There are few things a good stew can't fix. They're also extraordinarily forgiving. Too tired to dream up a fancy dinner? No problem: chuck what you have in a pot with some herbs and spices and leave it for an hour or two for instant comfort food. 

With this in mind, stews are one of the few things to be happy about when it starts getting chilly. Get in the stewing mood with these delicious recipes to master this weekend. 

1. Donal Skehan's Irish Stew

2. Mediterranean Monkfish Stew

3. Toulouse Sausage Puy Lentil Stew

4. Provencal Beef Stew

5. Chorizo, Chicken and Bean Stew

6. Pork Meatballs with Tomato and White Bean Stew

7. Chorizo, Fennel and Tomato Fish Stew

8. Barley and Root Vegetable Stew

9. Beef and Guinness Stew

10. Red Lentil Tomato Stew