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
- 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.
- Coat the rabbit pieces in seasoned flour and brown them in a large skillet.
- Place the browned rabbit and other veggies in a 6-quart or larger slow cooker.
- Add the beef broth.
- 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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