In the cold winter months our body needs a lot more energy in order to keep warm and active, which means that we must have more proteins and fat in our diet. Because of that, many people tend to eat a lot of meat and not enough fruits and vegetables and that in turn leads to gaining weight and other health problems. So, you need to balance the diet with more vegetables and one delicious dish is the bean stew. Although beans are a bit tough to digest, are excellent for the winter and are delicious to eat with or without meat. With the right combination of ingredients and the recipes from our top 10 bean stew list, this dish will quickly become your favorite winter comfort food.

Slow Cooker Pork & Bean Stew

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Recipe via shescookin.com

Mediterranean Mung Bean Stew

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Recipe via veggiestylewithdaphne.com

Chicken, Chorizo and Borlotti Bean Stew

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Recipe via abbescookingantics.blogspot.co.uk

Vegetarian Tuscan Bean Stew

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Recipe via sweetpeaskitchen.com

Slow Cooker Cannellini Bean Stew with Tomatoes, Italian Sausage, and Kale

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Recipe via kalynskitchen.com

Cuban Black Bean Stew

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Recipe via centerstagewellness.com 

Simple Bean Stew Over White Rice

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Recipe via thekosherspoon.com

Red Wine Pork Black Bean Stew

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Recipe via carina-forum.com

Hearty 9-Bean Stew

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Recipe via crumbsandtales.com

Snow Cap Bean Stew: Quinoa Veggies Herbs

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Recipe via kblog.lunchboxbunch.com