A slow-simmered stew chock full of melt-in-your-mouth chunks of meat, tender vegetables and fistfuls of herbs is exactly what you need on a blistery winter day. Grab a hunk of crusty bread, a big spoon and dig in to these satisfying stew recipes.
Beef and Butternut Squash Stew
Made with nutrition-packed butternut squash, fresh herbs and budget-friendly stewing beef, this hearty stew also makes for great leftovers.
Irish Steak & Ale Stew
This rich and hearty stew features big chunks of tender stewed beef, salty bacon, thickly sliced carrots and a dark-style beer or stout for depth.
Chianti Marinated Beef Stew
Don’t be intimidated by the entire bottle of Chianti wine that goes into this stew. The alcohol cooks away to give this beef brisket and pancetta dish a deeply rich flavour.
Cold Kicker Stew
An ultra-healthy stew is just what the doctor ordered come cold and flu season. Flush your system of the bad by putting in a world of good with this stew brimming with celery, onions, garlic, butternut squash and kale.
This restaurant-worthy dish gets its glam factor from the addition of fresh lobster and Cognac, while vegetables like yellow zucchini and asparagus make it hearty enough for a well-rounded meal.
Mushroom Beef Stew
Sauteed onion, garlic and mixed mushrooms form the base of this beef stew. This recipe encourages the creation of a deep-brown flavour profile by taking the time to pat the beef dry and give it a good sear.
Vegetable Medley Stew
This vegetarian-friendly stew features a hearty mix of cauliflower, carrots, red bell pepper and zucchini in an herb-infused tomato based sauce.
Beef Stew with Biscuits
This lower-calorie version of beef stew gets its flavour punch from loads of fresh herbs, low-sodium beef stock and a classic mirepoix.
Hearty Meatball Stew
The meatballs for this comforting stew are made with a mix of beef, Italian sausage and sandwich bread that helps keep them unbelievably moist and flavourful.
Roasted Venison Stew with Parsnips and Carrots
The shoulder cut of the venison in this hearty root vegetable-filled stew cooks down to delightfully tender morsels.
This classic dish is made with beef short ribs flavoured with thyme, oregano and rosemary, and is filled out with big chunks of red potatoes.
Anise-Flavoured Seafood Stew
Leeks, fennel and orange peel flavour Laura Calder’s Mediterranean-inspired, totally sumptuous seafood stew.
Moroccan Stew with Preserved Lemon
This saffron, turmeric, ginger and cumin-flecked sauce gets an extra dose of flavour thanks to chopped preserved lemon, which helps to add a tangy flavour while cutting the richness.
Bonnie’s Italian Stew
Plump beef meatballs give this classic comfort food an incredibly delicious Italian twist. Fresh basil and tomatoes give the broth a boost of fresh Italian flavours.
Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew
You can’t get much simpler than this beef and barley stew. Toss onions, celery, potatoes, carrots, beef, herbs, spices and beef stock into your slow cooker — and come home to a mouthwatering, filling dinner.
Orange Chicken Tagine
This complete-meal stew won’t leave you feeling too full. The trick to this tagine is its layering of spices and sweetness, making it taste indulgent while remaining a wholesome weekday option that’s sophisticated enough for entertaining.
Slow Cooker Moroccan Turkey Stew
Sometimes, we all need a break from beef stew, and this turkey version provides a lighter, leaner twist on the comforting classic. Spiced to perfection, and full of veggies and lean protein that simmer away in a slow cooker while you’re at work.
Beef, beans, ham and pork ribs are just the start of this classic stick-to-your-ribs stew that’s seasoned with serrano peppers, bay leaves, hot sauce and oranges. The slow-cooked dish is served with garlicky collard greens and white rice.
Spiced Red Lentil Vegetable Stew
Lentils contain more fibre than nearly any other bean or legume, making them a satisfying, healthy option to keep on hand in both vegan and omnivorous kitchens. Quick-cooking and simple to prepare, make lentil stew your new weeknight go-to for a meatless main (just skip the cheese topping).
Slow Cooker Stew with Multigrain Buns and Salad
Prep your beef and veggies the night before, so you can plug in your slow cooker and arrive home to warm, filling ready-to-eat supper waiting for you.
This classic French stew is full of all sorts of delicious seafood including clams, cod, mussels and halibut simmered together in a chunky tomato-herb sauce.
Parker's Beef Stew
Packed with veggies, sun-dried tomatoes, beef and a whole bottle of good red wine, this hearty beef stew is sure to satisfy.
Slow Cooker Asian-Style Beef Stew
Asian spices infuse this vibrant stew with warm, comforting flavours.
Get the recipe for Ricardo’s Slow Cooker Asian-Style Beef Stew
Muri Ghonto (Fish Stew)
This hearty fish stew is a uniquely Canadian dish that comes from a traditional Bengali recipe with added Newfoundland influences. Cumin, tumeric, phoron, bay leaves, garlic and fresh coriander give this fish head stew tons of flavour.
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Let the slow cooker do all the work for this tasty meal that’s chock full of hearty beef, vegetables and tons of flavour.
Chicken Stew with Biscuits
A complete meal that’s as delicious as it is comforting, this chicken stew topped with homemade biscuits is sure to become a family favourite.
Pressure-Cooker Pork Stew with Fall Vegetables
Put together in under an hour, you can enjoy a warm and hearty home-cooked meal, even when you don’t have time for cooking!
Winter Vegetable and Hazelnut Stew
You’ll love the nutty crunch of crushed hazelnuts in this hearty stew, chock -full of tender parsnips, artichokes and small white turnips, cooked to perfection in a creamy, thyme-scented broth and peppered with bits of crispy pancetta.
Pork and Ancho Stew
The kind of stew that gets better the longer it bubbles away on the stove, you’ll adore the way cinnamon, jalapeño, cloves and cumin create a dish full of mouthwatering flavours, boosted by hot and sweet ancho chillies, and juicy, tender pork.
Zucchini, Potato and Fennel Stew
A filling vegetarian winter stew that will warm you up from the inside out. Fresh fennel gives this comforting dish amazing aroma and subtle flavour that you’ll love.