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    The 25 BEST Beef Stew Recipes

    When you want a dinner that’s hearty, comforting, and easy, it’s hard to top beef stew!

    This collection of our favorite Beef Stew Recipes includes a huge variety of flavors from all around the world.

    From classic recipes like your mom made, to big time flavor bombs from the Caribbean, to curry like dishes from the East, this list has it all.

    Cook your way through all of these amazingly good beef stew recipes, and keep your appetite satisfied all winter long!

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    Beef Stew Recipes:

    1. Guinness Beef Stew

    This Guinness Beef Stew is a real classic. Stew meat is slow cooked with potatoes, veggies and herbs in a stout based gravy.

    It’s a perfect way to start our list!

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    2. Birria

    Birria is a traditional Mexican dish. This beef stew is loaded with all the Mexican flavors. You can make this on stovetop, crock pot or instant pot.

    Serve it in its most traditional way as stew with some tacos, with Mexican rice, or use the same recipe to make the famous birria tacos.

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    3. Carbonnade Flamande

    Carbonnade Flamande, or  Flemish beef stew, is a popular and classic Belgian stew.

    Most of the ingredients are similar to any regular stew, except they use Belgian brown beer along with some bread and mustard to thicken it up. It’s usually served with potato fries. How cool!

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    4. Brunswick Stew

    Here’s a Southern classic will feed the large crowds. This BBQ flavored stew features beef, pork and chicken, along with a variety of veggies.

    Great way to repurpose the leftovers… In a stew!!

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    5. Carne Guisada

    Carne Guisada is a Latin beef stew oozing with lots of flavors from herbs and spices. Every bite of this tender and juicy beef is an explosion of savory flavors and delectable goodness.

    With a thick and rich sauce, it’s one of our go-to beef stew recipes.

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    6. Beef Tagine (Moroccan Beef Stew)

    Brimming with sweet and savory flavors, this Moroccan Beef Stew is super fragrant as soon as you start making it.

    Thanks to all the earthy exotic spices like coriander, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, this stew takes on some amazing flavors from the exotic land called Morocco.

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    7. Sancocho

    Now here’s a Latin flavor BOMB. This Puerto Rican favorite is something everybody has loved for generations in any Latin household.

    Jam packed with Latin flavors and a mix of meat and variety of veggies. Embrace new flavors with a bowl of Sancocho.

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    8. Maafe

    This West African peanut stew, Maafe (or Mafe), is loaded with rich savory flavors.

    Maafe starts with beef rubbed with spices, ginger and garlic. Then your meat is simmered in an onion and tomato based sauce which is ultimately thickened up with a serious amount of peanut butter. It’s great!

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    9. Filipino Beef Caldereta

    We are introducing comfort food at the heart of Filipino cuisine with this Beef Caldereta (or Beef Kaldereta)!! This robust and savory stew is a beloved classic, known for its rich layers of flavor and comforting warmth.

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    10. Ropa Vieja (Cuba’s National Dish)

    Ropa Vieja, Cuba’s national dish, is slow cooked tender shredded beef stew with an amazingly flavorful sauce.

    Tender and juicy beef in authentic tomato-wine sauce along with veggies is cooked slow and low for hours till it’s shredded easily by the mere touch of a fork.

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    11. Hungarian Goulash

    Hungarian Goulash is a hearty stew with chunks of beef, potatoes and a rich Hungarian paprika flavored tomato sauce, cooked low and slow until tender.

    It’s one of our new favorite beef stew recipes.

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    12. Japanese Beef Stew

    Japanese stew is nothing like other stews you have seen or imagined. It’s more like a cross between stew and curry.

    It’s a thick, rich, velvety and glossy concoction that’s sweet, savory and umami in nature.

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    13. Beef Bourguignon (Julia Child Recipe)

    Beef Bourguignon is a savory French classic. Tender chunks of beef, veggies and potatoes braised in a wine infused broth. So good.

    Foods like these are meant for one happy meal time.

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    14. Oxtail Stew

    Have you tried oxtail? This rich flavor bomb of a stew is the way to try it the first time. Here, the meat is braised until tender in a rich and flavorful gravy.

    Serve it with a plateful of rice and you are all set for amazing new flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    15. Beef Rendang

    Ok, now make the most popular Malaysian and Indonesian Beef Rendang, which is a rich, spicy, and creamy beef stew made with flavorful spices and coconut milk.

