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    The 30 BEST Stew Meat Recipes

    Stew meat… bite sized chunks of beef that start out tough, but become melt on your mouth tender after hours of braising or stewing.

    This collection of easy Stew Meat Recipes will give you so many varied flavors and techniques for cooking this budget friendly meat.

    Though you can buy pre-packaged stew meat in any grocery store, it’s also easy to cut your own at home. Simply cut it into even-sized bites.

    What Are the Best Cuts for Stew Meat?

    The best cuts of stew meat are lean, with lots of collagen-rich connective tissues that melt down during slow cooking. Our top picks:

    • Chuck – The absolute best choice!
    • Round – A good, budget friendly choice. If you have the option, choose bottom round over top.
    • Oxtail – If you don’t mind deboning, it braises beautifully.
    • Brisket – Budget friendly, but will not turn out as tender as the other listed cuts
    How to cook stew meat - 30 great stew meat recipes.

    The Best Stew Meat Recipes:

    1. Guinness Beef Stew

    Starting our list of stew meat recipes… Who doesn’t like a nice steaming pot of stew?

    These rich savory flavors are created from robust Guinness stout mixed with fresh herbs and the usual humble veggies. This is the ultimate comfort food.

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    2. 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.

    The thick and rich sauce dripping over warm rice is gorgeous.

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    3. Ultimate Chili

    It’s big. It’s bold. It’s… ultimate. This chili is jam packed with everything. You better have a big appetite, and a big couch to plop down on after a heaping serving of this chili.

    Serve it with cornbread for a great family dinner.

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    4. Beef Tagine (Moroccan Beef Stew)

    Brimming with sweet and savory flavors, Beef Tagine 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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    5. Carbonnade Flamande

    It’s time to introduce Carbonnade Flamande to your friends and family.

    Make a big pot of this rustic, rich, thick, and velvety Flemish beef stew and serve it Belgian style, over everyone’s favorite French fries. Trust us, it will hit all the right Stew Spots

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    6. Slow Cooker Creamy Beef Stroganoff

    Beef stroganoff is a classic dish that is loved by so many. This recipe is a delicious alternative to the traditional way of cooking stroganoff, and it creates an amazing flavor profile.

    Combine stew meat, mushrooms, sour cream, and a few other ingredients, and watch the magic happen!

    Get the Recipe @ lecremedelacrumb


    7. Japanese Beef Curry

    Japanese curry is nothing like other curries 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. One of our favorite stew meat recipes!

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    8. Birria

    Birria is a traditional Mexican dish that has gotten very popular in the states lately.

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

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven


    9. Birria Tacos

    These are EPIC tacos… Birria Tacos!!! This birria taco recipe is made with tender and flavorful birria beef, which is loaded into broth-dipped corn tortillas with cheese, fried until crispy, then dunked in birria broth or consommé for a delicious finish.

    Hmmm… these dunking tacos. I bet once you try them, you will come back to these again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ lemonblossoms


    10. Beef Pot Pie

    Everybody loves comfort food, and this beef pot pie is the perfect definition of comfort food. The beef is super tender and deeply flavored, and the meat is sure to melt right in your mouth.

    It’s also filled with vegetables that complement the beef flavors wonderfully, to complete the pot pie.

    Get the Recipe @ gooddinnermom


    11. Beef Bourguignon (Julia Child Recipe)

    Beef Bourguignon is a savory French classic, made popular in the states by Julia Child. Tender chunks of stew meat, veggies and potatoes braised in a wine infused broth.

    This recipe shows how humble ingredients can create magic…

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites


    12. Maafe

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

    Though you can use any meat of your choice, stew meat is perfect in this spiced peanut butter and tomato based sauce.

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    13. Crockpot Beef Barley Soup

    Incredibly tender beef and vegetables with perfectly textured barley. That’s what this beef barley soup is all about.

    The meat is cooked slow and low and melts in your mouth.

    Get the Recipe @ thechunkychef


    14. Beef Rendang

    Beef rendang is a spicy, rich and creamy Malaysian/Indonesian beef stew made with beef, spices and coconut milk.

