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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.

Cider Beef Stew

Cider Beef Stew

Cider Beef Stew

When I was a new bride 25 years ago, this recipe was inside a serving dish I received as a gift. It's great on winter evenings served with a loaf of fresh bread. The cider and vinegar help tenderize the meat and provide wonderful flavor to this hearty stew. -Carol Hendrickson, Laguna Beach, California

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

Easy Oven Stew

Easy Oven Stew

Easy Oven Stew

Rita also shares this make-ahead dish.
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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

Beef Mushroom Stew

Beef Mushroom Stew

Beef Mushroom Stew

When cold winds blow here in Minnesota, there's nothing like sitting down to a steaming plate of savory stew.—Marilyn Schroeder, St. Paul, Minnesota

Quick Mushroom Stew

Quick Mushroom Stew

Quick Mushroom Stew

Even with chunky vegetables and tender meat, the mushrooms star in this stick-to-your-ribs main dish. I got the recipe from my cousin and adapted it for my mushroom-loving family. -Cherie Sechrist, Red Lion, Pennsylvania

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

Beef Barley Stew

Beef Barley Stew

Beef Barley Stew

I like barley, so I knew I had to try this recipe when I ran across it in a newspaper some years ago. It's nice to have a tasty, filling dish that's lower in fat.—June Formanek, Belle Plaine, Iowa

Beef Stew with Potato Dumplings

Beef Stew with Potato Dumplings

Beef Stew with Potato Dumplings

Meet the Cook: You could call me a "recipe tinkerer". It's fun to take a recipe, substitute ingredients, add seasonings to spice it up and make the final result my own! -Shawn Asiala, Boca Raton, Florida

Low-Fat Beef Stew

Low-Fat Beef Stew

Low-Fat Beef Stew

Now even folks on restricted diets can indulge in a hearty helping of stew!—Marian Stalknecht, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Southwestern Stew Pot

Southwestern Stew Pot

Southwestern Stew Pot

Romping in the national forest amid tall ponderosa pines around our home gives my husband and our two little boys big appetites. They like this savory stew. Because I'm a busy firefighter, I often make it ahead and serve it when I need a meal in a hurry. -Linda Russell, Forest Lakes, Arizona
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