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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.

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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
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Classic Beef Stew

Classic Beef Stew

Classic Beef Stew

Out of all my beef stew meat recipes, this one is my favorite. 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. —Alberta McKay, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Healthy Beef Stew

Healthy Beef Stew

Healthy Beef Stew

"This is one of the tastiest stews I have ever made," notes Dixie Terry of Goreville, Illinois. "It's hearty and especially good for folks on restricted diets because most of its flavor comes from herbs and spices.

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
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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

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!

Barley Beef Stew

Barley Beef Stew

Barley Beef Stew

On cool days, which we get plenty of here, I like to get out my slow cooker and make up a batch of this comforting stew. Trying to appeal to 10 picky eaters in our large household is not too easy, but with this recipe, everyone asks for seconds. -Barb Smith, Regina, Saskatchewan

Beef Stew with Herb Dumplings

Beef Stew with Herb Dumplings

Beef Stew with Herb Dumplings

Nothing could be more comforting on a chilly day than a bowlful of this nicely seasoned stew.—Anna Broschart, Elkins, West Virginia

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

Slow-Cooked Vegetable Beef Stew

Slow-Cooked Vegetable Beef Stew

Slow-Cooked Vegetable Beef Stew

Here's a great beef stew that simmers in a wonderful gravy. Served with a loaf of crusty bread and a green salad, it's a tasty meal for grown-ups and kids alike. I think it's even better the next day. -Randee Eckstein Commack, New York

All-Day Meatball Stew

All-Day Meatball Stew

All-Day Meatball Stew

Frozen meatballs and convenient jarred mushrooms with cans of tomato sauce and beef broth simplify this homey stew that cooks all day. Each bite boasts lots of fresh veggie flavor and comforting rich gravy. It smells so good while it cooks, it’s hard to resist! —Anita Hoffman, Holland, Pennsylvania

Home-Style Stew

Home-Style Stew

Home-Style Stew

My husband and I both work full time and we have three daughters, so good, quick meals are important. This stew works wonders. It always tastes great and is a regular menu item for us. —Marie Shanks, Terre Haute, Indiana
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