Our favourite classic stew recipes

These are the stews your mama (and grandmother, and HER mother) used to make. The fail-proof, hearty, easy-to-prepare, and so delicious stew classics that have stood the test of time.

Try this recipe for beef stew and beans with loads of herbs, garlic, and RED WINE (because you simply can’t leave out the red wine from a classic stew):



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Oxtail is ideal for stewing. It’s rich, a little fatty for flavour, and the bones release loads of flavour into the broth while it cooks. Here’s our favourite easy oxtail soup recipe:



For meat-free Mondays, try this garlicky white bean and chard stew, with smoked paprika and a touch of chilli:



Add some zing

These are some more unusual stew recipes that you and your family can enjoy. The great thing about stew is that it can be enjoyed the next day (think stew ‘curry bunny’), and can be easily frozen in preparation for those days when you just don’t have time to cook up a healthy meal.

Coriander, cumin, turmeric and paprika make up this tender and flavour-filled North African lamb stew:



Instead of the red wine, this three bean chorizo stew recipe uses milk stout and spicy chorizo sausages. Is your mouth watering yet?!



This Lebanese stew uses chicken which is stewed in a flavourful paprika, cumin and coriander tomato sauce. Serve it with brown rice for a hearty family meal: