Nokyoung Xayasane
November 21, 2012

7 Easy Stews to Keep You Warm This Winter

Nothing keeps away the winter blues like your favorite comfort food — especially when that comfort food is cheap, easy to prepare and endlessly customizable. Take the humble stew, for example. While it may seem boring if you’ve only ever had the “beef and potatoes” variety, there are actually a ton of variations on the traditional stew that will keep you warm (and your tastebuds guessing) all winter long.

Check out a few of our favorites:

1. Spanish Stew

This Spanish style stew goes great with crusty baked bread. If you’re a fan of chicken and chorizo, then this one’s for you.

2. Beefy Stew

Sometimes, traditional is the way to go. And nothing says “traditional” like this hearty beef and potato creation. Toss the ingredients into your crockpot and you’ve got a no-fuss meal.

3. Italian Calamari Stew

This look of this beautifully vibrant Italian stew is only surpassed by its huge flavor. Calamari and couscous give it a robust Italian flair.

4. Soon Dubu Chigae

This version of the South Korean favorite sundubu jjigae is a sure-fire hit. With its classic hot and spicy flavors, it’ll be a warm and cozy companion on a cold winter night.

5. Cabbage Stew

This delicious bowl of cabbage stew is healthy and hearty. Try it with boca meatless grounds or the traditional ground beef.

6. Haddock and Tomato Stew

Bring haddock to your table with this hassle-free stew. The tomatoes, mushrooms and fragrant herbs add uniqueness to this delightful recipe.

7. Coconut Cranberry Stew

This pairing of coconut and cranberry may seem odd, but make no doubt about it—the unique ingredients will give a kick of color and flavor to any dreary day.

These delicious and easy-to-make recipes will be sure to keep you warm and cozy in the coming winter months. If you try any of them, let us know!