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Comfort Food Stew Recipes

Try these savory comfort food stew recipes, including beef stew, goulash, chicken stew, cazuela, vegetable stew, mushroom stew, bean stew, dumpling stew and more.

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“These pretty parcels are perfect for grilling or whipping up over a campfire,” suggests Margaret Hanson-Maddox of Montpelier, Indiana. “I can get several outdoor chores done while they're cooking.”
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Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

The wine gives a mellow flavor to this stew that has tender pieces of beef and carrots. We like to serve it over mashed potatoes, but you could also use noodles. —Alissa Brown, Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania

Mushroom Beef Stew

Mushroom Beef Stew

Mushroom Beef Stew

Top this hearty stew with crumbled blue cheese just before serving to add a burst of flavor. Serve some now and store the rest in the freezer for another meal.—Nancy Latulippe, Simcoe, Ontario

Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Try this satisfying stew with tender chicken and veggies in a creamy gravy. There are only a handful of ingredients, but it still delivers that old-fashioned flavor. Serve it with the grilled cheese, or with fresh from the oven biscuits.
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Beef Stew with Vegetables

Beef Stew with Vegetables

Beef Stew with Vegetables

A few years ago, we served this beef stew at a fund-raising dinner at church. It received lots of compliments. This mini version serves two perfectly.

Quicker Mushroom Beef Stew

Quicker Mushroom Beef Stew

Quicker Mushroom Beef Stew

Forget beef stew that takes all day to prepare. This version is just as tasty and it’s ready to eat in a fraction of the time! You’ll love the quick-cooking beef tips and loads of fresh veggies. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Orange Barley Chicken

Orange Barley Chicken

Orange Barley Chicken

“My mother used to prepare orange chicken with rice back in the ‘60s, and it was so good. My version uses pearl barley instead of rice, and I added parsnips for flavor and baby carrots for color.” —Helen Glazier, Seattle, Washington

Hungarian Pork Goulash

Hungarian Pork Goulash

Hungarian Pork Goulash

We really enjoy pork, so I’m always searching for new recipes, especially those from ethnic backgrounds. Because of the sauerkraut in this goulash, my husband was hesitant to try it, but he ended up sopping up every drop with his bread. If you’re like us and don’t care for caraway seeds but like the flavor, grind or crush the caraway seeds.

Easy Oven Beef Stew

Easy Oven Beef Stew

Easy Oven Beef Stew

My husband liked this stew and I thought others would, too. -Ruth Ushman, Waterford, Michigan

Herbed Beef Stew with Puff Pastry

Herbed Beef Stew with Puff Pastry

Herbed Beef Stew with Puff Pastry

Guests will be so surprised by the taste of this special dish. Puff pastry makes this dish seem fancy so I serve it to guests all the time.—Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Turnip Sausage Stew

Turnip Sausage Stew

Turnip Sausage Stew

“This is a delicious stew,” says Carma Blosser of Livermore, Colorado. “The sausage and turnips give it really special flavor.” A slice of crusty bread makes a great mop to clean up any remaining broth!

Autumn Vegetable Beef Stew

Autumn Vegetable Beef Stew

Autumn Vegetable Beef Stew

THIS RECIPE was given to me by a dear friend many years ago. Served with homemade bread and a green salad, it makes a wonderful meal. Even people who don't like turnips find they enjoy their distinctive flavor in this stew. -Martha Tonnies, Ft. Michell, Kentucky
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