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce; seasoned with garlic powder. Great served over rice or egg noodles.

Instant Pot® Best Beef Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 159
This beef stew is the ultimate, hearty, melt-in-your mouth comfort food of all, and so easy to make in the Instant Pot® for a simple midweek dinner.

Cuban Beef Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 205
The traditional dish uses a good amount of olive oil and meat with a lot of marbling. This version is lower in fat, but is true to the spirit of the recipe. Although it does take a fair amount of time, it is not difficult to make.

Boeuf Bourguignon

Rating: 4 stars 23
Can be served over rice or noodles.

Red Chile Braised Beef Stew over Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 17
In this recipe, beef stew meat is braised in a rich, mildly spicy red chile sauce until fork tender and served over mashed sweet potatoes.

Beef Tinaktak

Rating: 4.5 stars 42
Tinaktak (pronounced tee-nack-tack) may have originated from the sound of chopping meat: tak! tak! tak! It is one of Guam's favorite comfort foods and definitely a favorite of mine since it is so simple to make yet yields a tasty dish! Serve over hot steamed rice (white or brown).

New Mexico Green Chile Brisket Stew

Cooked in an Instant Pot® electric pressure cooker, this stew takes on the wonderful flavors of the Southwest and is ready in little time to make a hearty, satisfying, comfort-food meal. Garnish with sprigs of fresh cilantro, if desired.

Ghormeh Sabzi (Persian Herb Stew)

Rating: 5 stars 13
Ghormeh sabzi is deliciously savory and loaded with the flavors of several different green herbs. It's traditionally served atop white rice (polow). You can also serve it with lavash bread.

Beef Stew V

Rating: 4.5 stars 211
A charming beef stew flavored with red wine and vegetables. This recipe makes lots of stew, so invite some friends over.
By Kathy

Beef and Guinness® Stew

Rating: 5 stars 1183
The maltiness of dark beer really does amazing things for this gravy. It's a very simple dish, but at the same time it has a deep, complex, rich flavor. I served this in a nice ring of green onion-mashed potatoes. I hope you give this a try, whether for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of the year.

Chile Colorado

Rating: 4.5 stars 140
I like to make this chile for my Mexican husband, who also doesn't like tomatoes in his chile. This is a very Mexican chile. If you decide to add beans, do it after the chile is finished.
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Inspiration and Ideas

The World's Best Savory Beef Stews
Explore the hearty stews of northern Italy and Chile, Guam and Poland, Cuba and Greece, and tasty points in between.
Beef Stew VI
Rating: Unrated 3617
"As my dad said, 'There ought to be a law against cooking this good.'" – Chuck
Beef and Guinness® Stew
Rating: 5 stars 1073

Beer, beef, and bacon add deep, complex flavors to this Irish-inspired stew that's at its best when served with mashed potatoes.