    Considered by many the king of all curries, it’s a must try for curry lovers like me.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia


    15. Beef Casserole

    This beef casserole is a British favorite. Basically a stew, it has an amazing gravy with white wine, mushrooms, horseradish sauce, cream, and other great flavor enhancers.

    Make a big pot, you’ll want leftovers.

    Get the Recipe @ bakeatmidnight


    16. Cranberry Cider Braised Beef Stew with Rosemary Polenta.

    Here’s a unique, but delicious, stew that you have to try on some cozy night.

    Cranberry Cider Braised Beef Stew with Rosemary Polenta has a deep and complex flavor from varied ingredients that go wonderfully together. Amazing recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest


    17. Hungarian Goulash

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

    Try this beef stew and you will come back to this one again and again.


    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert


    18. 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


    19. 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


    20. Thai Beef Curry

    Thai beef curry features a great combination of flavors: coconut milk, aromatics, red chili paste, fish sauce, and hearty beef.

    After braising for a while, the meat becomes melt in your mouth tender. So good.

    Get the Recipe @ theendlessmeal


    21. Sancocho

    This Latin beef stew recipe is a hearty soup with chunks of tender beef, root vegetables, and more!

    Don’t worry if you miss one or two vegetables, we promise it would still taste awesome in their absence.

    Get the Recipe @ mommyshomecooking


    22. Beef Stroganoff Pot Pies

    They’re comforting, they’re warming they’re beef stroganoff pot pies! They’re super easy to make, and they can be made in a slow cooker.

    The beef is mixed inside the pie with a creamy sauce that brings the whole thing together.

    Get the Recipe @ thesimplehousewife


    23. Beef Bhuna

    Here’s a famous curry house favorite from Britain. Beef bhuna is a delicious, spicy, thick sauced beef slow cooked in a tomato based gravy.

    Imagine it atop some cashew rice or with fresh crispy naan… yum.

    Get the Recipe @ krumpli


    24. Irish Stew

    This classic Irish stew never disappoints anyone. Tender meat, carrots, and potatoes simmered slow and low in perfectly seasoned beer broth and you end up with one delicious pot.

    This stew is a MUST for chilly winter nights.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo


    25. Slow Cooker Beef Curry

    Do you want a flavorful meal that you can simply pop in the crock for a few hours? Here is a beef curry recipe that is simply divine!

    Served with naan or rice, this is a perfect recipe if you’re looking for a delicious curry meal that you can prepare at the beginning of your day and have ready by dinnertime!

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharlatan


    26. Crockpot Vegetable Beef Soup

    Curl up with this hearty, cozy comfort in a bowl. This delicious beef soup with tons of veggies is all you need at the end of the day.

    Only one thing can make this happen with the least of efforts from you… yes, only your beloved crockpot.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated


    27. 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


    28. Stifado – Greek Red Wine Beef Stew

    Greek Beef Stifado is an amazing stew with juicy and tender, melt in your mouth beef in a delicious, slightly sweet and intense aromatic red wine sauce.

    The dish is cooked slowly and made with love. This traditional stew recipe is the ultimate in comfort food, and is one of the most popular dishes in Greece.

    Get the Recipe @ thegreekfoodie


    29. Asian Beef Stew

    We’re wrapping up our list with this Asian Beef Stew.

    It has all the flavors you would expect in an Asian dish, but in stew form. How cool!

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia


    30. Slow Cooker Barbecue Beer Beef Stew

    Get the Recipe @ themom100


    What a great variety of stew meat recipes. Any one of them can be the definition of comfort food.

    Save or pin this collection of great recipes so you always know where to find it. And be sure to subscribe to GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up new easy recipes for you!

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    30 BEST Ways to Cook Stew Meat

    These easy Stew Meat Recipes has plenty of different methods and flavorings, but all result in melt in your mouth tender meat!

    Ingredients

    • beef stew meat
    • potatoes
    • veggies
    • stock
    • flour
    • seasonings

    Instructions

    1. pick a recipe that looks good
    2. gather your ingredients
    3. cook your new favorite stew meat recipe

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