25+ Beef Stew Meat Recipes (Easy & Delicious)

Wondering what to make with beef stew meat for dinner? Here are 25+ easy stew meat recipes to try out. From pasta recipes, to stews, tacos, pot pies and more. They’re all SO delicious and comforting!

Stew meat, typically derived from tougher cuts of beef, is perfect for slow cooking, resulting in tender, melt-in-your-mouth goodness.

However, stew meat is not limited to just stews.

In this blog post, we’ll explore 25+ delightful recipes that showcase the incredible versatility of stew meat.

From classic stews to innovative dishes from various cuisines, get ready to tantalize your taste buds and elevate your culinary skills.

The BEST Stew Meat Recipes

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Instant Pot Beef Stew is the perfect cozy meal for chilly days. With this easy recipe, tender chunks of beef, potatoes and carrots cook together in a flavorful sauce with red wine. This hearty and savory dish will be on your menu over and over all season!
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This Persian Beef Stew is a delicious, hearty stew made with split peas and savory spices. Make it on the stove or in your instant pot!
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This Authentic Italian Sunday Gravy is what I grew up eating every week. Nana’s tomato meat sauce holds a fond place in my heart, and her recipe lives on to this day in my recipe box. It’s my most requested recipe and today I’m sharing it with you.
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This traditional Beef Stroganoff recipe features beef cubes slowly cooked in a rich, creamy sauce flavored with wine, brandy and sour cream.
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This Instant Pot Irish stew has a rich and hearty Guinness sauce, melt-in-your-mouth meat, and tender carrots and potatoes. This beef stew has that slow-cooked taste with a fraction of the time and effort!
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The best steak pie recipe requires a few simple ingredients and very little prep for the ultimate in slow-cooked comfort food for the whole family.
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Hearty French Onion Pasta, a satisfying take on the classic soup with fall-apart tender braised beef, caramelized onions, & gruyère cheese.
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A hearty Braised Beef Chili made by slowly simmering fall-apart tender beef stew meat or chuck roast with peppers, tomatoes, beans, & spices.
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This easy Beef Bourguignon recipe is a melt-in-your-mouth, classic French stew made with tender chunks of beef chuck, bacon, and vegetables braised in red wine to make a simple, any time dinner that’s impressive enough to serve for special occasions, too.
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Rich and savory, this simple Tuscan beef stew gets its flavor from plenty of freshly ground black pepper, dry red wine, and a hands-off braise in the oven.
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This pea stew is a simple and classic Lebanese dish that uses finely diced beef, peas, carrots a light tomato sauce.
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An EPIC Chunky Beef and Mushroom Pie – ultra tender pieces of beef and mushrooms with an incredible gravy. Prepare to swoon!
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Hungarian Goulash is a hearty beef stew with tender beef, carrots, potatoes and a savory spiced tomato broth seasoned with Hungarian paprika.
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Birria Tacos. Chunks of meat are stewed in a flavorful broth with spices. Dipping the corn tortillas in the spiced cooking liquid before pan-frying them gives the tacos their signature deep red color.
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Irish Beef and Guinness Stew is arguably the king of all stews!!! The Guinness gives the sauce an incredible earthiness and depth of flavour, it does not taste of beer at all. Must try!
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This beef curry is SO delicious! It has a creamy coconut milk gravy with Asian spices, beef and potatoes. Make this recipe for a comforting winter stew!
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Slow Cooker Korean Beef is an easy crock pot dinner recipe that makes tender, sweet and spicy slow cooker beef. Great roast recipe!
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This Carne Guisada is a delicious Latin Beef Stew made with chunks of beef slowly cooked in the most delicious gravy.
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This savory Italian Beef Stew recipe makes a delicious, satisfying stew with a rich tomato gravy and meat that just melts in your mouth!
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Restaurant-quality beef vindaloo made right in your own kitchen delivers all the flavor and kick you expect from your favorite take-out dish.
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Slow Cooker Beef and Ale Stew – tender beef and vegetables in a rich flavorful gravy. This easy stew is sure to become your fave comfort food!
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Easy and insanely tasty Instant Pot Beef Tips are perfectly tender and savory, served over mashed potatoes, rice, or egg noodles.
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An easy game day favourite; Barbeque Beef Bites are deliciously simple to make and smothered in a sweet, spicy, thick, homemade barbeque sauce. As far as appetizers go, you’ll be the winner; hands down!
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Flavorful Chile Colorado Beef Stew simmered in a Mexican style red chile sauce until fall-apart tender. This Chile Colorado recipe can be made in the oven, stove top, Instant Pot or Crock Pot.
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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25+ BEST Stew Meat Recipes

Wondering what to make with beef stew meat for dinner? Here are 25+ easy stew met recipes to try out. From pasta recipes, to stews, tacos, pot pies and more. Try this traditional Beef Stroganoff. Featuring beef cubes slowly cooked in a rich, creamy sauce flavored with wine, brandy and sour cream.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings



  • In a large bowl, combine 1/3 cup flour, garlic powder, nutmeg, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Pat the beef dry with paper towels and add to the flour mixture in the bowl; toss to coat.
  • In a Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches (don’t crowd the pan), add the beef and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the brandy and wine and cook, scraping the pan with a spoon, about 1 minute. Return the meat to the pot and add the beef broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the beef is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Transfer one cup of broth to a small bowl; add the remaining 3 tbsp. flour and whisk until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the pot. Season to taste.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, 5-7 minutes. Add the mushrooms to the meat mixture. Simmer 30 minutes longer.
  • Stir in the sour cream and season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  • Serve stroganoff over buttered noodles. Garnish with additional sour cream, plus chopped chives.


Store leftover stroganoff in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to three months. Let it thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating. Reheat over moderate heat on the stove, or in the microwave.
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Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg

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