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Sopa de Albóndigas (Mexican Meatball Soup)

Ask 10 people for a recipe for a particular dish, and you'll probably get 10 different recipes. Mexican sopa de albóndigas is no exception. Most variations are likely to involve vegetables, rice, a tomato-based...

Author: Alexa Weibel

Easy Fish Stew With Mediterranean Flavors

This is a typical fisherman's stew. No need to make a fish stock; water, aromatics and anchovies will suffice. Use anchovies even if you don't like them, as they add great depth of flavor, not to mention...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Beer Braised Beef and Onions

This hearty, warming beef and onion stew is flavored with Belgian beer, bay leaves and sweet paprika. A variation on a traditional Flemish carbonnade, it's rich and homey but still lively, with a ruddy...

Author: Melissa Clark

Slow Cooker Cassoulet

Many look down their noses at the slow cooker, but it's perfect for some dishes. Stews, for one. This sausage, duck and white bean stew is rich and hearty, and you can leave the dish wholly unattended...

Author: Mark Bittman

Green Chile Chicken Stew

Many agree the best green chiles are grown in the Hatch Valley in southern New Mexico, so it's great to make this delicious chicken stew in early fall when they're are available. (Get a friend to send...

Author: David Tanis

Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew With Horseradish Cream

This is a thick, rich braise that makes good use of root vegetables. Pick whichever roots you like best; carrots and rutabaga work particularly well together; celery root and parsnips are very nice, too....

Author: Sarah DiGregorio

Mark Bittman's Bouillabaisse

You can make any soup with water instead of stock, but the soups that drive you wild usually have a beautiful stock as their base. This is doubly true of bouillabaisse, which should start with a stock...

Author: Mark Bittman

Beans Marbella

This recipe started as a wisp of an idea in The Veggie, our weekly newsletter about vegetarian home cooking, inspired by that iconic dish chicken Marbella, made famous in "The Silver Palate Cookbook."...

Author: Tejal Rao and Alexa Weibel

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

This recipe is inspired by the beef, leek and barley soup in "Home Cooking" (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2010), a memoir and cookbook by Laurie Colwin. It defies what you're told you must do to make...

Author: Ali Slagle

Slow Cooked Red Wine Beef Stew

Red wine and beef are such an elemental combination that it's worth mastering the technique for a great stew: Sauté the ingredients quickly to caramelize and reduce, then cook through very slowly (preferably...

Author: Julia Moskin

Lamb Stew With Apricots

Author: Robert Farrar Capon

Braised Lamb Shanks With Fresh Herbs

Bone-in lamb shanks are perfect for braising. The marrow in the bones releases into the sauce, deepening its flavor, while the tough meat softens into perfect tenderness during the long, slow cooking....

Author: Melissa Clark

Greek Stewed Green Beans and Yellow Squash With Tomatoes

Green beans are one of many vegetables that both Greek and Turkish cooks stew with abundant olive oil in dishes known as ladera. This recipe is inspired by one of them, but it's a far cry from the authentic...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Conch Chowder

Author: David Edelstein

Mushroom and Potato Paprikash

This recipe is a vegetarian adaptation of chicken paprikash, a classic dish in Hungary, where there are many regional and cultural variations. This version is not at all traditional, though mushrooms are...

Author: Sarah DiGregorio

Slow Cooker Short Ribs With Chinese Flavors

Slow cookers get a bad rap in the world of accomplished chefs, but Mark Bittman loves his. He calls it his "Monster of Braising," and he claims to use it every day. Here is his recipe for braised short...

Author: Mark Bittman

Oven Braised Guinness Beef Stew With Horseradish Cream

Classic beef stew is good, but this sophisticated beef stew - enriched with beer, cocoa powder and espresso - is really something special. Start by browning the beef and making a quick roux to guarantee...

Author: Sarah DiGregorio

Pasta e Fagioli

This is a classic Italian bean and pasta soup. If you have already made a pot of beans using a pound of beans, and want to use it for this soup, just use half the beans but all of the broth as directed...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Shiro (Ground Chickpea Stew)

Shiro is a simple, silky ground chickpea stew that takes little time and effort to bring together. In Eritrea and Ethiopia, it's a most beloved and important dish - a vital source of flavor and protein....

Author: Samin Nosrat

Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup

This sweet, spicy and fragrant chicken soup, called curry mee, is a happy contrast of hot broth, springy noodles and a madness of garnishes. Coconut milk has a particular weighty creaminess, called lemak,...

Author: Julia Moskin

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken Stew

This creamy braised chicken stew is inspired by spinach-artichoke dip. It is comfort food to be sure, but white wine, marinated artichokes and fresh dill keep it from veering too rich. Serve it with pita...

Author: Sarah DiGregorio

Sabzi (Spinach and Lamb Stew)

Sabzi is one of the traditional dishes served during Afghan Nowruz, the celebration of the new year and vernal equinox, and Durkhanai Ayubi included this recipe from her mother, Farida Ayubi, in their...

Author: Naz Deravian

Mediterranean Fish Chowder With Potatoes and Kale

This brothy fish stew gets extra body and heft from the kale and potatoes, and a hint of the Mediterranean from thyme, parsley and bay leaf. The method is straightforward. First make a mirepoix of onion,...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Potato Leek Soup

Author: Bryan Miller

Greek Fisherman's Stew

It's summer, and no matter what you choose to drink, your plate should be bright with ripe beefsteak tomatoes and basil. If those treasures of the season complement a piece of fish, so much the better....

