Oh how we enjoy a bit of chilly-weather grub – it's the silver-lining to these shorter, colder days. Warming soups, hearty stews, baked potatoes... This is comfort food at its best.
In particular, we love a stew. Whether served with dumplings, crusty bread or piping hot taters, the humble stew is a winter staple – so we've rounded up five of our favourite recipes to celebrate this absolute one-pot wonder.
Miguel Barclay's Spanish Chorizo Stew
This spicy chorizo and chickpea stew will carry you through from summer to winter. Chorizo adds so much flavour that this dish is super-speedy to pull together, too (just 20 minutes). The perfect weeknight warmer.
Honey and mustard chicken stew
Served with buttery new potatoes, what could be more restorative than a big bowl of this chicken stew after a long day? Made using chicken stock, diced veg and crunchy sweetcorn, this dish will comfortably feed four hungry diners.
Brazilian-style Fish Stew
Flaky white fish is flavoured with coconut and lime in this fresh, zesty Brazilian-style stew. Served with a fresh salad and a basket of crusty bread, this recipe works whatever the season, or weather.
Moroccan Lamb and sweet potato stew
Cooking low and slow for an hour and a half, it's no wonder this lamb stew is so darn tasty. Soft sweet potato, tomato, Moroccan seasoning and cinnamon add heaps of flavour, so serve with something simple and filling like rice, cous cous or flat breads.
Beef and mixed pepper goulash
Topped with a big ol' dollop of soured cream and a sprinkling of fresh parsley, this Hungarian-style stew is packed full of with beef, sliced peppers and plenty of paprika. Serve it on a bed of hot rice for a feast that will easily serve six.