List of stews

This is a list of notable stews. A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy. Ingredients in a stew can include any combination of vegetables (such as carrots, potatoes, beans, onions, peppers, tomatoes, etc.), and frequently with meat (especially tougher meats suitable for moist slow-cooking) such as beef. Poultry, pork, lamb or mutton, sausages, and seafood are also used.


Name Image Origin Traditional
Description and distinctive ingredients
Ají de gallina   Peru Fowl Peruvian chicken stew
Alicot France Offal Stew made with poultry giblets and possibly the head, feet and wing tips.
Andrajos   Spain (Jaén) Game Stew of tomatoes, onions, garlic, red pepper and rabbit, thickened with cake flour.
Asam pedas   Indonesia
Seafood Sour and spicy stew dish made of seafood cooked in tamarind fruit juice, chili and other spices.
Balbacua   Philippines Beef Beef stew made from beef and collagen-rich parts of beef stewed for four to six hours in various spices.
Bamia   Egypt Lamb Egyptian stew prepared with lamb and okra as primary ingredients.
Beef bourguignon   France
Beef Stew made of beef braised in red wine (traditionally red Burgundy)[1] and beef broth, generally flavoured with garlic, onions and a bouquet garni, with pearl onions and mushrooms.
Beef Stroganoff   Russia
Beef Beef Stroganoff or beef Stroganov (Russian: бефстроганов befstróganov) is a Russian dish of sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with smetana (sour cream).
Bicol Express   Philippines Fish Stew made from long chillies, coconut milk, shrimp paste or stockfish, onions, pork, and garlic.
Bigos   Poland
Pork Stew that features white cabbage, sauerkraut, various cuts of meat and sausages, often whole or puréed tomatoes, honey and mushrooms as ingredients.
Birnen, Bohnen und Speck   Germany Pork Typical dish in which pears, beans and bacon are cooked together.
Birria   Mexico Goat Spicy meat stew made of pork, goat, lamb, or mutton that is traditionally served on holidays, such as Christmas.
Blanquette de veau   France Veal Bright veal ragout with mirepoix.
Blindhuhn   Westphalia,
Pork A stew of the Westphalian cuisine prepared with beans, vegetables and bacon
Booyah   United States
(Upper Midwestern)
Various Thick stew popular in the Upper Midwestern United States with meat and vegetables. Often prepared communally in large kettles, with several different meats.
Bosanski lonac   Bosnia and Herzegovina Lamb Typical Bosnian dish with ingredients: beef, lamb, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, parsley, garlic, and peppercorns (whole, not ground).
Bouillabaisse   Marseille,
Seafood Bony fish and seafood stew with vegetables and Provençal herbs and spices. The name refers to a "simmering boil", the temperature of cooking the stew.
Brongkos   Indonesia
and Central Java
Beef Meat (beef or mutton) with beans (black-eyed peas or kidney beans) stew, with boiled egg and spicy soup made of Pangium edule, coconut milk and other spices.
Brodetto   Italy Fish Fish stew typical of the Eastern (Adriatic) coast of Italy. It may slightly vary from place to place: in Veneto it can be eaten with polenta, while in Abruzzo tomato sauce is added. Similar to Croatian brudet.
Brudet   Croatia Fish Fish stew that is usually eaten with polenta. Similar to Italian brodetto.
Brunswick stew   United States
Game Tomato-based stew containing various types of lima beans or butter beans, corn, okra, and other vegetables, and one or more types of meat. Most recipes claiming authenticity call for squirrel or rabbit meat, but chicken, pork, and beef are also common ingredients.
Buseca Italy
Offal Italian stew common in Uruguay and Argentina, similar to Spanish callos, it is made of finely chopped mondongo (beef tripe), potatoes and legumes such as lentils or chickpeas.
Buddha Jumps Over the Wall   China Fish Cantonese variation on shark fin soup.
Buğu kebabı Turkey Lamb Turkish lamb and vegetable stew with a kebab name.
Burgoo   United States
(Midwest &
Game Traditionally made with wild game, this spicy thick stew is similar to Irish or Mulligan stew, often served with cornbread or corn muffins. Often prepared communally, with several different meats.
Cabbage stew   Central Europe Vegetarian Prepared using cabbage as a main ingredient. Pictured is kapuska.
Cacciucco   Italy Fish Fish stew with several different types of fish and shellfish cooked in wine, tomatoes, and chili pepper. Typical of West-Central Italy and especially Livorno.
Cachupa   Cape Verde Goat Slow cooked stew of corn (hominy), beans, and fish or meat (sausage, beef, goat or chicken).
Caldeirada   Portugal Seafood Stew consisting of a large variety of fish, and sometimes shellfish, with potatoes, tomatoes and onions.
Caldereta de cordero   Spain Lamb Lamb or mutton stew.
Caldo avá Paraguay Offal Stew made of beef tripes, chitterlings, heart and matambre.
Caldo gallego   Spain Pork Stew made with fatty pork, white beans, and greens (cabbage or spring greens). Literally means "Galician stew".
Callaloo   Caribbean
West Africa
Vegetarian Caribbean dish made of leaf vegetables, amaranth, capsicum and taro.
Callos   Spain Offal Stew common across Spain, and is considered traditional to Madrid. In Madrid, it is referred to as callos a la madrileña. Contains beef tripe and chickpeas, blood sausage and bell peppers. Chorizo sausage may also be used.
Caparrones   Spain
(La Rioja)
Sausage Stew made of caparrón (a variety of red kidney beans) and a spicy chorizo sausage.
Capra e fagioli Italy
Goat Stew made of goat meat, white wine and white Pigna beans
Carbonada Argentina, Uruguay Beef Traditional Argentinian and Uruguayan sweet-sour beef, squash, and apricot stew, traditionally served Inside a squash.
Carbonade flamande   Belgium Beef Traditional Belgian sweet-sour beef and onion stew made with beer, and seasoned with thyme and bay leaf. Pictured is carbonade flamande with fries and a side of greens.
Carne mechada   Colombia
Beef Latin American beef stew.
Cassoulet   France
Fowl &
French dish that consists of slow-cooked meat (typically pork sausages, pork, goose, duck, and sometimes mutton) with white haricot beans.
Cawl   Wales Lamb Lamb stew (beef or hock in Pembrokeshire) which includes vegetables, such as leeks and potatoes, as well as carrots, celery, onion, parsnip, swede, and turnip.
Chairo   Bolivia Beef Meat and vegetable stew with potato starch (chuños), onions, carrots, potatoes, white corn, beef and wheat kernels.
Chakapuli   Georgia Lamb Popular stew with lamb chops or veal, onions, tarragon leaves, cherry plums or tkemali (cherry plum sauce), dry white wine, mixed fresh herbs (parsley, mint, dill, coriander), garlic and salt.
Chapea Dominican Republic Sausage Traditional dish from the countryside that consists of cooked red beans with longaniza (Dominican sausage), rice, ripe plantain and mashed squash, which is used as a thickener.
Chicken mull   United States
Fowl Traditional dish from North Carolina and Georgia. It is a type of stew consisting of parboiled whole chicken in a cream or milk based broth with butter, seasoned with salt, pepper and other ingredients. Traditionally, the stew is served in the late fall and winter months. Often prepared communally.
Chili con carne   United States
Beef A spicy stew that traditionally features chopped or ground beef, peppers and other ingredients.
Cholent   Judea Lamb Slowly simmered Jewish stew that cooks overnight and is traditionally served on Shabbat. Main ingredients are meat, potatoes, chickpeas, and barley; some recipes (Sephardi) include rice and substitute chicken for lamb or beef.
Chupe Andino Andes Game Refers to various stews and soups that are prepared in Andes Mountains region of South America.
Chupín Uruguay Fish Made with any fish of firm meat, (usually hake, croaker or boga), potatoes, tomatoes and onions. Crumbs of marine crackers are usually poured over at the end.
Ciambotta   Italy Vegetarian Based on vegetables, but may have other ingredients, such as meat or fish. The vegetable choices are usually potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, sweet peppers, chili, onion and herbs.
Cioppino   United States
(San Francisco)
Fish Italian-American fish stew that is traditionally made from the catch of the day, which in the dish's place of origin is typically a combination of Dungeness crab, clams, shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels and fish. The seafood is then combined with fresh tomatoes in a wine sauce, and served with toasted bread, either sourdough or baguette.
Cocido lebaniego   Spain
Pork & offal Stew whose essential ingredients include chickpeas, potatoes and collard greens. The rest of the elements are compangu, meat from the pig slaughter, such as bacon (tocino), black pudding (morcilla), chorizo and ham. Other additional ingredients are beef, especially cecina and bones, and a stuffing made of bread flour, egg and parsley.
Cocido madrileño   Spain
Pork Stew whose main ingredient is the chickpea or garbanzo bean, preferably of its larger variety (also known as kabuli). Vegetables are added: potatoes mainly, but also cabbage, carrots, and turnips. In some cases, green beans, mangold, or cardoon are also added.
Cocido montañés   Spain
Pork & offal Highlander stew is made with two vegetal ingredients, dried large white beans and collard greens (berza). The rest of the elements of this recipe are known as compangu, meat ingredients from the pig slaughter: bacon (tocino), pork ribs (costilla), black pudding (morcilla) with rice, and chorizo.
Compote Game Game stew made for example from rabbit, partridge, or pigeon.
Coq au vin   France Fowl French braise of chicken cooked with wine, lardons, mushrooms, and optionally garlic.
Cotriade   France
Fish Breton-style stew made with potatoes and many kinds of fish, but without shellfish.
Cozido/Cocido   Portugal
Various Stew made with different meats and vegetables; numerous regional variations exist throughout Portugal and Spain.
Cream stew   Japan Various Cream stew is a Japanese Yōshoku dish consisting of meat, usually chicken or pork, and mixed vegetables, onion, carrot, potato and cabbage, cooked in thick white roux.
Daube   France
Beef Classic Provençal stew made with inexpensive beef braised in wine, vegetables, garlic, and herbes de Provence, and traditionally cooked in a daubière, a braising pan.
Dillegrout Great Britain
Fowl Chicken pottage made with almond milk, sugar, and spices traditionally presented at coronations of English monarchs by the lord of the manor of Addington.[3]
Dimlama   Uzbekistan Lamb Stew made with various combinations of meat, potatoes, onions, vegetables, and sometimes fruits.
Dinuguan   Philippines Offal Filipino savory stew of meat or offal (typically lungs, kidneys, intestines, ears, heart and snout) simmered in a rich, spicy dark gravy of pig blood, garlic, chili (most often siling mahaba), and vinegar.
Drokpa Katsa Tibet Offal Stewed tripe, with curry, fennel, monosodium glutamate, and salt.
Escudella i carn d'olla   Spain
Sausage Stew that contains a pilota (a very big meatball spiced with garlic and parsley); it also contains vegetables, such as celery, cabbage, carrots, etc. depending on the season. Additionally, bones, sausages called botifarras, and other types of meat can be used.
Étouffée   United States
Seafood Seafood dish of the Creole cuisine of Louisiana that is usually served over rice. Literally means "smothered" in French.
Fabada Asturiana   Spain
Pork Fabada is made with dried large white beans (fabes de la Granja, soaked overnight before use), shoulder of pork (Lacón Gallego) or bacon (tocino), black pudding (morcilla), chorizo, and often saffron (azafrán). Some recipes also call for longaniza.
Fabes con almejas   Spain
Seafood Clam stew that calls for small clams, fava beans, onions, garlic, salt, saffron, bay leaves, olive oil, parsley, bread crumbs and sometimes sweet paprika.
Fahsa   Yemen Lamb Stew made of lamb cutlets with lamb broth. Spices and holba (fenugreek) are added after cooking.
Fårikål   Norway Lamb Traditional dish, consisting of pieces of mutton with bone, cabbage, whole black pepper and a little wheat flour, cooked for several hours in a casserole, traditionally served with potatoes boiled in their skins. Literally means "mutton in cabbage".
Fasole cu cârnaţi   Romania Sausage Dish consisting of baked beans, sausages or smoked ham.
Feijoada   Brazil
Beef Stew of beans with beef or pork, and may include other vegetables.
Fesenjān   Iran Fowl Thick, tart stew made from pomegranate juice and ground walnuts; traditionally made with poultry, but variants using balls of ground meat, ghormeh cut lamb, fish, or no meat at all are not unusual.
Flaki   Poland Beef Meat stew with common ingredients, including beef tripe, beef, bay leaf, parsley, carrots, beef broth, and spices to taste, including salt, black pepper, nutmeg, sweet paprika, and marjoram.
Főzelék   Hungary Vegetarian Very thick vegetable soup, so it may be considered a stew. Sometimes served with meatballs and often eaten as a side dish.
Fricot   Canada
Various Consists of potatoes, onions, and whatever meat was available, cooked in a stew and topped with dumplings. The common meats used are chicken (fricot au poulet), clams (fricot aux coques), rabbit (fricot au lapin des bois), beef, or pork.
Gaisburger Marsch   Germany
Beef Swabian dish made from meat with cooked potatoes and spätzle.
Galinhada   Brazil Fowl Stew of rice and chicken.
Garbure   France
Pork Stew of ham with cabbage and other vegetables, usually with cheese and stale bread added.
Ghapama   Armenia Vegetarian Sweet pumpkin stew, traditionally cooked in the pumpkin shell; does not contain meat.
Ghormeh sabzi   Iran Vegetarian (but often served with beef) Dish that consists of a mixture of sautéed herbs, consisting mainly of parsley, leek, and a smaller amount of fenugreek leaves, where this is usually the dry herb of the mix.
Goat water   Montserrat Goat A national dish of Montserrat prepared with goat meat and vegetables.
Goulash   Hungary Beef Soup or stew of meat, noodles and vegetables (especially potato), seasoned with paprika and other spices.
Guatitas   Chile
Offal Stew whose main ingredient is pieces of tripe.
Guiso carrero Argentina
Beef Traditional stew made with beef, chorizo, white beans, chickpeas, potato, sweet potato, squash, carrots, onions and noodles, condimented with adobo, a species mix of oreganon, thyme, cumin, paprika and chili.
Gumbo   United States
Seafood & sausage Stew or soup that consists primarily of a strongly-flavored stock, with meat or shellfish, a thickener, and the vegetable "holy trinity" of celery, bell peppers, and onions.
Güveç   Turkey Lamb Vegetable and meat stew made with mutton or veal and common to Balkan countries.
Guyana Pepperpot   Guyana Various Stewed meat dish, strongly flavored with cinnamon, hot chili peppers, and cassareep (a special sauce made from the cassava root). Beef, pork, and mutton are the most popular meats used, though chicken is also used.
Hachee   Netherlands Various Traditional Dutch stew based on diced meat, fish or poultry, and vegetables.
Hasenpfeffer   Germany Game Traditional German stew made from marinated rabbit or hare, cut into stewing-meat sized pieces and braised with onions and wine, in a marinade thickened with the animal's blood.
Hochepot   France Beef Flemish stew made with oxtail, shoulder of mutton, salted bacon, and vegetables.
Hoosh United States Beef (dried) Thick stew made from pemmican (a mix of dried meat, fat, and cereal) or other meat, thickener such as ground biscuits, and water. Used on expeditions to frozen polar regions.
Hot pot   China
Various Stew made with a variety of raw meats, seafood, vegetables, noodles, dumplings, etc., all cooked at the table in a simmering hot pot of broth.
Irish stew   Ireland Lamb Traditional stew made from lamb or mutton, as well as potatoes, carrots, onions, and parsley.
Islim or patlıcan kebabı   Turkey Lamb Traditional stew made from veal or mutton and eggplants, also having tomatoes and green peppers.
Istrian stew   Croatia Pork Stew whose main ingredients are beans, sauerkraut, potatoes, bacon, and spare ribs; the main seasoning is garlic.
Jugged hare   France &
Great Britain
Game Stew prepared using rabbit or hare as a main ingredient.
