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9 Beef Stew Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

Butternut squash stew
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Rather than spending your nights subtweeting about someone you've got beef with, have him or her over and work out your differences over spoonfuls of tender chuck roast and hearty vegetables. These recipes yield so much stew, that sharing is practically mandatory anyway.

Slow cooker beef stew
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Slow-cooker beef stew

Classic beef stew, just like ma used to make. Not my ma, but someone's for sure. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chuck-eye roast
  • Beef broth
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Peas

Kerala-style stew

The fragrant and rich coconut milk gravy delivers big flavor with very little work. Get the recipe.

Key ingredients:

  • Beef chuck
  • Serrano chiles
  • Ginger
  • Carrots
  • Coconut milk
Butternut squash beef stew
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Butternut beef stew with couscous

Creamy squash and pearl couscous replace the usual potatoes and carrots in this healthy stew, and pumpkin beer adds another layer of flavor. Find the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chuck roast
  • Pumpkin beer
  • Mushrooms
  • Butternut squash
  • Pearl couscous 

Provençal beef stew

No matter how tough your roast is, it can't stand up to the power of the slow cooker, which could probably tenderize a brick. Make this rustic French stew here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chuck roast
  • Dry red wine
  • Beef broth
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Zucchini
Irish stew shepherd's pie
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Shepherd's pie

If Irish stew alone isn't enough to satiate you, maybe a layer of mashed potatoes will do the trick. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Beef shank
  • Carrots
  • Guinness
  • Beef broth
  • Mashed potatoes 

Thai beef curry

Beef stew is hardly limited to the carrot-and-potato peasant medley, and honestly, the smell of the curry, ginger, and coconut blend can't be beat. Get the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Beef stew meat
  • Ginger
  • Coconut milk
  • Thai red curry paste
  • Fish sauce
Korean beef stew
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Korean beef

The slow cooker gets this sweet-and-spicy beef fork-tender with only 10 minutes of prep. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chuck roast
  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Ginger
  • Sriracha 

Quickie beef stew

A relatively quick stew for those lazy Sunday nights. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chuck roast
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Beef bouillon cubes
  • Flour
Guinness stew
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Guinness Irish stew

A pint of creamy stout adds a serious amount of depth and richness to the typical meat and potatoes. Get the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chuck-eye roast
  • Chicken stock
  • Guinness
  • Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Carrots


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Perry Santanachote is Thrillist's former recipes editor and often uses beef stew as a peace offering. Follow her at @perrysant.