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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, onions, beans, peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes) and may include meat, especially tougher meats suitable for slow-cooking, such as beef, poultry, sausages, and seafood. While water can be used as the stew-cooking liquid, stock is also common. A small amount of red wine is sometimes added for flavour. Seasoning and flavourings may also be added.

In the food context, a stew is a dish that is typically prepared by slow-cooking meat, vegetables, and seasonings in a liquid until they become tender and flavorful. Stews are often hearty, filling, and comforting, and they can be enjoyed in many different variations. Here are some examples of different types of stews:

  1. Beef stew: A classic beef stew is made with chunks of beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery, slow-cooked in a beef broth until tender and flavorful.

  2. Chicken stew: Chicken stew is made with chicken pieces, vegetables, and seasonings, slow-cooked in a chicken broth until the flavors meld together.

  3. Vegetable stew: Vegetable stew is a vegetarian or vegan option made with a variety of vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, beans, and tomatoes, slow-cooked in vegetable broth until tender.

  4. Seafood stew: Seafood stew, also known as cioppino, is made with a variety of seafood such as shrimp, mussels, clams, and fish, slow-cooked in a tomato-based broth with garlic and herbs.

  5. Lamb stew: Lamb stew is made with chunks of lamb, potatoes, carrots, onions, and other vegetables, slow-cooked in a lamb or beef broth with herbs and spices.

  6. Pork stew: Pork stew is made with chunks of pork, potatoes, carrots, onions, and other vegetables, slow-cooked in a pork or chicken broth with herbs and spices.

  7. Goulash: Goulash is a Hungarian stew made with beef, onions, paprika, and other spices, slow-cooked until the meat is tender and the flavors are fully developed.

Stews can be served with bread, rice, or other grains, and they are often served as a main course. They are a great option for batch cooking and meal prep since they can be made in large quantities and reheated throughout the week.

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