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This luscious Indonesian dish, from a recipe in James Oseland's book Cradle of Flavor (W.W. Norton, 2006), is traditionally eaten with white rice, but it is also wonderful with crusty Italian bread.
Any seasonal vegetable, from earthy turnips to pungent kohlrabi, can be added to this hearty beef stew recipe.
A mix of fresh and cured beef and pork gives this classic Russian sweet and sour soup heft.
A wine-simmered dish of meat and vegetables is cooked in a dough-sealed pot is Alsatian through and through. It's an improvised meal of odds and ends that cooks for hours at low heat while you go about your business and emerges from the oven with enormous flavor.
This rich, spicy stew of beef, pork, root vegetables, and greens became a staple in Philly, where West Indian hawkers advertised it with cries of "pepper pot, smoking hot!"
Unlike French beef stews made with wine, carbonnade relies on the deep, dark flavor of Belgian abbey-style beer.
A hearty beef stock serves as the base for a rich soup of mushrooms and barley, a more elegant (but no less satisfying) version of the New York deli staple, elevated with fresh thyme and a squeeze of lemon juice.
You won't find beans or tomatoes in a true Texan chili con carne—just tender cubes of beef and pork, fiery chiles, and plenty of garlic, onion, oregano, and cumin for flavor.
This slow-cooked dish is seasoned with browning, a sauce prepared using a burned-sugar technique that imparts a hint of caramelized flavor.
Eaten hot or cold, vegetarian or with shreds of beef, enriched with a dollop of sour cream and wisps of dill, the beet-based soup is the quintessence of good Eastern European cooking.
Infused with smoky guajillo chiles, this nourishing, slow-cooked stew is usually made with various tough cuts of beef, but we found oxtails to be the most flavorful choice. Served with rice, this dish is a favorite meal across Mexico.
This version of ropa vieja is made with beef and accented with olives and capers.
This classic Italian broth, is adapted from a recipe in Lynne Rossetto Kasper's The Splendid Table (William Morrow Cookbooks, 1992).
This Tunisian stew is packed with flavor from tender beef spare ribs, cilantro-spiked meatballs, and spinach.
This recipe for a hearty soup made with cassava, beef, chicken, and pork is based on one in Secrets of Colombian Cooking by Patricia McCausland-Gallo (Hippocrene, 2004).
For this satisfying dish we recommend using both beef chuck and short ribs, which add richness.
In this gumbolike stew, tender hunks of dried beef, beef chuck, and a smoked sausage called calabreza are simmered with okra.
This dish is named in Hachis Parmentier's honor and is a French version of England's cottage pie (or vice versa).