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12 hearty and nourishing stew recipes

These stews could become your new go-to winter warmers.

Hearty, warming, filling and nourishing. These are the words you want to hear when describing what you’re having for dinner on a cold winter’s night.

WATCH: Rich lamb stew with semolina pasta and olives

Whether you love a tender beef stew that’s been reduced in a bottle of your favourite red wine or perhaps a humble bowl of lentil and pea stew? BHG have you sorted.

If it’s flavourful, melt in your mouth goodness you’re looking for to warm you from head to toe, you’re in the right place.

We’ve rounded up BHG’s top 12 best stew recipes to get you staying toasty when the chill hits.

1. The best beef stew

The best beef stew recipe

Treat your tummy and soothe your mind with this hot and hearty one-pot meal. This recipe makes more than enough to feed the whole family.

2. Pork, apple and cider stew with crispy potatoes

Pork, apple and cider stew with crispy potatoes

The flavours of tender pork and sweet winter apples combine beneath a layer of crunchy golden potato topping, just waiting to be scooped up.

3. Lamb, vegetable and olive stew

Lamb, vegetable and olive stew

Don’t be fooled by the knife on the plate – cooked for eight hours, this lamb will just fall apart.

4. Red wine and peppercorn beef stew with parsley dumplings

3. Lamb, vegetable and olive stew

Tender beef cooked in a bottle of red wine is made all the more rich and delicious with soft, fluffy dumplings that soak up the decadent sauce.

5. Lentil and pea stew

Lentil and pea stew

You don’t need fancy and expensive ingredients to make this humble, wholesome and warming stew.

6. Slow cooker chicken stew with rosemary and barley

In this slow cooker chicken stew recipe, the flavours of barley, rosemary, garlic and white wine combine to create a winning dinner. You won't regret jumping out of bed early to prepare this meal, because the smell you'll come home to is truly divine.

In this slow cooker chicken stew recipe, the flavours of barley, rosemary, garlic and white wine combine to create a winning dinner.

7. Easy curry beef stew

Easy curry beef stew

Believe it or not, canned condensed tomato soup is the secret ingredient of the fabulously rich flavour in this stew. Make six or one biggie!

8. Lamb and cabbage beer stew

Lamb and cabbage Irish-ish beer stew

There’s nothing quite like the great food of Ireland, and to be honest, this is nothing like the great food of Ireland. A classic Irish stew is, well, pretty bland – just all lamb and potatoes, but with a few tweaks, Ed’s made it seriously delicious, even if it is only Irish-ish.

9. Spicy eggplant and tomato stew


Cook up a little Middle Eastern magic with this hearty vegie stew even meat lovers can sink their teeth into. Flavoured with chilli, ginger and Baharat seasoning, serve this aromatic dish with pita bread for scooping!

English beef and ale stew with horseradish dumplings

This decidedly English version is made even more delicious by using rich dark ale for both colour and flavour.

Hearty Irish stew

Hearty, filling and oh-so nostalgic. Grab a bowl and get ladling to be warmed from head to toe.


Osso bucco is a beautiful cut of meat perfect for slow cooking. But you can always swap it out for 1kg of diced gravy beef instead if you like.

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