As the winter chill sets in, there’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of stew to warm you from the inside out. We’ve rounded up 13 of the coziest and heartiest stew recipes that are perfect for those long, cold nights. From rich beef and mushroom to a vibrant vegetable medley, each recipe is a hug in a bowl, guaranteed to satisfy your cravings for comfort food.
Instant Pot Beef and Mushroom Stew
Whip up a batch of beef and mushroom stew in your Instant Pot for those cozy winter nights. This stew is all about comfort, with hearty beef and earthy mushrooms making it the perfect stick-to-your-ribs meal. Ideal for busy evenings, it’s a fuss-free way to get a warming, fulfilling dinner on the table.
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This turkey stew mixes shredded turkey with a medley of baby red potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, celery, and onions, creating a heartwarming stew perfect for winter. The addition of garlic, fresh herbs, tomato paste, and balsamic vinegar adds layers of flavor, making it a cozy choice for a cold evening.
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Dive into the Italian classic, ciambotta, a hearty stew perfect for celebrating winter. It’s super versatile, so throw in whatever veggies you have on hand. Whether served with crusty bread or as is, this stew brings a cozy touch to any winter meal.
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Turmeric Lentil Stew
Turmeric lentil stew is a nourishing and hearty choice. Pair it with your favorite grain for a comforting dish that’s perfect when you need a warm embrace on a cold winter day.
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Slow Cooker Lamb Stew
Set it and forget it with this slow cooker lamb stew. Lean lamb stew meat, mushrooms, white beans, kale, tomatoes, and rosemary combine to create a cozy bowl of comfort. It’s an easy way to enjoy a hearty meal without spending hours in the kitchen, perfect for warming up your winter nights.
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Moroccan Lamb Lentil Stew
Experience the flavors of Morocco with this lamb lentil stew, enriched with Moroccan spices and chickpeas. Garnished with fresh cilantro and yogurt, it’s a warming, hearty meal that brings a touch of exotic flair to your winter dining.
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Red Wine Beef Stew Stuffed Potatoes
Indulge in the rich flavors of this red wine beef stew served in stuffed potatoes. It’s a unique and hearty dish that’s sure to warm you up on the coldest winter days.
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Vegetable Stew with Dumplings
Enjoy a thick stew packed with colorful veggies, earthy lentils, and aromatic herbs. Topped with flavorful dumplings, this 40-minute recipe is not just easy but also a crowd-pleaser, perfect for warming up your winter evenings.
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Potato Stew with Chickpeas
This hearty potato stew with chickpeas is incredibly easy to make and really sticks to your ribs for a simple, satisfying, comforting meal.
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Oxtail Stew with Beans
Incredibly rich and luxurious, this oxtail stew with beans is pure comfort food at its finest. A showstopper of a dish that’s perfect for cozy winter meals.
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Vietnamese Beef Stew
If you love tender, fall-apart braised beef, this Vietnamese beef stew is a must-try. Braised with spices and aromatics like lemongrass and star anise, it’s incredibly comforting and perfect for special occasions or an everyday meal during winter.
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Hearty White Bean Stew
Consider this hearty white bean stew for a quick, easy, and flavor-packed meal. It’s perfect for the family, providing a cozy, comforting, and nourishing experience on cold winter nights.
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Apple Cider Beef Stew
Embrace the winter season with this apple cider beef stew. It’s a comforting mix of flavors that gets even better the day after. Quick to prepare, it’s an excellent choice for a cozy meal at home, promising a warm and hearty experience on those cold winter days.
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