Karhi   Indian Subcontinent Vegetarian Spicy stew whose thick gravy is based on chickpea flour (called besan in Urdu / Hindi) and contains vegetable fritters called pakoras, to which sour yoghurt is added to give it a little sour taste.
Kadyos, baboy, kag langka Philippines Pork Pigeon peas, ham hock, and jackfruit soured with batuan fruits (Garcinia binucao)[4]
Kadyos, manok, kag ubad Philippines Fowl Pigeon peas, chicken, and banana pith[5][6]
Kaldereta   Philippines Goat Dish whose common ingredients are goat shoulders with tomato paste and liver spread.
Kalops Sweden Beef Swedish stew made of beef, onion, allspice, bay leaves and sometimes carrots. Often eaten with beetroot and potatoes.
Kamounia   Sudan,
Beef Beef and liver stew prepared with cumin
Kapuska   Turkey Veal Cabbage and veal stew.
Kare-kare   Philippines Beef Popular stew made from a peanut-based sauce with a variety of vegetables, stewed oxtail, beef, and occasionally offal or tripe. Meat variants may include goat meat or (rarely) chicken.
Karelian hot pot   Finland Beef & pork Stew that features a combination of pork and beef, but lamb can also be used. The hot pot is usually seasoned with black peppercorns and salt. Other seasonings such as allspice and bay leaf may be used too. Common vegetables such as carrot, onion, and root vegetables are acceptable additions to the stew.
Kig ha farz   France
Various Stew consisting of various meats (hock, beef and lamb) simmered in a broth with carrots, potatoes, cabbage and a large buckwheat flour based dumpling. Literally means "meat and stuffing" in Breton. Known mainly in Finisterre.
Korma   India,
Various Meat and/or vegetables is seared, then braised with stock or yogurt kept below curdling temperature with a mixture of spices (including ground coriander, cumin, and Indian bay. Traditionally cooked in a pot set over a very low fire, with coals on the lid. A korma can be mildly spiced or fiery, and may use lamb, beef, chicken, fish; some kormas combine meat and vegetables such as spinach or cauliflower.
Kuru fasulye   (Image of version without meat) Turkey Lamb Stew consisting of dry beans, generally with meat (veal or mutton) and pastırma or sucuk in its broth, with tomato paste.
Lancashire hotpot   United Kingdom
Lamb Dish made traditionally from lamb or mutton, and onion topped with sliced potatoes, left to bake in the oven all day in a heavy pot and on a low heat.
Läskisoosi   Finland Pork Pork chops grilled in butter with onions and flour, stirred in water with salt and pepper.
Lecsó   Hungary
Czech Republic
Vegetarian Thick vegetable stew which features peppers, tomato, onion, lard, salt, sugar and ground paprika as a base recipe.
Linat-an Philippines Pork Pork stew or soup from the Visayas and Mindanao islands of the Philippines that characteristically uses pork ribs (or other bony cuts of pork) simmered until very tender, lemongrass (tanglad), string beans, starchy ingredients for a thicker soup (usually taro), and various other vegetables.
Lobster stew   Spain
Seafood Stew made from lobster, which is added to a sofrito with onion, tomato, garlic and parsley; then boiled, and is eaten with thin slices of bread.
Locro   Argentina
Beef Hearty thick stew whose main ingredients are corn, some form of meat (usually beef, pork, and chorizo, but sometimes beef jerky or cheese), and vegetables. Other ingredients vary widely, and typically include onion, beans, potato, squash or pumpkin.
Lunggoi Katsa Tibet Offal Dish consisting of stewed sheep's head, with curry, fennel, monosodium glutamate, and salt.
Maafe   West Africa Various Stew that is made from lamb, beef, or chicken, cooked with a sauce based on tomatoes and groundnuts (peanuts).
Maconochie United Kingdom
Beef Stew of sliced turnips and carrots in a thin soup that was especially made by the "Maconochie Company" for soldiers during World War I
Mazamorra   Latin America, Portugal, Spain Milk Sweet stew prepared with corn (maize) as a primary ingredient.
Mechado   Philippines Beef Stew of Spanish origin, traditionally made with larded beef, but now also made with leaner cuts. Marinating in soy sauce and calamansi juice give it a Filipino flavor.
Mjave lobio   Georgia Vegetarian Dish of stewed beans, tomatoes and onion.
Moambe   Central Africa Fowl Dish prepared with a sauce usually made from the pericarp (not the seeds) of palm nuts, the fruit of the African oil palm.
Mocotó   Brazil
Offal Dish made from cow's feet, stewed with beans and vegetables.
Molagoottal India Vegetarian South Indian stew with coconut and lentils as a base.
Moqueca   Brazil Fish Stew based on salt water fish, tomatoes, onions, garlic and coriander.
Mulligan stew United States Various Dish similar to Irish stew, Brunswick stew, or burgoo, as improvised by American hobos from available or scavenged ingredients, such as squirrel or opossum.
Navarin   France Lamb French ragoût (stew) of lamb or mutton. Often, vegetables are added.
Ndolé   Cameroon Fish National dish of Cameroon, a stew of nuts, ndoleh (bitter leaves indigenous to West Africa), and fish or ground beef.
Nikujaga   Japan Beef Japanese dish of meat, potatoes and onion stewed in sweetened soy sauce, sometimes with ito konnyaku and vegetables.
Nilaga   Philippines Beef A traditional meat stew or soup from the Philippines made with boiled beef (nilagang baka) or pork (nilagang baboy) with various vegetables. It is typically eaten with white rice and is served with soy sauce, patis (fish sauce), labuyo chilis, and calamansi on the side.[7][8]
Oil Down Grenada Fowl Stew made of breadfruit, salted meat, chicken, dumplings, callaloo, and other vegetables, all stewed in coconut milk, herbs, and spices. National dish of Grenada, but also popular in Trinidad and Tobago (with hot peppers and no dumplings.)
Olla podrida   Spain Pork Spanish stew made from pork and beans and an inconsistent, wide variety of other meats and vegetables, often including chickpeas, depending on the recipe used.
Ollada Spain
Sausage Stew based on boiling vegetables and meat in a casserole.
Ostrich stew South Africa Fowl Ostrich stew is a stew prepared using ostrich meat as a primary ingredient. Additional ingredients can include vegetables such as onion, celery and carrot, tomatoes, soup stock and wine.
Ostropel   Romania Fowl Stew that is primarily made from chicken mixed with a thick tomato sauce.
Oyster stew   United States Seafood Stew made from oysters with milk and cream
Paya   Pakistan,
Goat Stew made with alliums, ginger, spices, and (goat or sheep) trotters. Coveted for its spicy and fatty broth which is rich in gelatin and animal fat (both rendered from the trotter bones and joints). It is preferred as breakfast with Naan bread.
Paila marina   Chile Seafood Typical stew that is usually made of a shellfish stock containing different kinds of cooked shellfish and fish. These are complemented with a variety of herbs and spices such as garlic, cilantro, and onion.
Palaver sauce   West Africa Various Stew popular in Western Africa that has many regional varieties and may contain beef, fish, shrimp, pepitas, cassava, taro (cocoyam) leaves, and palm oil. It is served with boiled rice, potatoes, garri, fufu, or yams.
Paomo   China Lamb Stew of chopped-up baked unleavened bread cooked in lamb broth and served with lamb meat. It is often eaten with pickled garlic and chilli sauce.
Pasulj (also known as grah)   Serbia,
Sausage Bean soup made of usually white, cranberry or pinto beans. It is normally prepared with meat, particularly smoked meat such as smoked bacon, sausage, and ham hock, and is a typical winter dish.
Philadelphia Pepper Pot United States (Pennsylvania) Offal Thick stew of beef tripe, vegetables and other seasonings; originates in the cuisine of the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Pichelsteiner   Germany Various German stew that consists of several types of meats and vegetables. Common ingredients are beef, pork and mutton, as well as potatoes, carrots and leek.
Pinangat   Philippines Fish Filipino stew made of taro leaves, chilli, meat and coconut milk wrapped in gabi leaves and tied securely with coconut leaf.
