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Nothing says comfort like walking into the kitchen, lifting the lid off of a pot, and letting the divine savory aromas swirl and escape. Nothing has stretched limited ingredients, developed more flavor, and tasted complex like a hearty, comforting stew. Whether you’re bracing for the encroaching chilly fall nights or in the midst of winter’s icy depths, a stew is there to soothe and combat any cold weather you have to face.

Red Wine Beef Stew

This Red Wine Beef Stew is here to stay in your recipe rotation. Layers upon layers of flavor develop by browning the stew meat and scraping the rendered brown bits off of the bottom of the pot. After the beef simmers away in a tomato and red wine sauce, sweet sauteed onions and carrots get tossed into the pot alongside potatoes, creating a wonderful complex stew. If you’re interested in making the recipe, click the link here.

Creamy Mushroom Farro Stew

Creamy Mushroom Farro Stew

If you want stew without all of the meat then this recipe for Creamy Mushroom Farro Soup is the perfect solution. Cremini mushrooms give the stew an earthy, complex taste, while farro and kale give the stew great body and heartiness. A cream-injected broth makes this stew a wonderful bowl of comfort. To get the recipe, click the link here.

Shripwreck Stew

This humble-looking stew has more than meets the eye. Shipwreck Stew’s layers of flavor are developed by literally layering the ingredients in the pot. Cooked ground beef is the foundation of all of the other ingredients that get layered on top. Once all of the layers are added to the pot, cover the pot with a lid and let it cook for forty-five minutes. The onions soften and turn sweet and the celery, kidney beans, and green beans will add a good bite. To get the recipe, click the link here.

Simple Cuban Chicken Stew

If you want a stew with a lighter base, then look no further than this Simple Cuban Chicken Stew. Chicken, corn, carrots, potatoes, and onion are the foundation of a light and soul-satisfying chicken-based broth. The addition of pasta (don’t question it, it’s super tasty!) sends this stew to a new level of carb-induced comfort. To get the ingredient list and recipe instructions, click the link here.

Cowboy Stew

With three meats in the stew, you can tell that this Cowboy Stew means business! Bacon, sausage, and ground beef cook until golden brown, creating a great base to develop flavors. Satisfying starches like potatoes and corn absorb all of the sweetness from the baked beans and the zippiness from the green chilis. Interested in the recipe? Then click the link to get more of the recipe’s details.

Texas Stew

Texas Stew

Texas Stew makes the prep work painless! A majority of the ingredients are canned, making this a perfect pantry-based recipe. Ground beef is the base for a plethora of tasting additions like beans, corn, carrots, and green beans. Simmer for an hour, and all the stew develops out-of-this-world delicious flavors. Get the recipe and detailed instructions by clicking the link here!

Leek and Oatmeal Stew

Brotchán Roy is the traditional Irish name to describe this Leek and Oatmeal Stew. Leeks and carrots saute in butter before stock and oats are added to the pot. A good simmer thickens the stew for a hearty alternative way to use those pantry oats. The best part? This stew simmers only for thirty to forty minutes, making it a quick stew! Get all of the details by clicking here.

Lamb Stew with Spiced Chickpeas

Lamb is something we generally assign to spring, but lamb is a great meat to have in stews — case and point — this Lamb Stew with Spiced Chickpeas. Lamb becomes fall-apart tender in a tomato-based sauce fortified by a special spice blend, dried apricots, ginger, cinnamon, and citrus. Chicken peas are the hearty and satisfying companion to the lamb, filling out the stew. To get the recipe details, click the link here.