A Delicious and Comforting Slow Cooker Rabbit Stew

We’re enthusiasts of embracing the natural world and all its bounties, and one such treasure is the rabbit. This slow cooker rabbit stew is both hearty and delightful, making it a dish the whole family will adore.

Why you’ll love it

Rabbit meat is not only lean and healthy but also a fantastic alternative to the usual beef or chicken. As grocery prices continue to soar, living off the land can be a real money-saver. If you don’t have access to land, perhaps you can team up with a friend who does.


  • Rabbit Meat
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Prunes
  • Beef Broth
  • Dried Thyme

See recipe card at the bottom of this post for quantities.


Here’s a quick overview of the recipe steps. For more detailed instructions, refer to the recipe card at the end.

  1. Coat the rabbit pieces in seasoned flour and brown them in a large skillet.
  2. Place the browned rabbit and other veggies in a 6-quart or larger slow cooker.
  3. Add the beef broth.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Hint: Wild rabbit has a slightly gamier taste compared to farmed rabbit, which tends to have sweeter meat.

Substitutions and Variations

Feel free to experiment with these substitutions and variations:

  • White Wine: Use white wine to balance out the flavors.
  • Chicken Stock: Substitute chicken stock or broth for beef broth.
  • Bay Leaves: Add a bay leaf or two for extra aroma.
  • Fresh Herbs: Enhance the dish with fresh rosemary, thyme, or oregano.
  • Green Beans: Some people enjoy adding green beans.
  • Vegetable Broth: Swap beef broth for vegetable broth.
  • White Vinegar: Add a few tablespoons of white vinegar to create a balanced taste.


For this recipe, you’ll need a 6-quart (or larger) slow cooker to work its magic. You’ll also require a large skillet to brown the rabbit. If you need any specific equipment, you can find some affiliate links in the recipe card below.

More Slow Cooker Recipes

If you’re a fan of slow-cooked goodness, check out these other incredible recipes:

  • Tri Tip Roast Slow Cooker Recipe
  • Slow Cooker Venison Roast with Red Wine
  • Crock Pot Pinto Beans
  • Crock Pot Beer Chili Recipe
  • Slow Cooker Roast Potatoes
  • Slow Cooker Steak Pie


Once the slow cooker rabbit stew has completely cooled, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. This stew also freezes well, so you can transfer it to a freezer-safe container and store it for up to 3 months.


For added flavor and thickness, consider these expert tips:

  • Thicken the stew using instant mashed potato flakes for the best results. Alternatively, you can create a cornstarch slurry.


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