Stew Recipes

From goulash to jambalaya, chili to cioppino, to classic beef, pork and chicken stews: browse trusted stew recipes, rated and reviewed by the Allrecipes community of home cooks.

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Rating: 4.44 stars
5398
A hearty, savory slow cooker stew with potatoes, carrots, celery, broth, herbs and spices. You won't be slow to say 'yum'!

Instant Pot® Caldillo

Rating: 5 stars
5
Caldillo is a Mexican stew that is filled with beef, potatoes, and green chiles. Works great in the Instant Pot®.

West African-Style Peanut Stew with Chicken

Rating: 4.85 stars
26
African-inspired spices infuse the peanut butter and tomato base of this hearty one-pot stew starring chicken, sweet potatoes, and collard greens. This recipe, which appeared in Allrecipes magazine's Dec/Jan 2020 issue, comes from Ellie's new cookbook, "Whole in One: Complete, Healthy Meals in a Single Pot, Sheet Pan, or Skillet". This keeps up to 4 days, chilled in an airtight container.

Russian Chicken Stew with Potatoes and Vegetables

Rating: 4.4 stars
5
This quick and easy chicken dish, loaded with potatoes and vegetables takes less than 1 hour to cook and tastes great with rice or noodles.

Moroccan Lamb Stew with Apricots

The lamb gets mellow from cooking until tender, and the warm spices take away any overly “lamby” flavor. The apricots, cilantro, and pine nuts are a wonderful combination. This stew took very little time or effort--very nice for a complex-flavored dish like this. This would be great with crusty bread, served over couscous, or with chickpeas added in for a heartier meal.

Instant Pot® Spicy Beef Curry Stew

Rating: 4.57 stars
30
Pegan and paleo-friendly spicy beef curry stew made in an Instant Pot®.

Tuscan Fish Stew

Rating: 4.75 stars
71
I spent a few days in Florence about 30 years ago, and while I don't remember much, I do recall my surprise at how delicious the Tuscan fish stew was. What I found so interesting was how herbs like oregano, sage, and rosemary, which I'd only associated with meat, were also used with seafood. Also, FYI just in case any old-school Tuscans are coming over: I hear that for this to qualify as an official Italian fish stew you need use at least 5 different types of seafood, which is both insane and adorable. Serve with crusty bread.

Greek Lamb Stew

Rating: 4.37 stars
19
This is a wonderful and easy stovetop preparation that is a hearty meal for the whole family. I often serve it over rice or orzo, with a nice tomato and cucumber salad and good bread. A simple, fresh, and delicious taste of the Greek Isles!

Porkolt (Hungarian Pork Stew)

Rating: 4.38 stars
183
A flavorful stew, Pörkölt is redolent with the fragrance of paprika and bell peppers. It has few ingredients, and is surprisingly easy to make. Save time by using boneless pork chops and cubing them after they are browned. There should be enough salt in the canned tomatoes to season the stew, but if not, add more to your taste. Use best-quality, real Hungarian paprika for best results. We prefer to serve it with noodles, but galuska (Hungarian dumplings) or rice are good, too.

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Lentil Stew

This is an excellent slow cooker recipe... Mix ingredients and let cook. Delicious! Spiced with cumin and coriander and flavored with tomato paste, this veggie-filled lentil stew will keep you warm for winter, and all year round! Good with a loaf of fresh-baked rustic bread! Vegetarian and vegan. Serve with a piece of bread for dipping.

Turkey Meatball Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars
6
A one-pot comfort food stew with a rich, savory broth, and loaded with fresh veggies and tender turkey meatballs.

Asado de Puerco (Mexican Pork Stew)

Rating: 4.75 stars
4
An authentic Mexican pork stew made with dried chiles, no chili powder here! The guajillo chiles add a very smoky flavor while the ancho chiles add a touch of smoky sweetness. To add another level of flavor, we always top our puerco asado with sliced onions marinated in fresh lemon juice.
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Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Rating: 4.44 stars
5398

A hearty, savory slow cooker stew with potatoes, carrots, celery, broth, herbs and spices. You won't be slow to say 'yum'!