Pindang   Indonesia
Fish Stew made of by boiling ingredients (especially fish) in salt and certain spices.
Piperade   Spain
(Basque country)
Vegetarian Typical Basque dish prepared with onion, green peppers, and tomatoes sautéed and flavored with red Espelette pepper.[9]
Pisto   Spain
Vegetarian Stew made of tomatoes, onions, eggplant or courgettes, green and red peppers and olive oil.
Pörkölt   Hungary Pork Hungarian stew that consists of meat, paprika, and sometimes vegetables, but no potatoes. It should not be confused with goulash, which does always contain potatoes and is more like a soup.
Pot-au-feu   France Beef French beef stew. Other ingredients may differ from region to region, but commonly various kinds of vegetables are included, such as carrots, turnips, leeks, celery and onions.
Potjiekos   South Africa Game South African stew that is usually prepared outdoors. The recipe commonly contains meat, vegetables, starches like rice or potatoes, all slow-cooked with Dutch-Malay spices, the distinctive spicing of South Africa's early culinary melting pot. Other common ingredients include fruits and flour-based products like pasta.
Pottage   United Kingdom Various Thick soup or stew made by boiling vegetables, grains, and, if available, meat or fish. Pottage commonly consisted of various ingredients easily available to serfs and peasants, and could be kept over the fire for a period of days, during which time some of it was eaten and more ingredients added. The result was a dish that was slowly but constantly evolving, a "perpetual stew".
Pozole   Mexico Pork
or fowl
Mexican stew with ritual significance made from maize with meat, usually pork, chicken, turkey, or pork rinds, with chili peppers, and other seasonings and garnishes. Vegetarian and vegan versions also exist.
Puchero   South America
Veal Stew whose ingredients may vary greatly according to region. Its equivalent may be the Spanish cocido.
Qoiri Tibet Lamb Stew of mutton chops, made with flour, shredded wheat, chilli, dry curd cheese, water and salt.
Ragout   France Various Refers to a main-dish stew. Ragouts may be prepared with or without meat, a wide variety of vegetables may be incorporated, and they may be more or less heavily spiced and seasoned. Pictured is ragout with lentils.
Ratatouille   France
Vegetarian Vegetable stew from the Provence that consists mainly of tomatoes with garlic, onions, courgettes (zucchini), aubergine (eggplant), poivron (bell peppers), marjoram and basil, or bay leaf and thyme, or a mix of green herbs, such as herbes de Provence.
Red cooked pork   China
Pork Braised stew made with soy sauce, Chinese rice wine, caramelized sugar, and spices. Usually made with pork, but other meats, such as beef or chicken are also cooked in this style.
Rössypottu   Finland Pork Stew made using potatoes (pottu, peruna), some pork and the main ingredient, so-called "rössy" (i.e. blood pudding made of blood, beer, rye flour and some spices).
Rogan Josh   India Lamb Aromatic lamb stew native to the Indian subcontinent, which is one of the signature recipes of Kashmiri cuisine. Rogan josh consists of braised lamb chunks cooked with a gravy based on browned onions or shallots, yogurt, garlic, ginger and aromatic spices (cloves, bay leaves, cardamom and cinnamon).
Rubaboo North America Game Basic stew or porridge consumed by coureurs des bois and voyageurs (fur traders), as well as Métis people from North America, traditionally made of peas or corn (or both) with grease (bear or pork) and a thickening agent (bread or flour).
Sagamite North America Offal Native-American stew made from hominy or Indian corn. Additional ingredients may include vegetables, wild rice, brown sugar, animal fat, beans, smoked fish or animal brains.
Saksang   Indonesia Pork Spicy stew made from minced pork or dog meat (or more rarely, water buffalo meat) stewed in blood, coconut milk, and spices.
Saltah   Yemen Lamb Considered the national dish of Yemen, the base is a brown meat stew called maraq, with fenugreek froth and sahawiq or sahowqa (a mixture of chillies, tomatoes, garlic, and herbs ground into a salsa). Common additions are rice, potatoes, scrambled eggs, and vegetables.
