A slow-cooked stew makes cheap cuts of meat succulent and tasty, so it's a great way to feed the family without breaking the bank! We've rounded up your favourite stew recipes, from a traditional Irish stew from the Hairy Bikers or a beef stew and dumplings from John Torode to something a bit different like Gary Rhodes' chorizo and chicken stew.
A stew is so comforting and filling, it's the perfect choice for when the weather starts getting a bit colder and the nights grow longer. Served with dumplings or mash, or even just some crusty bread to dip, there's nothing better than a classic stew!
Stews are usually really no-hassle choices too, as most of them will be one pot recipes so you won't even have much washing up to do at the end... Result!
You can easily buy cheaper cuts of meat for a stew, as the long cooking process softens the meat and makes it really tender, making it melt-in-the-mouth delicious. If you're feeding kids it's actually a great way to get them to eat more veg, as you'd be surprised at the variety of vegetables you can add to a stew.
If you're vegetarian or cooking for someone who doesn't eat meat, then you can just as easily make this amazing vegetable stew. It's quick, easy and cheap and the sort of dish the whole family will love - no matter if you're a meat-lover or a veggie! It'll go down a treat with everyone.
Make a delicious stew for dinner tonight - it doesn't matter whether it's middle of winter and you're looking for something to warm you up, or it's a warmer day in summer, these stew recipes are so delicious you'll never be able to turn them down, no matter what time of year!
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