Hasenpfeffer (Rabbit Stew) Recipe

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Terri Hunter Modified: March 22, 2022
Hasenpfeffer (Rabbit Stew) Recipe

How To Make Hasenpfeffer (Rabbit Stew)

If you’re looking for a unique meal, this rabbit stew recipe is easy to make with premium rabbit meat along with bacon, wine, shallots, and others.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours



  • 3lbsrabbit meat,cleaned and cut into pieces
  • ½tspsalt
  • cupall-purpose flour
  • ½lbbacon,diced
  • ½cupshallots,finely chopped
  • 1garlic clove,finely chopped
  • 1cupdry red wine
  • 1cupwater
  • 1tbspchicken bouillon granules
  • 1tbspcurrant jelly
  • 10black peppercorns,crushed
  • 1bay leaf
  • ¼tsprosemary,dried, crushed
  • 2tsplemon juice
  • 3tbspwater
  • 2tbspall-purpose flour
  • tspthyme,dried, 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 ⅓ cup of flour, shaking off excess.

  2. Brown rabbit in remaining bacon fat. Remove from skillet along with all but 2 tablespoons of the fat and reserve.

  3. 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.

  4. Return rabbit and bacon to skillet. Heat to boiling, then reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer for about 1½ hours or until the rabbit is tender.

  5. Remove bay leaf and discard. Place rabbit on a warm platter and keep warm while preparing gravy.

  6. To make the gravy, stir lemon juice into the skillet with cooking liquid. Combine 3 tablespoons water with 2 tablespoons flour and mix together; stir mixture into skillet over low heat.

  7. Finally, stir in thyme. Pour gravy over stew and serve or pour into a gravy boat and serve on the side.


  • Calories: 837.63kcal
  • Fat: 41.81g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.48g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.29g
  • Fiber: 1.34g
  • Sugar: 5.31g
  • Protein: 77.80g
  • Cholesterol: 231.53mg
  • Sodium: 1173.44mg
  • Calcium: 73.73mg
  • Potassium: 1417.08mg
  • Iron: 6.95mg
  • Vitamin A: 7.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.39mg
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