A tasty beef stew is one of the go-to foods for cold winter weather. Popular around the world, except perhaps in India, a ton of recipes have been made over the years. The first evidence of stew making dates back over 8000 years ago. Utensils like turtle shells were used as cooking pots by ancient tribes like the Amazons.

Also in the old Greek and Roman culture there are numerous stories and recipes about stew. Luckily for us, a lot of these books and manuscripts still exist. So if you’re curious, you can look into these books online and perhaps try one of the long lost beef stew recipes.

What do you need in beef stew recipes?

It all depends on your personal taste, but of course a fresh piece of beef is the cornerstone of a beef stew. Since most of these so-called ‘brown stews’ are cooked for a couple of hours on a low fire, you might want to pick a more fatty part of meat. This way you ensure the meat won’t turn too dry after all the hours of cooking.

The general consensus regarding beef stews is the combining of solid foods in a liquid, like water or broth. You can pick any ingredient you like and add this to your stew. Adding beverages like beer or wine gives the beef stew its characteristical strong flavour.

Popular beef stew recipes

If you’re not in the mood of creating your own beef stew recipe, you can of course pick a ready-made one. Travel all around the world and experience surprising recipes and ingredients. Enjoy the soul of Russia with beef Stroganoff, taste the typical French beef bourguignon or see for yourself what the Pakistani can do with their Haleem. The possibilities are endless, every well made beef stew is a gift for your taste buds.

Check out my Beef Stew Recipes

Scrumptious Tomato Veggie Sauce with a Tender Smoked Beef Roast

Scrumptious Tomato Veggie Sauce with a Tender Smoked Beef Roast

This recipe is really one of the comfort food meals that noone can deny, perhaps the vegetarians. However, the veggie sauce is so flavoursome that it tastes good even by itself with potato mash. For the meat lovers, buy a good quality inexpensive roast and you cannot go wrong here. The flavour is there, the fresher, the better - Scrumptious Tomato Veggie Sauce with a Tender Smoked Beef Roast. My festive decadent Tomato Veggie Sauce with a Tender Smoked Beef Roast is suitable for kids from the age of 3. It is so juicy and tender that it is almost ...
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Slavic Filled Pepper Meatballs in Fresh Tomato Sauce

Slavic Filled Pepper Meatballs in Fresh Tomato Sauce

My first memory of this dish goes to our canteen in my elementary school. Trust me, that isn't the best culinary memory. Secondly, my dad has never been a fan of traditional meat sauces and soups, therefore, my mother has not been making filled pepper often. During socialism, food techniques have been set up differently. We ate what the market offered at that time. Most of the sauces and soups have been thickened with a little help of flour, sometimes cornstarch and icing sugar. Today, I offer you a modern version of Slavic Filled Pepper Meatballs. Filled Pepper, as I've ...
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Czech Beef Roast with Smooth Veggie Sauce

Czech Beef Roast with Smooth Veggie Sauce

One of the best meals the Czech cuisine has to offer. You can try it anywhere in the world, however, the real taste is found in the local restaurants and pubs only - Czech Beef Roast with Smooth Veggie Sauce. This recipe is inspired by my favourite Czech show Kluci v akci on the Czech national television. Every element of this scrumptious dish is equally important. Let’s start! The best meat for the roast is beef tenderloin without any hesitation. It is a little pricey, so I went for a beef shank. I filled it with small cut pieces of ...
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Hot Beef Sandwiches

Hot Beef Sandwiches

This recipe is one of my old-fashioned family recipes. Hearty Hot Beef Sandwiches served on a baked bread, layered with the garlic and topped with some matured cheese. The sauce itself tastes like heaven. You can use it for any kind of pasta or lasagne. Easy, fast and incredibly delicious! Serve with a good beer and enjoy! Total Time: 30 minutes Shopping List The Sauce: 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed, peeled and finely chopped 350g of good quality minced beef Kosher Salt and ground black pepper 1 chili or 1 teaspoon of sambal ...
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Comforting Beef Potato Goulash

Comforting Beef Potato Goulash

Winter. Goulash is the base of long cold evenings and hiking in summer. That’s how I know it from my childhood. During a hike in The Summer Season, goulash plays its part of our culture. Sleeping in tents, playing guitars, singing songs and cooking of a spicy soup in a cauldron above the fire - Comforting Beef Potato Goulash. As I previously mentioned in My Hungarian Stew with Zander Fish Recipe, these dishes are extremely popular among the whole region of the Central Europe. In countries like Czech Republic, it is being served mostly as main dish with bread dumplings on ...
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Scrumptious Veal Stew

