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Top 10 Stew Recipes

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Stew recipes are some of the easiest to make. And they're perfect as the days get shorter and colder. There's nothing better than coming home to a house filled with the aroma of a beef stew simmering in your crockpot. And stews can be made quickly too! Just use a really good boxed stock and it will taste like it's been simmering for hours. Stew is perfect for the beginning cook. Just throw everything into a pot and let it cook. Yum.

1. Best Crockpot Beef Stew

Best Crockpot Beef Stew
Linda Larsen
This stew is a combination of several different recipes I liked. It's so delicious. I think marjoram is the best herb to use with beef. Its lemony and grassy flavor really brings out the meatiness of this stew.

2. Garlic Barley Chicken Stew

Garlic Barley Chicken Stew
Linda Larsen
This stew is a wonderful combination of textures and flavors. Barley is so delicious: tender and nutty, it's good for you too. Combine that with chicken, corn, and lots of garlic in a rich and savory stew and you have a winner!

3. Slow Cooker Fajita Stew

Crockpot Fajita Stew
Linda Larsen
My homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix, together with rich beef and lots of peppers and onions, makes this stew special. It really does taste like a fajita in stew form! Serve it with guacamole and some shredded Pepper Jack cheese for a special finish.

4. Meatball Stew En Casserole

Meatball Stew En Casserole
Linda Larsen
If you really want to make something special from scratch, try the original version of this recipe. But that takes hours! Believe me, when I streamlined this recipe I was very critical of the outcome. And I think the quick version is just as good as the original.

5. Sweet and Sour Meatball Stew

Sweet and Sour Meatball Stew
Linda Larsen
This fabulous stew also cooks in the crockpot. It has such wonderful flavor. I love the addition of pineapple in the recipe. It adds a special touch of sweetness that contrasts beautifully with the sour vinegar.

6. Meatball Corn Stew

Meatball Corn Stew
Linda Larsen
This easy, cheesy stew is perfect served with a hot pan of cornbread. Top it with sour cream and some chopped chives for the perfect fall dinner.

7. Crockpot Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

This easy five ingredient recipe is full of the flavors of fall. I like to stir in more dried thyme just before serving. Remember that the long, slow cooking of the crockpot tends to mute the flavor of herbs.

8. Pressure Cooker Beef Stew

A pressure cooker is the best way to make a fabulously tender and flavorful stew in a matter of minutes. One hour, from start to finish, and you'll be serving this delicious stew.

9. Pasta Fazool

My Pasta Fazool is a stew! I mash some of the beans so they thicken the liquid and make this recipe so hearty and rich. Serve with lots of Toasted Parmesan Garlic Bread and a simple green salad for the perfect meal.

10. Gingered Chicken Stew

This sweet and sour stew has the wonderful aroma of ginger. It's a sweet and sour stew that's made in the slow cooker.

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