Top Rated Stew Recipes

Vegan Harvest Vegetable Stew
This vegan vegetable stew was also a huge success at the recent Feeding the 5000 event in Portland, Maine. Taste-wise, it's hot, thick, eclectic, and very spicy — without being picante.
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Bison meat is known to cook faster than beef, and the best way to do it is low and slow, making it a great choice for a traditional stew recipe. Red wine and beef broth, flavored with simple aromatics like onion, carrots, celery, and garlic, is the perfect broth for tender bison brisket. 
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Stewed Tomatoes with Polenta
The beauty of heirloom tomatoes is that they’re so good they can be eaten raw, which is why I only stewed some of the tomatoes in this recipe. Ironically enough, I couldn’t find heirlooms at the store, so I didn’t feel as guilty about it. This is a very elegant dish that’s really easy to make. All it takes is marsala cooking wine. Bright, ripe heirloom cherry tomatoes are added at the end for a burst of freshness and color. Click here to see It's Time for a Cherry Tomato Fiesta — 11 Great Recipes.
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Chicken and Rutabaga Stew
Rutabaga is a root vegetable that most people probably don't cook on a regular basis. I know this was my first time using the vegetable, which to me, looked like an overgrown turnip with brown skin. Not beautiful, I know, but I was curious to find out if it tasted better than it looked. It turned out to be an interesting departure from the stew standard — the potato. It's relatively mild in flavor and I left it a little bit of crunch to give the stew texture. All in all, I think it's a vegetable I'd like to try again — and the fact that it's dirt cheap is a plus, too.
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Braised Lamb Stew
After receiving a new Dutch oven for Christmas (yay!), I was excited to put it to use with this easy stew. Feel free to add other herbs like rosemary or thyme to it and vegetables like chickpeas or beans, but this lamb stew is delicious as is. Because of my love for tomatoes, I decided to use that as my braising liquid instead of broth. It still has a fair amount of acidity and some sweetness, which was enhanced by the carrots. We served it with crispy potatoes, but it would also work well with rice, couscous, or boiled potatoes. Click here to see the Slow Cooker Challenge. Click here for more of the 101 Best Slow Cooker Recipes
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ground rabbit stew
“Ground rabbit is delicious, but not always easy to find. Have your butcher order a rabbit and grind it for you for this recipe. Rabbit is low fat and I prefer using it ground, as it does not dry out.” – Melanie Underwood, Chef Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC
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Japanese Short Rib Stew
This short rib stew is inspired by a traditional Japanese comfort food dish, nikujaga, a stew made with either pork or beef and potatoes. I added a few more vegetables here to make it a more well-rounded dish. See all stew recipes. Click here to see Heavenly Short Rib Recipes.
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Beef Stew
This comforting beef stew can be made in just over an hour. It’s a great basic beef stew with simple ingredients, and the best part is that it tastes even better the next day. It’s also a really budget-friendly dish made with chuck meat, which tends to have a lot of fat — great for all that extra juice flavor!25 Slow Cooker Soups and Stews for WinterThis stew is perfect on its own or served with rice or quinoa.
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This traditional Puerto Rican stew recipe is easy to preapre and makes for a hearty meal. 
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Sweet Potato and Lamb Stew Recipe
This hearty stew, with tender, succulent meat and chunks of sweet potato, is sure to stick to your ribs.Click here to see Luscious Lamb Recipes. 
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Crock Pot Beef Stew
This is a super meaty beef stew that has more of a clear broth than the gravy-like Dinty Moore version. If you like the broth a bit thicker, toss the cubes of beef in flour before browning. Crock-pot temperatures vary — I find that the smaller crock-pots are often hotter than the large ones, which this recipe was scaled for originally, but as always with beef, low and slow makes it the most tender.Click here to see Cozy Comfort Food Recipes.  Click here for more of the 101 Best Slow Cooker Recipes
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Guinness Stew
 Rumor has it that when Arthur Guinness first signed the lease to an unused brewery in the St. James section of Dublin, he was so confident in his brew that he made a deal to own the space for 9,000 years. Centuries later, it is safe to say that it was a smart investment. Everyone can respect a decent pour of the black gold, but what your loved ones will really go wild for is how you infuse it with traditional peasant fare in this easy, hearty stew.
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