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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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Come home to warm comfort food! This beef stew is based on my mom’s wonderful recipe, but I adjusted it for the slow cooker. Add a sprinkle of Parmesan to each bowl for a nice finishing touch. —Marcella West, Washburn, Illinois
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Homemade Italian Sausage Stew

Homemade Italian Sausage Stew

Homemade Italian Sausage Stew

One day when I was preparing Italian sausages, I decided to do something different. After browning them, I put the sausages in a pot and added other ingredients, ending up with this stew that my husband and I like very much. We have four grown children and will soon celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary!

Cazuela

Cazuela

Cazuela

I learned to make Cazuela while we were living in Chile for a few months. We grow extra butternut squash in our garden just for this favorite recipe. Besides gardening, my retired husband and I also enjoy birdwatching, volunteer work and visiting our five children and six grandchildren.

Snowman Party Stew

Snowman Party Stew

Snowman Party Stew

Youngsters will dig right into this playful potato-topped pie, loaded with ground beef and vegetables. The dashing details are easy to add after baking.
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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 beef and carrot stew. We like to serve it over mashed potatoes, but you could also use noodles. —Alissa Brown, Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania

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

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

Root Stew

Root Stew

Root Stew

While inventing a new form of comfort food, I made a stew of carrots, turnips, parsnips and rutabaga. When I'm in the mood to change things up, I add potatoes, chicken or beef. —Maria Davis, Flower Mound, Texas

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

Vegetable Meatball Stew

Vegetable Meatball Stew

Vegetable Meatball Stew

Meet the Cook: People who try this comment on how much they love the sweet potatoes. But they can never quite seem to pinpoint my "secret ingredient" - the parsnips! -Elaine Grose, Elmira, New York

Venison Pepper Stew

Venison Pepper Stew

Venison Pepper Stew

This flavorful stew works well with a variety of wild game. The meat turns out to be very tender and the sauce is thick, with a nice pepper presence. We like the stew on the hot side, so season to your taste.

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
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