Slideshow: 13 Hearty Stews We Love

Black Bean Soup With Chorizo and Braised Chicken
Black Bean Soup With Chorizo and Braised Chicken

The addition of thoroughly browned meat and chipotle peppers to this earthy soup ensures that it has plenty of deep flavor. It's hearty enough to eat with a knife and fork.

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Colombian Chicken Stew with Potatoes, Tomato, and Onion
Colombian Chicken Stew with Potatoes, Tomato, and Onion

This recipe is prepared in a pressure cooker without any added broth or liquid—all of its juices come straight from the chicken and vegetables, giving it a super rich and savory flavor.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tomatillo Tacos
Slow Cooker Chicken Tomatillo Tacos

Slow-cooked meats are just as at home on a taco as they are in a soup bowl. In this recipe, chicken is left to braise in tomatillo and chile, making for a flavorful filling that needs only a bit of cilantro and onion to top it off.

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Chile Verde with Pork
Chile Verde with Pork

If you dream of basking in the warm, Southwestern sun, why not try our take on New Mexican chile verde? Plenty of tomatillos and jalapeƱos keep things bright, tangy, and spicy.

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Carne Adovada (New Mexico-style Pork with Red Chilies)
Carne Adovada (New Mexico-style Pork with Red Chilies)

Alternatively, you could also try carne adovada, New Mexico's ancho and pasilla chile based stew. Its got a well-balanced flavor that is spicy, smoky, rich, and subtly sweet all at once.

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Easy Pork and Three Bean Chili
Easy Pork and Three Bean Chili

For those who are willing to break all of the rules, this chili incorporates garbanzos, black beans, and red kidneys—three ingredients that make this soup oh so comforting despite not being particularly true to tradition.

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Beef Stew With Red Wine and Horseradish-Chive Cream
Beef Stew With Red Wine and Horseradish-Chive Cream

When made with chunks of multicolored potatoes, pieces of bright orange carrot, and a dollop of herbed sour cream, this recipe puts to rest the notion that all stews look more boring than they taste.

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Jamaican Beef Stew with Rice
Jamaican Beef Stew with Rice

Allspice, habaƱero chile, and cinnamon keep things fiery in this take on Jamaican jerk stew. It tastes even better the next day—just serve it with a freshly made batch of rice.

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Garbanzos con Espinacas y Jengibre (Spanish Chickpea and Spinach Stew with Ginger)
Garbanzos con Espinacas y Jengibre (Spanish Chickpea and Spinach Stew with Ginger)

Ginger adds a distinctive but not-too-obvious flair to this vegan stew inspired by the flavors of Spain. Perfect fare for when you want to act all cool, sophisticated, and suave at that Spanish wine tasting you're going to host. Or something like that.

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Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew)
Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew)

Soondubu jjigae is a sinus-blasting kimchi-based stew that bubbles ferociously when served the traditional way in a stone bowl. Our recipe can be adapted for to create either a meaty or vegan-friendly version.

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[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz]