9 Hearty Beef Stew Recipes

hearty beef stew recipes

Who doesn’t love a hearty bowl of beef stew and a thick slice of crusty bread? As fall sets in, temperatures will start to cool off and cravings for home cooking will heat up. Like a warm hug on a crisp evening, beef stew is the perfect comfort food. No matter if you serve it in a bowl or over creamy mashed potatoes, your whole family will love these tried-and-true recipes. Tender vegetables and melt-in-your-mouth beef in a thick savory broth, these homemade beef stew recipes are full of flavor and just perfect.

Irish Beef Stew

Irish Beef Stew

“Beef stew is one of my favourite winter comfort foods and with St Patrick’s Day coming up, an Irish style beef stew is in order! I often go with lamb for an Irish style stew but beef is also great and you really can’t go wrong with either when you are slowly braising it until it just melts in your mouth!” - Kevin
Beef Stew with Beer

Beef Stew with Beer

“This rich and delicious Beef Stew with Beer is cooked slowly until the beef is tender and falling apart. This soup makes a savory, quick and delicious meal any day of the week.” - Paula
Hearty Herb and Cabernet Beef Stew

Hearty Herb and Cabernet Beef Stew

“It's cozy and comforting for your soul by way of your stomach. My dad made scrumptious vegetable and beef soup. This hearty beef stew is a nod to his creation but kicks it up several tasty notches with a healthy dose of Jacob’s Creek Cabernet Shiraz red blend. This savory pot pairs tender nuggets of beef, fresh veggies, a blend of herbs, and a Cabernet/Shiraz blend! Winter's not going away yet so there's still time to enjoy a steaming bowl of stew.” - Jennifer
Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew

“This recipe is an absolute winner. I made it for St. Patrick's Day lunch today, and my father and husband had very gratifying reactions. Thank you so much! It's easy to make. I paired it with Irish Boxty Potatoes instead of mashed, and that worked VERY well. This will be part of our annual family St. Pat's tradition.” - Sarah
Crock Pot Beef Stew

Crock Pot Beef Stew

“Very easy, savory stew. Throw it together in the morning, and by afternoon you have a hearty, hot meal in a bowl. Fresh potatoes and carrots can be used in place of the canned/bagged veggies I use.” - Penny
Carne Guisada - Slow Cooker (Mexican Beef Stew)

Carne Guisada - Slow Cooker (Mexican Beef Stew)

“This certainly deserves all the accolades it's already been given! I cut everything in half for 2 of us and was able to sear all the meat at once. I did use green pepper and a 14 oz can of tomatoes. Only part of a jalapeño, served with brown rice grain mixture and forgot about the cheese. But you know what - it was super!” - Carolyn
An Irish Guinness Beef Stew

An Irish Guinness Beef Stew

“This is a handy dinner you can prepare the night before, especially for us working mothers. When I'm on nights I would have this pre-made for the next day all I have to do is heat and serve. Now coming into the long winter dark evenings this stew will hit the spot for all the family. Hope you like and enjoy.” - Racquel
Better-than-Homemade Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Better-than-Homemade Slow Cooker Beef Stew

“I made this Friday night. It was delicious and it was a hit! I used 4 potatoes and 5 carrots though. I wanted to make sure it was as filling as possible. This was my first ever crock pot recipe.” - Vanessa
Grandma's Beef Stew

Grandma's Beef Stew

“This recipe is from my husband's Grandma Ruth. She was an amazing cook. He has memories of her cooking this stew when he was a small child. She cooked this stew in an old-fashioned witch's pot over an open fire outside. I do mine in the oven or you can do it in a Crock Pot. The flavor is amazing. I'm a huge fan of one-pot meals and this is one of my favorites. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Plan ahead because it needs to slow cook.” - Angela