India Lentils


South Indian stew made with lentils, vegetables and tamarind pulp extract. Famously used as a side dish with idli, dosa, vada, pongal and plain cooked rice.
Scouse   United Kingdom
Beef Variation of labskaus; a type of meat or beef stew.
Seco   Ecuador Lamb Stewed meat.
Sekba   Indonesia Offal Chinese Indonesian pork offals stewed in mild soy sauce-based soup. The stew tastes mildly sweet and salty, made from soy sauce, garlic, and Chinese herbs.
Semur   Indonesia Beef Type of meat stew that is processed in thick brown gravy. The main material used in semur gravy is shallots, onions, garlic, kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), nutmeg, and cloves.
Shiro   Eritrea Vegetarian Homogeneous stew whose primary ingredient is powdered chickpeas or broad bean meal.
Sinigang   Philippines Various Filipino soup or stew characterized by its sour flavor most often associated with tamarind (sampalok).
Skirts and kidneys   Ireland Pork & offal Irish stew made from pork and pork kidneys.
Sonofabitch stew United States
Veal & offal Cowboy dish consisting of whatever is on hand. Most recipes call for meat and offal from a calf.
Spanish fricco Germany Beef A hearty Westphalian stew prepared primarily using diced beef, potatoes and onions, typically in a cream soup base
Stew peas Jamaica Various Jamaican stew prepared using coconut milk, gungo peas (pigeon peas) or red peas (kidney beans), uncured meats and salted meats such as pork and beef. Can also include onion, garlic, scallions, pig tail, herbs, and spices.
Sulu köfte   Turkey Sausage Soup-like stew with köfte meatballs in the dish.
Tajine   North Africa Lamb Berber dish from North Africa, that is named after the special earthenware pot in which it is cooked. It includes different ingredients according to region, but commonly several kinds of vegetables, meats and spices
Tas kebap   Turkey Veal Veal or mutton stew with potatoes
Tatws Pum Munud   Wales Pork Traditional Welsh stew, made with smoked bacon, stock, potatoes and other vegetables.
Tharid   Arab world Lamb Dish made from pieces of bread in a vegetable or meat broth. Pictured is lamb tharid.
Tocană   Romania Vegetarian Prepared with tomato, garlic and sweet paprika, it is traditionally consumed with a cornmeal mush called mămăligă.
Tomato bredie   South Africa Lamb South African stew with Dutch origin that usually features mutton, which is cooked for a very long time, and includes cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and chili as seasonings.
Tombet   Spain
Vegetarian Traditional vegetable stew that contains layers of sliced potatoes, aubergines and red bell peppers previously fried in olive oil. The aubergines and red peppers should not be peeled. The whole is topped with tomato fried with garlic and parsley, and presented in a way that it looks like a pie without a crust.
Tuna pot   Spain
(Basque country)
Fish Fish stew that was eaten on tuna fishing boats in the Cantabrian Sea; a beautiful and simple dish with potatoes, onions, pimientos, and tomatoes.
Türlü   Turkey Vegetarian Stew of mixed vegetables stew which may also include meat. The dish is known as tourlou in Greece and as turli tava in North Macedonia
Wat (food)   Ethiopia
Various Stew or curry which may be prepared with meat (such as chicken, beef, or lamb) or a variety of vegetables, with spice mixtures, such as berbere and niter kibbeh (a seasoned clarified butter).
Waterblommetjiebredie   South Africa Lamb Meat, typically lamb, stewed together with waterblommetjies (Aponogeton distachyos flowers, commonly known as Cape pondweed, Cape hawthorn or Cape asparagus). Literally means "small water flower stew" in Afrikaans.
Waterzooi   Belgium
Fish Stew made of fish or chicken, vegetables (carrots, leeks, and potatoes), herbs, eggs, cream, and butter.
Zoervleis Limburg region,
the Netherlands
Horse Traditional dish similar to German sauerbraten which features meat (normally horse meat) that was marinated in vinegar or apple cider. Contrary to what one would expect, it is sweet, as it is served with gingerbread.


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