Hasenpfeffer (Rabbit Stew)

Hasenpfeffer (Rabbit Stew)

Soups, Stews and Chili Stews

Rabbit stew made with bacon, wine, garlic, shallots, other herbs and spices.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 767
Preparation time: 30m
Total cooking time: 2h


  • 3 pounds rabbit meat, cleaned and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 pound bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon currant jelly
  • 10 black peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed


  • 1   Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels and set aside. Sprinkle rabbit with salt and coat with 1/3 cup flour, shaking off excess. Brown rabbit in remaining bacon fat. Remove from skillet, along with all but 2 tablespoons of the fat, and reserve.
  • 2   Saute shallots and garlic in skillet for about 4 minutes, until tender. Stir in wine, 1 cup water and bouillon. Heat to boiling, then stir in jelly, peppercorns, bay leaf, and rosemary. Return rabbit and bacon to skillet. Heat to boiling, then reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer about 1 1/2 hours or until rabbit is tender.
  • 3   Remove bay leaf and discard. Place rabbit on a warm platter and keep warm while preparing gravy.
  • 4   To Make Gravy: Stir lemon juice into skillet with cooking liquid. Combine 3 tablespoons water with 2 tablespoons flour and mix together; stir mixture into skillet over low heat. Finally, stir in thyme. Pour gravy over stew and serve, or pour into a gravy boat and serve on the side.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 33.3g 51%
    Saturated Fat 11.0g  
Cholesterol 300mg 100%
Sodium 894mg 36%
Potassium 1033mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 21.9g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Protein 79.1g 158%
Sugars 4g  
Vitamin A 271IU  
Vitamin C 4mg  
Calcium 73mg  
Iron 13mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 34mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 93mg  
Folate 53mcg