Author: Florence Fabricant

Parmesan White Bean Soup With Hearty Greens

Whatever you do, don't throw away your Parmesan rinds: Within those waxy rinds is enough rich umami and salty cheese flavor to carry an entire soup's broth. Collect and store them in an airtight container...

Author: Ali Slagle

French Onion Braised Lamb Shanks With Barley and Greens

This warming stew starts with a mountain of lightly caramelized onions and leeks to combine the sweet-savory flavors of French onion soup with rich, red wine-braised lamb shanks. Onion soups can be delicious...

Author: J. Kenji López-Alt

Lamb and White Bean Chili

Here is a meaty, rich, lightly spiced mix with all the heartiness of my usual chili variations, but graced with an unusual, mineral flavor from the lamb and sweetness from the white beans.

Author: Melissa Clark

Corn, Tomato and Fish Chowder

Author: Marian Burros

Smoky Lentil Stew With Leeks and Potatoes

Rustic with deep flavor, this stew improves after a day in the fridge. Make the whole recipe, and eat it over several days - or freeze it for later. If you can't get small Spanish Pardina lentils or French...

Author: David Tanis

Upperline's Duck and Andouille Gumbo

Chefs dating back to Upperline restaurant's opening in New Orleans, in 1982, have contributed to the development of its famous duck-andouille gumbo. Miguel Gabriel, a longtime Upperline "soup chef," has...

Author: Brett Anderson

Black Bean Soup

Author: Craig Claiborne And Pierre Franey

Pork Stew With Pears and Sweet Potatoes

It's nice knowing that pears, which we think of almost exclusively for desserts in this country, are often used in savory ways in Eastern European cuisines. In this stew, caraway seeds, allspice and fennel...

Author: John Willoughby

Tomato Fennel Soup With Brie Toasts

The childhood pleasure of tomato soup with a side of grilled cheese had been enshrined in my mind since I'd last had it, decades ago. A tart, bright tomato soup and a crispy sandwich with an oozing interior:...

Author: Melissa Clark

Creole Redfish Gumbo

Jordan Ruiz cooks a version of the seafood gumbo his mother and grandmother made when he was growing up in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood. It contains fin fish, which is rarely seen in restaurants...

Author: Brett Anderson

Spicy Green Garlic Chicken Soup

This rustic soup features green garlic, a delicious seasonal specialty that comes to the market in early spring. The tender shoots are as small as scallions or tiny leeks. Left in the ground, they will...

Author: David Tanis

Indonesian Chicken Soup With Noodles, Turmeric and Ginger (Soto Ayam)

Soto ayam, an Indonesian version of chicken soup, is a clear herbal broth brightened by fresh turmeric and herbs, with skinny rice noodles buried in the bowl. It is served with a boiled egg, fried shallots,...

Author: Julia Moskin

Khoresh Karafs (Persian Celery Stew With Lamb)

Most types of Iranian stew, known as khoresh or sometimes spelled khoresht, take hours to prepare and yet more hours to cook. Not this one. Karafs means celery, so here a whole head of crunchy, pale green...

Author: Daniela Galarza

Fuul (Somali Style Fava Bean Stew)

Fuul is a beloved fava bean stew that has long been woven into the culinary fabric of East Africa, North Africa and the Middle East. It's also known as ful medames or foul mudammas. This comforting stew...

Author: Ifrah F. Ahmed

Curried Shrimp and Crab Gumbo

Arvinder Vilkhu is chef of Saffron Nola, the New Orleans Indian restaurant he owns with his family. Mr. Vilkhu developed this gumbo recipe over the 30-plus years he's lived in New Orleans, incorporating...

Author: Brett Anderson

Slow Cooker Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

Making creamy soups in the slow cooker can be tricky because it's not possible to simmer them with the top off and reduce the liquid. One easy way to thicken without reducing is to use a roux, a mix of...

Author: Sarah DiGregorio

Lentil Soup With Cilantro (Lots of It)

This easy lentil soup is seasoned with cumin and an entire bunch of chopped cilantro, stirred in just before serving.

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Fishmonger's Stew

This hearty fish and shellfish stew is good for a chilly winter evening. It veers Mediterranean, with a base of leeks and onions, a bit of tomato, potatoes, saffron and garlic.

Author: David Tanis

Garlic Soup With Spinach

I made a lot of turkey stock after Thanksgiving and pulled some out for this spinach-packed, very quick and easy soup. A vegetarian version made simply with water and garlic is equally delicious.

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Lobster and Corn Chowder

Author: Florence Fabricant

Stuffing Dumpling Soup

Smash it up eggs and flour, and leftover stuffing transforms into a tender dumpling dough. A simple bone broth made from your turkey carcass creates a savory base, which you then load up with kale and...

Author: Sohla El-Waylly

Spicy Pork Stew With Hominy and Collard Greens

I've long adored hominy, the earthy dried corn kernels you find in pozole, the chile-laced Mexican stew. When I saw dried heirloom hominy for sale online, I bought some. I knew that having it in the cupboard...

Author: Melissa Clark

Vegetarian Gumbo

This meatless gumbo has a distinct Louisiana flavor, thanks to the roux, Creole seasoning and the "holy trinity" of Creole cooking (onion, celery, bell pepper). Gumbo is traditionally made with a variety...

Author: Vallery Lomas

Oxtail Stew in Peanut Sauce (Kare Kare)

Kare-kare is a nutty-sweet stew, traditionally made in the Philippines with oxtail, bok choy, string beans and eggplants, simmered with ground peanuts and achuete oil; peanut butter, a modern substitute,...

Author: Ligaya Mishan