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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.

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

Slow-Cooked Fish Stew

Slow-Cooked Fish Stew

Slow-Cooked Fish Stew

I love fish and chowder, so this stew is a favorite of mine. It's made without cream or whole milk for a healthier touch. To add richness and extra flavor, top servings with a little grated cheddar.—Jane McMillan, Dania Beach, Florida

Spinach Beef Stew

Spinach Beef Stew

Spinach Beef Stew

I came up with this recipe using what I had on hand one day, and it remains a family favorite on these colder New England days. It's a fabulous was to use up leftover roast. In fact, it's so good you might want to plan to have leftovers the next time you make a roast. —
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Lamb Stew

Lamb Stew

Lamb Stew

My grandmother used to make this stew as a special Sunday meal…and a memorable treat from Ireland. —Vickie Desourdy, Washington, North Carolina

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

This stovetop stew is loaded with taste, but is easy to do. While the name sounds fancy, even a beginning cook can master it. It's our traditional holy day meal.—Elodie Rosinovsky, Brighton, Massachusetts

Healthy Vegetable Beef Stew

Healthy Vegetable Beef Stew

Healthy Vegetable Beef Stew

This was one of my Lebanese grandmother's original recipes. It is one of my family's favorite winter meals, so, we have it often in our home. This enables me to indulge in memories of her and the wonderful aromas and flavors I associated with her kitchen.—Mary Robbins, Clarksville, Arkansas Teacher, Westside Elementary School, Hartman, Arkansas

Autumn Slow-Cooked Beef Stew

Autumn Slow-Cooked Beef Stew

Autumn Slow-Cooked Beef Stew

If any dish could taste like a holiday, it’s this one with beef, pears, walnuts and sweet dried apricots. We recommend a leafy salad and rolls to complete the masterpiece. —Amy Dodson, Durango, Colorado

Beef & Mushroom Braised Stew

Beef & Mushroom Braised Stew

Beef & Mushroom Braised Stew

Every spring, my family heads out to our timber acreage to collect morel mushrooms, and then we cook up this stew. We use morels, of course, but baby portobellos or button mushrooms or will work, too. —Amy Wertheim, Atlanta, Illinois

Lakes Burgoo

Lakes Burgoo

Lakes Burgoo

When I was visiting a friend in Kentucky, I was treated to this delicious local dish. It's both hearty and healthy ... I simply love it! —Donna Reavis, Crofton, 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

Hearty Meatball Stew

Hearty Meatball Stew

Hearty Meatball Stew

This hearty stew is sure to warm you up on a cool night. Meatballs are even more delicious when served in a hot, flavorful broth.
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