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Beef Stews

Looking for recipes for beef stews? Taste of Home has the best beef stew recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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Classic Beef Stew

Classic Beef Stew

Classic Beef Stew

Here's a good old-fashioned stew with rich beef gravy that lets the flavor of the potatoes and carrots come through. This is the perfect hearty dish for a blustery winter day. I make it often this time of year. — Alberta McKay, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Pumpkin Stew

Pumpkin Stew

Pumpkin Stew

This special stew is the meal our two kids look forward to each fall because we only get to enjoy it when the fresh pumpkins come out of the garden. The stew is cooked and served right in the pumpkin shell. A true taste of autumn, it also makes a pretty presentation at a potluck. —Donna Mosher, Augusta, Montana

Winter Oven Beef Stew

Winter Oven Beef Stew

Winter Oven Beef Stew

“This is a great cold-weather meal,“ says Bettina Turner from Kernersville, North Carolina. “I love it because everything‘s in one pot. Add a good loaf of bread and you’re all set.“
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French Beef Stew

French Beef Stew

French Beef Stew

When it comes to this thick down-home stew, Iola Egle lets her slow cooker do the work. "Then I simply toss together a green salad and dinner is ready," she pens from Bella Vista, Arkansas.

Hearty Baked Beef Stew

Hearty Baked Beef Stew

Hearty Baked Beef Stew

"This is such an easy way to make a wonderful beef stew," beams Doris Sleeth of Naples, Florida. "You don't need to brown the meat first—just combine it with hearty chunks of carrots, potatoes and celery...and let it all cook together in a flavorful gravy. My daughter Karen came up with the recipe for her busy family."

Beef Stew with Cheddar Dumplings

Beef Stew with Cheddar Dumplings

Beef Stew with Cheddar Dumplings

My family asks for this stew just about every week. But it's perfect for company, too—it's easy, and everyone comments on the cheese in the dumplings. —Jackie Riley, Garrettsville, Ohio

Healthy Beef Stew

Healthy Beef Stew

Healthy Beef Stew

"This is one of the tastiest stews I have ever made," notes Dixie Terry of Goreville, Illinois. "It's hearty and especially good for folks on restricted diets because most of its flavor comes from herbs and spices.

Herbed Beef Stew

Herbed Beef Stew

Herbed Beef Stew

This stew looks as terrific as it tastes! Flavored with a variety of herbs and chockfull of vegetables, this recipe lists salt as an option, making it ideal for family members and friends who must restrict sodium. —Marlene Severson, Everson, Washington

Jamaican-Style Beef Stew

Jamaican-Style Beef Stew

Jamaican-Style Beef Stew

This delicious stew makes a hearty supper with a lighter touch. The leaner cut of meat, herbs and seasonings and fresh vegetables make it so flavorful, you'll want another bowl!

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Stew

Here is a variation of a beef stew that I came across. With sweet flavor from apricots and squash, we think it has South American or Cuban flair. The addition of corn makes it even more hearty. —Ruth Rodriguez of Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Homemade Apple Cider Beef Stew

Homemade Apple Cider Beef Stew

Homemade Apple Cider Beef Stew

It's especially nice to use this recipe in fall, when the weather gets crisp and Nebraska's apple orchards start selling fresh apple cider. This entree's subtle sweetness is a welcome change from other savory stews. We enjoy it with biscuits and slices of apple and cheddar cheese. -Joyce Glaesemann, Lincoln, Nebraska
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