These 12 Stew Recipes Will Warm Up Your Frozen Bones

It's cold out, ladies. Really cold. Stew, soup's heartier sister, offers up a soft and satisfying warmth that will help heat you up inside. Relatively cheap to make and almost impossible to mess up, these stew recipes will keep you feasting for days. Eat them alongside rice, pasta, quinoa, or bread, garnish with fresh herbs and cheeses, or just spoon it straight out of the pot for a night at home when you're too lazy/cold to take off your sweats and venture outdoors.

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Cabernet Braised Short Rib Stew

Rich, meaty short ribs practically melt in your mouth with each tender spoonful. And when they’re braised in red wine, well, just TRY to leave leftovers. (via How Sweet It Is)

Kale, Mushroom, and White Bean Stew

For a healthy vegetarian meal that’s still tasty and filling, this stew does the trick. Inspired by Tuscan soups, the rustic Italian flavors may take your mouth on a mini vacation. (via Love & Lemons)

Sundried Tomato Chicken Sausage and White Bean Stew

This gourmet version of your typical stew is great for grown-up stew lovers. Substitute vegetarian sausage for chicken to make this recipe veggie-friendly. (via Simply Scratch)

Jamaican Curry Crab Stew

Take a culinary trip to the Caribbean and make this spicy seafood stew that’s sure to heat you up. (via Climbing Grier Mountain)

Braised Venison Stew in a Red Wine & Bitter Chocolate Sauce

Perhaps the sexiest stew in the history of stews, this red wine and chocolate combination is perfect for date night (serve with red wine and follow with chocolate). Yes, venison is deer meat, but it’s lean and tasty, and less expensive than many other cuts of red meat. (via Simply Scratch)

Umbrian Fava Bean Stew

This exotic sounding stew is actually super easy to make, and fava beans are available at Trader Joe’s and many local stores. Get your fill of winter greens here and top with a poached egg for extra protein.(via Wild Greens and Sardines)

Curried Chicken and Potato Stew

This deconstructed chicken pot pie with a kick is definitely a delicious way to beat a cold. Thick and flavorful, this dish is perfect all on its own. (via Cooking for Keeps)

Lentil Cauliflower Stew

This vegan stew is slow cooker friendly, so you can go to work (or watch Netflix) all day while it simmers. (via The Shiksa In The Kitchen)

Chicken and Butternut Squash Quinoa Stew

Squash is such a comforting food and, when paired with white meat and quinoa, it makes for a protein-filled stew that’s delicious and filling. (via Mel’s Kitchen)

Mung Bean Stew

Full of super foods like mung beans, spinach, and coconut, this stew is not only inexpensive to make, but easy to cook and store for leftovers. And yes, you’ll want leftovers. (via Green Kitchen Stories)

Irish Stout Beef Stew

This hearty British stew will seriously warm you up on even the coldest of days, even when enjoyed with a couple cold beers leftover from the recipe. (via Savory Sweet Life)

Vegan White Bean Dumpling Stew

There’s almost nothing more comforting than doughy dumplings. Toss them in this hearty stew and you’re ready for whatever another polar vortex may bring. (via Fo Reals Life)