Stews that Put Those Wimpy, Thin Soups to Shame

Whether it's because of the chilly air or the chilly atmosphere of another kind, we crave comfort and look for it in the kitchen. There are those thin-broth soups that you could pretty much put in a mug and drink. Then there are stews, made with only enough broth to barely cover the meat and vegetables. It's chunky. It's thick. And you will not be hungry afterward. Grab a hunk of bread and soak up whatever your spoon can't get. This easy beef stew recipe is a classic slow-cooked dish with chuck roast, carrots, celery, and potatoes simmered in a rich red-wine sauce. Soothe yourself. Grab a sweater. Everything will be alright.