Food & Wine's best beef stew recipes

By Food & Wine
Updated June 19, 2017
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3 Variations on Beef Stew

For many Americans, the quintessential French stew is boeuf bourguignon—beef cooked in Burgundy red wine.

This beef stew gives you everything you want in comfort food—it’s hearty and satisfying—but what makes it stand out is its subtle, sophisticated use of coriander and fenugreek seeds.

Gail Hobbs-Page developed this beef stew recipe with chuck in mind, marinating it overnight to tenderize it, simmering it slowly, then adding port, red wine and porcini mushrooms to create a rich, deeply flavored sauce.