    This remarkable dish goes great with rice, and makes a complete hearty meal. Big time YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    16. Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

    Another stew recipe, and this time it’s Irish-inspired! This beef is juicy and just falls apart, and the best part is that it only takes a few hours to make.

    Throw in some beef, potatoes, carrots, and a few other ingredients, and you’ll have a yummy meal that reminds you of home!

    Get the Recipe @ foxandbriar

    17. Instant Pot Spicy Beef Stew

    You will love this spicy beef stew, ready much faster with the help with your newest gadget in the kitchen, your favorite instant pot.

    Same good old flavors are so much easier to make. Perfect for some cold chilly nights.

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    18. Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Stew

    This is a different take on a similar recipe in this list, it’s beef stroganoff stew! If you’re looking for something a little different, but still in the realm of stroganoff, here is the meal for you.

    You will need beef chuck, Dijon mustard, sour cream, mushrooms, and a few other things, and you’ll have a great beef stew recipe! Try it today!

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    19. Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew

    Save this stew for St. Patrick’s day. Something new and different than regular corn beef and cabbage. Stew them in the crockpot and you are going to be amazed with the flavors.

    It’s as easy as throw everything in the crock and forget about it till dinner time.

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    20. Persian Inspired Beef and Herb Stew

    This beautiful Persian Inspired Beef and Herb Stew has become one of our favorite stew meat recipes.

    It has tomatoes, white beans, spinach and tons of fresh herbs. When you want a totally new type of beef stew, this is one to try.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    21. Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew

    Crock pot is a great way to cook the stew slow and low. This stew has an Italian twist.

    Beef along with veggies, beans and artichokes in a tomato wine based gravy. So Yumm…

    Get the Recipe @ vikalinka

    22. Cheesy Hamburger Stew

    This Cheesy Hamburger Stew is the absolute BEST! It’s so rich and cheesy, a perfect stick-to-your-ribs meal for when the temperature drops in the winter.

    Get the Recipe @ sonourished

    23. Beef Mechado – Filipino Beef Stew

    Another comfort stew recipe for you to try is this Beef Mechado. The tangy tomato-based sauce tastes awesome with chunks of beef and potatoes.

    We are sure are going to enjoy this hearty and filling stew, and it tastes best with steamed rice.

    Get the Recipe @ panlasangpinoy

    24. Keto Beef Stew

    Looking for a hearty, yet still easy-to-cook meal? Look no further.

    This is perfect to make when you’re looking for a comforting dish that you can simply assemble in your crockpot, and the beef and healthy vegetables will make for a delicious and juicy dish.

    Get the Recipe @ wholesomerecipebox

    25. Stifado – Greek Red Wine Beef Stew

    Greek Beef Stifado is a beautifully flavored stew where beef simmers in wine low and slow until it is melt in your mouth tender.

    If you need a great new beef stew recipe, this is it!

    Get the Recipe @ thegreekfoodie

    What a great variety of cozy beef stew recipes. They’re all so hearty and so delicious, it’s hard to pick a favorite!

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    25 BEST Beef Stew Recipes

    This collection of cozy Beef Stew Recipes includes 25 hearty and satisfying meals to keep you warm this winter! We love this basic crockpot stew:


    • 2.5 lbs beef, cut into 1.5 in chunks
    • 1 lb baby potatoes
    • 4 carrots, roughly chopped
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 4 celery stalks, chopped
    • 5-6 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 12oz bottle Guinness stout
    • 2 cups beef broth
    • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
    • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary (or 2 tsp dried)
    • 7-8 sprigs fresh thyme (or 2 tsp dried)
    • 3 bay leaves
    • Salt & pepper to taste
    • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
    • 2-3 Tbsp flour


      1. In a skillet over medium high heat, add oil then beef chunks. Give a quick sear to all sides. Don't overcrowd, work in batches if necessary.
      2. In slow cooker, add half of veggies, then meat, herbs, and chopped garlic then remaining veggies. Add liquids. Everything should be submerged. If needed add additional water or broth.
      3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
      4. Mix 2-3 tablespoons of flour with cold water. Gradually stir into cooked stew until you get your desired consistency.

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