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12 Hearty and soul-soothing stews to cook that will make the chilly season bearable

The go-to Winter staple.

by: Chanté Felix | 23 May 2017
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On an icy cold day there's not much that comes close to the comfort given by a warm plate of saucy stew.

Other than the joy that comes with eating it, cooking up a pot of this rather humble staple will leave you with feelings of nostalgia while simultaneously warming your kitchen and filling your house with lingering aromas.

ALSO READ: 7 Helpful tips for making a great Winter bredie 

Don't be fooled by the seemingly humble nature of stews - there lies an art to perfecting it. Key factors includes perfectly braised onions that will ensure you start it off with a bang, cheap cuts of meat also work best as these are the ones that release the most flavour. 

Read more: A guide to making the best stew ever

Here a few versatile stew ideas to see you through the chilly days.

Greek vegetable stew

Pork and bean stew

3 Fall-off-the-bone oxtail

4 Fennel and cannellini bean stew


Carbonnade- classic Belgian beef, onion and beer stew

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6 Moroccan lamb stew

7  Lamb stew with morogo and feta cheese dumplings

8 Easiest lamb stew

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9 Old fashioned lamb stew

10 Idaho stew

11 Sticky beef short rib with butternut mash

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12 Fillet of beef whiskey stroganoff

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