Vietnamese Beef Stew Recipe

Best stew recipes

Stave off the cold weather lurgies with one of our nutritious and comforting best ever stew recipes. Try one tonight for the perfect mid-week family meal

Looking for a comforting stew recipe? Try our best stews, from fragrant beef stews with an Asian twist to classic chicken stew to comfort the soul…

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Beef stew recipes

Jjigae beef and kimchi stew

Check out our easy kimchi soup recipe with beef shin, gochugaru (Korean chilli flakes) and gochujang – a fermented Korean chilli paste. This easy one-pot may take some time, but it makes the perfect winter warming dish. Here are our top Korean recipes to try…

Kimchi Jjigae Soup with Beef

Vietnamese beef stew

We love Vietnamese-inspired flavours, and this Vietnamese beef and lemongrass one pot is a definite winner. It’s a one-pot, so there’s minimal washing up, and is under 300 calories but still packs a punch in terms of flavour.

Vietnamese Beef Stew Recipe

Jamaican pepperpot stew

This Jamaican pepperpot stew recipe is an easy one-pot to feed the family. Ginger, chilli and allspice spice up the tender beef and sweet potato for a winter warming dish. More one-pot ideas here…


Beef and guinness stew

Sunday lunch is easy with this beef and Guinness stew. This one-pot results in meltingly tender meat – just a little prep and a long, slow cook for a deep, rich, weekend treat. Plus instructions on how to make this in a slow cooker.

Beef and Guinness stew

Chicken stew recipes

Groundnut chicken stew

Check out our creamy chicken stew with peanut butter. Groundnut stew is a typically West African dish. Serve this slow-cooked chicken, with its mellow peanut butter and fiery ensemble of spices, alongside extra sliced red chilli for oomph.

African Peanut Stew with Chicken

Dijon chicken casserole

This recipe for Dijon chicken casserole with buttery herb dumplings is an easy one-pot that will feed the family in just an hour.

Chicken Dijon Casserole Recipe


Spicy chicken and pepper stew with herb quinoa

A super quick and easy chicken and pepper stew for the whole family, served with a herbed quinoa. Packed full of veggies and beans, it’s also a nice healthy tea option – at just over 300 calories per portion.


Lemon chicken and kale stew

This recipe for lemon chicken and kale stew with couscous is a really easy midweek meal. It is low fat and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Stew Recipe with Lemon Chicken, Kale and Couscous

Smoky chicken and bean stew

This smoky chicken and bean stew with chorizo and a chilli kick is hearty and delicious. You just need one pot and it’s on the table in just 30 minutes, perfect for a hassle-free midweek meal.

Smoky chicken and bean stew

Turkey chilli bean stew

This is a good way of using up cooked meat over the holidays – chicken or ham would work nicely as well. The chipotle paste and smoked paprika gives this a lovely smoky, but not too hot, chilli flavour


Seafood stew recipes

Smoky prawn, pepper and new potato stew

Check out this easy fish stew recipe with juicy butterflied prawns and sweet red peppers. This vibrant dish is low in calories and ready in 30 minutes.

Fish Stew Recipe with Prawns and Potato

Portuguese fish stew

This Portuguese fish stew contains a mixture of fish including squid, prawns, clams and mussels. It is a low calorie recipe and makes several portions, perfect for sharing with a group of friends or family.

Portuguese Fish stew

Tuna and potato stew

The best way to enjoy a nice tuna steak… alongside harissa potatoes. All the ingredients are easy to get hold of and it’s on the table in 25 minutes. If you’re looking for meal ideas using tuna, click here…

Chargrilled Tuna and Potato Stew with Harissa served in a grey bowl on a white marble surface

Indian salmon with chickpea stew

This recipe for Indian salmon with chickpea stew is a great simple supper for when there’s just two of you. Most of the ingredients you’ll already have in your cupboard. Here are more ideas for cooking with salmon.


Jamaican prawn, pepper and coconut stew

This recipe for Jamaican prawn, pepper and coconut stew is easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes. Plus, it’s gluten-free and under 500 calories.


Easy seafood stew

Seafood stew doesn’t have to take hours to make. This recipe for cheat’s seafood stew is packed full of those delicious fish flavours but is on the table in under an hour, so it’s still achievable midweek.


Vegetarian stew recipes

Tuscan bean and barley stew

This recipe for Tuscan bean and barley stew is a perfect one to have on hand for a quick midweek meal. It’s ready in 30 minutes, serves 4 and is under 200 calories. You can use any leafy greens for this, just whatever you have around. Plenty more low calorie vegetarian recipes here.


West African sweet potato stew

Try this vegan West African stew with sweet potato and greens. This one-pot recipe is super easy to make and packed with warming flavours.

West African stew with sweet potato & greens

Winter minestrone stew

This wholesome vegetarian minestrone stew is easy to make, low in calories and packed with nutritious veggies, an ideal winter warming recipe.

Winter Minestrone Stew Recipe

Three bean, tomato and spinach stew

Beans, tomato and spinach for when it’s cold outside: a recipe with a kick, perfect for meat-free Monday with the family. High protein and only 153 calories per serving.


Spiced lentil stew

The best lentil stew is lightly spiced and satisfying for all the family. This one, made with split red peas is quick and easy, good value and healthy. This vegetarian recipe works as a main meal or as part of an Indian feast. Leftovers would make a simple lunch. Whenever you eat it, crusty bread on the side is all you need to serve it with.


Lamb stew recipes

Persian lamb stew

This Persian lamb stew one-pot recipe is really easy and under 500 calories – perfect midweek comfort food.


Spanish smoky lamb and pepper stew

This Spanish smoky lamb and pepper stew is really tender and packed with flavour. Garnish with parsley and serve with some crusty bread to soak up all those delicious juices.


Moroccan kofte and chorizo stew

You can make this Moroccan lamb and chorizo stew the day before you need to feed a crowd and chill until you’re ready for your guests to feast.


Healthier lamb stew

Hearty, low-fat one pot for a filling family meal. Pearl barley adds bulk to an easy stew of lamb, veg and potatoes. Make in minutes then leave to cook for 1 hour. Serve the stew with leafy greens or crusty bread for the juices. Here are our healthy one-pot ideas to try.

Healthier lamb stew

Other stew recipes

Smoky ham hock and root veg stew

Winter is coming so whack the meat and veg on the stove so you can curl up on the sofa with a warm bowl of this comforting ham hock stew


Potato, chorizo and kale stew

Fluffy potatoes, spicy chorizo and warm, comforting stew – what more could you want from a quick and easy mid-week meal this winter?

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Potato, chorizo and kale stew

Pork fillet with pepper stew

This recipe for pork fillet with pepper stew is easy to make and ready in under an hour and 5:2 diet friendly, but is packed full of flavour.