Warm, hearty stews make the perfect cozy meal on a chilly fall evening. From umami-packed acorn squash stew to tender lamb tagine, here are nine amazing stews to make this season.

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Warm, hearty stews make the perfect cozy meal on a chilly fall evening. From umami-packed acorn squash stew to tender lamb tagine, here are nine amazing stews to make this season.

1. Stewed Acorn Squash with Mushrooms and Chinese Sausage
This umami-packed stew is a great way to use fall squash.

Stewed Acorn Squash with Mushrooms & Chinese Sausage

2. Pork and Tomatillo Stew
"It's our comfort food at the winery," says winemaker K. Andrew Murray of this spicy Mexican-style stew.

Pork and Tomatillo Stew
Credit: © Ellie Miller

3. Short Rib Stew with Caramelized Kimchi
F&W's Kay Chun upgrades hearty beef stew by adding caramelized kimchi as a condiment.

Short Rib Stew with Caramelized Kimchi
Credit: © Line Klein

4. Kale and White-Bean Stew
This terrific one-pot meal combines two Portuguese favorites.

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Credit: Susan Spungen

Combining Two Portuguese favorites, this is a simple, sensational one-pot meal for any night. We keep the dish vegetable focused, using just a tiny amount of fresh sausage; but you can add more, if you like, or substitute dried chorizo or pepperoni.

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5. Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce
Jacques Pépin's incredible beef stew is packed with tender chunks of flatiron steak.

Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce

6. Lamb Tagine with Green Olives and Lemon
Ginger, cumin and coriander give this Moroccan stew its vibrant flavor.

Lamb Tagine with Green Olives and Lemon
Credit: © Kana Okada

7. Vegetable Farro Stew with Figs and Pine Nuts
Star chef Grant Achatz's vegetarian slow-cooker stew features eggplant, artichokes and three kinds of pepper.

Vegetable Farro Stew with Figs and Pine Nuts

8. Pork and Quinoa Stew
Jalapeños add fantastic heat to this easy pork stew.

Pork and Quinoa Stew
Credit: © Scott Hocker

9. Chicken and Barley Stew with Dill and Lemon
It doesn't get any better than Gail Simmons's hearty, comforting take on classic chicken soup with rice.

Chicken and Barley Stew with Dill and Lemon