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Chefling's Cozy Comfort Foods: Stews 🥘

Updated: Nov 4

Winter is just around the corner and with the holiday season comes the cold weather. All over the world and across cultures, one of the main family-style dishes that would be commonly made in households is stews. Warm, hearty, and versatile; stews can be made from just about any ingredient and cooked in large portions that will last for days to come.


The team here at Chefling took a deep dive into what makes stews so common across cultures and it always comes back to that feeling of nostalgia from shared dinners that were made for you in your youth. For those of you who have never had the chance to have a stew or are simply looking to try a new family recipe, below are stew recipes across cultures that are filling, healthy, and diverse in their ingredient choices.


1) Irish Stew


This dish is such a classic example of a homemade stew, that it’s even part of our other blog about Instant pot recipes. Comprised of lamb and root vegetables like potatoes and carrots, this dish is a hearty and healthy option for those looking for a simple stew. 🇮🇪🐑


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2) Oyster Stew


Similar to the famous clam chowder, the oyster stew is a simpler dish that allows for high quantity batches using a minimal amount of ingredients. This recipe simply calls for butter, milk, cream, oysters, and sauces of your choice to make it your own. 🦪


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3) Lentil Stew


As always we do our best to include at least one vegetarian option for those of us who do not eat meat at all. This lentil stew is a healthy low-calorie alternative to all of the stews presented in this blog. This recipe also allows you to take liberty with the ingredients to make your own vegetarian stew with substitutes like chickpeas and pinto beans, that also could be a very good side with simple plain rice! 🍲 🌽


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4) Kimchi Stew


Fiery, hearty, and full of flavor, kimchi jjigae is great for cold winter days, but you can eat it anytime, anywhere. It's one of the most popular stews in Korea and is featured at many meals and in traditional restaurants.


One thing to consider is that despite its friendly name, it is extremely spicy and is usually paired with white rice to balance out the heat, so if you're looking for some heat, check out this recipe! 🌶🔥


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5) Fiery West African Peanut Stew


One of the boldest and exotic recipes on this list, this West African Peanut Stew is a thick, hearty meal of sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, and sometimes meat in a rich and spicy peanut-tomato sauce. For our vegetarian readers, this recipe can also be substituted with non-meat ingredients to produce the same flavor while introducing new spices to your cooking arsenal. 🥜 🌶


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6) Quinoa Roasted Stew


Low-carb AND hearty? Enjoy this flavor-packed vegan vegetable and quinoa stew that uses lots of nutritious ingredients and delicious Latin spices! This year-round recipe is an easy go-to if you're looking for a quick dinner solution, 🌶 🌾


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7) Beef Stew Pastry


For every recipe list we make, at the end of the list we always like to include one unique recipe that ties in with the category. Well, look no further than this beef stew pastry, that combines all of the flavors of your favorite stews and wraps it up in a soft buttery dough that makes any stew portable! Combining portability and reasonably priced ingredients make this dish one of our favorites on this list for its unique approach to stew recipes. 🍄🥩


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