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Venison Vegetable Stew

1 review

—Jennifer Whitaker, North Central, Massachusetts

Hearty Hunter’s Stew

12 reviews

Moist, tender meat and thick, rich gravy are the hallmarks of my classic recipe simmered in a cast-iron pot. —Joyce...

Sausage Sauerkraut Supper

7 reviews

With big, tender chunks of sausage, potatoes and carrots, this meal-in-one has old-world flavor that will satisfy the heartiest of...

Italian Vegetable Bowl

I love to fix this hamburger vegetable stew on chilly fall and winter days. The tasty variety of ingredients and...

Turkey Stew with Dumplings

9 reviews

My husband and I love dumplings, and this mild-tasting, homey dish has flavorful ones floating on a tasty turkey and...

Quicker Mushroom Beef Stew

2 reviews

Forget beef stew that takes all day to prepare. This version is just as tasty and it’s ready to eat...

Colorful Chicken Stew

1 review

In Galax, Virginia, Ila Alderman relies on chili powder to spice up this hearty stew brimming with chicken and fresh-tasting...

Garlic Mushroom French Beef Stew

Special and sensational are words that come to mind to describe this stew. One bite and you'll know why. It...

Chicken Stew over Biscuits

6 reviews

A pleasant sauce coats this chicken and veggie dinner that's slow-cooked to tender perfection, then served over biscuits. "When I...

Venison Dumpling Stew

1 review

Dill-seasoned dumplings top this homey stew featuring tender venison, carrots and potatoes. —Elizabeth Smith, Middlebury, Vermont

Meatball Stew

18 reviews

Many years ago, the Farm Journal published a recipe that became the "jumping-off point" for my version. It's as colorful...

Tangy Beef and Vegetable Stew

6 reviews

How much does my husband like this stew? So much that he'll eat it cold! —Amberleah Homlberg, Calgary, Alberta

Vegetable Meatball Stew

2 reviews

Meet the Cook: People who try this comment on how much they love the sweet potatoes. But they can never...

Meatball Garden Stew

1 review

This dish was a favorite of Mom's. She passed the recipe on to me when I got married. Now it's...

Contest-Winning Gone-All-Day Stew

10 reviews

This healthy stew is one of my husband's favorite meals. I always use fresh mushrooms, and I toss low-sodium bouillon...

Hearty Skillet Stew

2 reviews

A sweet sauce enhances the beef and vegetables in this hearty stew from Karlene Endicott of Greenwood, California. “I got...

Hearty Meatball Stew

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

Turnip Sausage Stew

2 reviews

“This is a delicious stew,” says Carma Blosser of Livermore, Colorado. “The sausage and turnips give it really special flavor.”...

Red Flannel Stew

When I was a child, every Saturday night was red flannel night. Grandpa and I wore our red flannel long...

Loaded Vegetable Beef Stew

8 reviews

I first had this dish during a trip to Argentina a few years ago. It inspired me to recreate it...

Homemade Lentil Barley Stew

7 reviews

“Green chilies and fresh ginger add zip to this thick meatless stew. It can be served as is or with...

Burgundy Beef Stew

2 reviews

Mindy Ilar’s stew brims with home-cooked comfort. The St. Albans, West Virginia cook dresses up the dish with sirloin, turkey...

Satisfying Beef Stew

9 reviews

This beef stew is so hearty and tastes even better the next day—if there are leftovers! It goes great with...

Hearty Busy-Day Stew

4 reviews

When I was still living in Missouri, a friend gave me all of her family cookbooks. I got the idea...

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Sunday Chicken Stew

21 reviews

I love this recipe because I can prepare the veggies the night before and, in the morning, brown the chicken...

Italian Beef Stew

2 reviews

Looking for a heartwarming meal-in-one on a nippy autumn evening? Try this hearty stew from Margaret Peschke in Hadley, New...

Southwestern Beef Stew

5 reviews

This zippy stew seasoned with picante sauce is great on cold winter evenings. The preparation is so easy…it’s ready in...

Bavarian Meatball Stew

8 reviews

"This thick, tangy soup has been one of our favorites ever since my daughter gave me the recipe years ago,"...

Chicken Stew with Gnocchi

13 reviews

My chicken stew makes the house smell wonderful as it gently bubbles in the slow cooker. One whiff and my...

Chicken ‘n’ Carrot Dumpling Stew

1 review

It's been many years since I clipped this recipe from a magazine. It's always welcome at a family get-together.