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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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Lentil Stew

Lentil Stew

Lentil Stew

This hearty stew is a favorite with our family, along with a basket of homemade breadsticks. Since lentils don't require the long soaking time that dried beans do, you can begin making this dish just an hour before supper—not the night before!—Carol Wolfer, Lebanon, Oregon

Apple Beef Stew

Apple Beef Stew

Apple Beef Stew

Just about everyone has a recipe they know by heart. Well, this is mine. It's easy because all the ingredients (except the salt) are in measurements of two.

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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Baked Beef Stew

Baked Beef Stew

Baked Beef Stew

When I was growing up in Ohio, my mother often made this stew for Sunday dinner. She'd put it in the oven before we left for church, and I remember how pleasant it was to come home to such a wonderful aroma! No one ever was late sitting down at the table on those days!

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.

Mom's Beef Stew

Mom's Beef Stew

Mom's Beef Stew

This warming, stick-to-your-ribs main dish was one Mom relied on often to feed us 13 kids. Mildly seasoned with lots of satisfying ingredients like barley, potatoes and carrots in a tomato-beef broth, it still hits the spot on cold winter days. -Lucile H. Proctor, Panguitch, Utah

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!

Ham and Bean Stew

Ham and Bean Stew

Ham and Bean Stew

You only need five ingredients to fix this thick and flavorful stew. It's so easy to make and always a favorite with my family. I top bowls of it with a sprinkling of shredded cheese. —Teresa D'Amato, East Granby, Connecticut

Hearty Baked Stew

Hearty Baked Stew

Hearty Baked Stew

My mother has been making this stew since the 1940s and prepared it for our family many times through the years. It's loaded with vegetables for wonderful flavor and pretty presentation. - Judith Wood, Fredericktown, Ohio

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.

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

This rich, hearty beef stew has a garden full of flavor with vegetables like cabbage, rutabaga and carrots. Mom knew this main dish is one that would suit us 11 kids. When we were all home, she'd throw in extra vegetables to stretch it. -Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan
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