15 Stew Recipes Worth Cozying Up To

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15 Stew Recipes Worth Cozying Up To

Egyptian Edamame Stew

A riff on the Egyptian classic ful medames, a highly seasoned fava bean mash, this version is made with easier-to-find edamame and the ingredients are kept whole. Make it a meal: Soak up the delicious sauce with couscous, bulgur or warm whole-wheat pita bread.

Click here for the recipe: Egyptian Edamame Stew

Catalan Fish Stew With Pimentón Mayonnaise

Grating plum tomatoes for Catalan fish stew makes an instant puree. Cooking the tomato puree with serrano ham and olives adds layers of flavors to the stew.

Click here for the recipe: Catalan Fish Stew With Pimentón Mayonnaise

Hungarian Beef Goulash

This streamlined goulash skips the step of browning the beef, and instead coats it in a spice crust to give it a rich mahogany hue. This saucy dish is a natural served over whole-wheat egg noodles. Or, for something different, try prepared potato gnocchi or spaetzle.

Click here for the recipe: Hungarian Beef Goulash

African Peanut Stew with Shrimp and Butternut Squash

The flavor base of this stew is like a curried peanut sauce, and it’s perfect with sweet butternut squash and big jumbo shrimp!

Click here for the recipe: African Peanut Stew with Shrimp and Butternut Squash

Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

Here's a dinnertime warmer with a hint of spring's sweetness, designed for that day when you'd rather be outside raking the leaves from the garden, getting it ready for what's ahead, than slaving over the stove.

Click here for the recipe: Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

Senegalese Okra Stew

This vegetarian stew is filled with flavor for a hearty meal.

Click here for the recipe: Senegalese Okra Stew

Quick Pork & Chile Stew

The potatoes in this quick, Tex-Mex-style pork stew are cooked until they are falling apart to add body to the stew. Poblano peppers vary in heat: if you want a stew without any heat, use 2 small green bell peppers in place of the poblanos. Serve with: Warm corn tortillas or cheese quesadillas.

Click here for the recipe: Quick Pork & Chile Stew

Dijon Chicken Stew

This satisfying stew stars chunks of chicken and tender braised escarole in a flavorful Dijon wine sauce. Try it with boneless, skinless chicken thighs or pork tenderloin, if you prefer. It doubles easily in the same pot. Serve with rustic whole-grain bread.

Click here for the recipe: Dijon Chicken Stew

Persian Chicken Stew

Khoresht fesenjan is a Persian stew made with pomegranate juice and walnuts. Chef Matthew Dillon serves this version at his Sitka & Spruce restaurant in Seattle's Melrose Market. His rule No. 1 for making this dish: "Use a thoughtfully and responsibly raised whole chicken."

Click here for the recipe: Persian Chicken Stew

Irish Lamb Stew

This is Emerald Isle penicillin: a rich stew that'll cure whatever ails you. In traditional fashion, nothing here is browned first, just all stewed together.

Click here for the recipe: Irish Lamb Stew

Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew

Modeled on North African stews, this aromatic vegetarian main course can be served over brown rice or steamed spinach.

Click here for the recipe: Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew

Oyster Stew

This oyster stew can be transformed from a comforting one-pot meal to an elegant dish for guests when you top it with Caviar Toasts: Dollop toasted slices of baguette with 1 teaspoon sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon caviar and a sprinkle of herbs.

Click here for the recipe: Oyster Stew

Mussel and White Bean Stew

A blend of seafood and spanish tastes, this stew only takes 30 mintues to complete. We recommed you serve it with crusty bread.

Click here for the recipe: Mussel and White Bean Stew

Veal Stew with Garden Vegetables

Hearty and delicious, this veal stew is a snap to make in the slow cooker. Assemble and set it to cook in the morning, then savor the mouthwatering aroma from the kitchen when you return home in the evening.

Click here for the recipe: Veal Stew with Garden Vegetables

West African Vegetable Stew

Tired of making the same old meat and potatoes stew? Here's a delicious different vegetable stew that features an usual combination of sweet and savory ingredients that blend together beautifully with mouthwatering results.

Click here for the recipe: West African Vegetable Stew

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Like it or not, winter is speeding toward us. And rather than living in denial, it makes more sense to find ways to revel in it. One way to do that? Making hearty and cozy dishes like stew. The kind of meals you wouldn't want to eat in the hot summer function as the ultimate comfort food in the fall and winter.

Our slideshow above features 15 fragrant stews that will fill your house with mouthwatering aromas. Check out exotic offerings like Egyptian Edamame Stew and Persian Chicken Stew, or opt for a classic meat and potato variety.

Check out the slideshow above to get 15 stew recipes worth cozying up to.

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