Did you know the world’s oldest known evidence of stew beef originated in Japan? However, the use of beef in stew has been adopted by pretty much every country in the world. It’s fascinating how each country has created unique beef stew recipes. Our recipes allow you to travel vicariously from Vietnam to Greece.
1. Vietnamese Beef Stew
This recipe is a great twist on the traditional beef stew and will quickly become your favorite when you need some comfort food. This Vietnamese beef stew, known as Bo Kho, is a delicious beef stew containing tomatoes, carrots, lemongrass, star anise, and cinnamon. The soy and fish sauce add extra flavor to the gravy.
2. Greek Beef Stew
This Greek stew, known as Kokkinisto, is a delicious tomato and red wine stew. This stew is easy to make in your pressure cooker, instant pot, or stovetop. The main ingredients for this recipe are tomatoes, onions, and shallots. The addition of cinnamon and bay leaves, and cloves add flavor to your stew.
3. Beef and Guinness Stew
The secret ingredient that gives this beef stew its delicious rich flavor is the Guinness beer. The other ingredients in this stew are garlic, onion, bacon, carrot, celery, and tomato paste. Adding thyme and bay leaves adds a unique flavor to this stew.
4. Birria – Mexican Beef Stew
Birria is a Mexican stew dish that originates from the state of Jalisco. This meat stew is traditionally made from goat meat; however, you can use beef, lamb, mutton, or chicken. This Birria beef stew can make several Mexican specialties, such as burritos, tostadas, or taquitos.