Scrumptious Veal Stew

A very satisfying Hungarian classic - paprikás based on sweet paprika, smoked paprika powder, paprika and more paprika. Traditionally, in Bratislava where I come from, we prepare this stew with chicken. I am going to follow our beautiful family recipe but treat myself to my favourite meat - Scrumptious Veal Stew. This stew isn’t difficult to make at all. Just chop a couple of ingredients and let it simmer until perfection. The key is to taste. Never forget that. The taste is continuously changing and you need to adjust it if necessary. The best way on how to enjoy some ...
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Super Easy Bolognese Pasta

Super Easy Bolognese Pasta

Inspired by my Super Bolognese Recipe, I created a comforting, fast and full flavoured dinner - Super Easy Bolognese Pasta. Perfect for colder days, the seasonal vegetables - carrot, white carrot and celeriac. I just love the smell of it. Cook with me and impress your better half. Cheers! Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Shopping List 1 medium shallot, peeled and finely chopped 1 bay leaf, 1 teaspoon of satureja, 1 teaspoon of Provencal Herbs, a pinch of chili A splash of Worcestershire Sauce A splash of olive oil, a knob of butter 2 cloves of garlic, crushed, peeled ...
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Tasty Moussaka

Tasty Moussaka

So many recipes and variations to choose from. The definition of the word “Moussaka” comes from the Arabic language and means chilled. In the Middle East, Moussaka can be served cold like a salad. In Greece, Moussaka has been upgraded with eggplants and topped with a Béchamel sauce and cheese. In Turkey, Moussaka has been mixed with green peppers, courgettes or carrot. I provide you my classic Tasty Moussaka. As I previously mentioned I have spent some part of my life in Bulgaria. It has influenced me tremendously. The Bulgarian cuisine is filled with fresh, clean and yummy ingredients. Today, ...
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Chili con Carne

Satisfying Chili con Carne

This meal doesn’t need any introduction. Meals of this type are the reason why I love the season change. I enjoy summer a lot, but I am always dreaming about cold months, which make me to cook more and have more fun in the kitchen. I love stews. The only part I do not enjoy is the chopping. For the rest, it is always an easy and impressive winner – Satisfying Chili con Carne. This recipe has been inspired by a great Canadian cook: Old Fat Guy. Definitely worth to try his version of Chili con Carne, too. I also ...
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Dutch Beef Hachée

Dutch Beef Hachée

This is a real winter blast, dedicated to all beef lovers – Dutch Beef Hachée. The Hachée comes from the French word ‘hacher’, which means to mince or chop. This recipe is a Dutch production of my boyfriend, accompanied by healthy side dishes – cooked red cabbage and boiled potatoes. The beef in this recipe is so smooth that it reminds me a bit of baby food, of course, made for adults. My first memory of this recipe goes to the early stage of my motherhood. I was still in the hospital when my boyfriend made it for me. Well, ...
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Beef Vodka Stroganoff

Beef Vodka Stroganoff

This recipe is very common in my small family. We love it, especially during The Christmas Season. I ask for it every year as this isn’t my creation. When should I have the pleasure of being served if not at The Christmas, right. Incredibly satisfying and humble dish - Beef Vodka Stroganoff. As per its name the origin comes from Russia, noted from the mid 19th century. This stew is very popular among the whole world, therefore, there are many variations of it. Our family recipe includes vodka and rice. You can make it luxurious with a top beef cut ...
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Amazing Beer Stew

Today I chose to prepare a beautiful dish, inspired by the Flemish and the Czech, both wonderful cuisines – “Bier Stoofvlees” or Pivní guláš – Amazing Beer Stew. My brother is coming over to visit and let me tell you, this dish represents everything he loves. Sweetness and tenderness of delicious beef cut, quality crispy bacon and bitterness of his favourite Bernard beer. The only thing you need to prepare is the time to let it cook. Beer Stew will do its magic itself. Eet smakelijk or Dobrou chuť! Total Time: 3 hours Shopping list 1kg of Chuck Roast Tender ...
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Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

Where else to start my cooking journey if not in the French cuisine, specifically in the Burgundy region. Beef Bourguignon is a humble peasant meal which has been transformed into French “haute cuisine” over the years. The origins of this famous stew are noted in the early 20th century. Back then, a French chef, named Auguste Escoffier, published this recipe with a piece of beef cooked slowly in one piece. There are several different methods how to prepare the beef stew, my favourite is as per following. Cook with me and enjoy this winter culinary piece of heaven. Bon Appetite! ...
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