Stew Recipes

From goulash to jambalaya, chili to cioppino, 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
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
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: 4.88 stars
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: 4.5 stars
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: 4.55 stars
Pegan and paleo-friendly spicy beef curry stew made in an Instant Pot®.

Tuscan Fish Stew

Rating: 4.74 stars
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
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!

Polish Bean and Sausage Stew

Rating: 4.67 stars
A hearty and satisfying Polish stew with cannellini beans, bacon, and kielbasa. Served with crusty bread it's a meal that sticks to the bones, perfect for a cold winter's night!

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.

Best Damn Chili

Rating: 4.73 stars
After years of adjustments I have found a recipe for all to enjoy. Previous ones were either too hot or too mild, this one even was to the liking of my finance who hates chili.

Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Rating: 4.67 stars
Delicious white bean chili. Cha Cha says: 'It's kinda spicy, so watch out!' Substitute mild green chiles for the jalapenos if you're scared! Use more chicken and cheese as desired.

Inspiration and Ideas

15 of the World's Best Beef Stews
Join us on our world tour of top-rated beef stew recipes, as we explore the savory stews of northern Italy and Chile, Guam and Poland, Cuba and Greece, and tasty points in between.
Make Your Own Stew Meat
Cut your own stew meat so it cooks evenly. You'll likely save money, too.

Homemade Chili

Rating: 4.78 stars

My boys and husband love this. Add some corn chips or Cheddar cheese and it is to die for. I have made this for my husband's work and for church functions and it is always a winner.