Rating: 4.13 stars
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

Wild rabbit is delicious braised in a good beer with chicken stock and herbs.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place 1/2 cup flour, salt, and pepper into a plastic bag; toss to mix. Add the rabbit pieces, toss to coat with the flour mixture, and shake off excess. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until lightly smoking.

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  • Sear the rabbit pieces on each side until golden brown, then set aside. Pour in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and stir in the sliced onions. Cook until the onions have softened, about 2 minutes; then stir in the mushrooms and garlic, cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add the thyme, basil, rosemary, and bay leaves; season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Place the browned rabbit pieces into the Dutch oven, and pour in the beer and chicken stock. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rabbit is very tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Stir 3 tablespoons of flour into the softened butter until smooth. Remove the rabbit from the simmering broth and set aside. Skim any visible fat from the liquid, then whisk in the butter paste. Simmer for 3 or 4 minutes until thickened, then remove the bay leaves, season again with salt and pepper if needed, and stir in the parsley. Serve the thickened sauce with braised rabbit.

Nutrition Facts

528 calories; protein 49.6g; carbohydrates 23.1g; fat 23.6g; cholesterol 132.8mg; sodium 739.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2008
Wow! Now we are cooking. This is a very good meal for those who like rabbit. I recomend this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/15/2013
This recipe was a disservice to the rabbit! Read More
(4)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2008
Wow! Now we are cooking. This is a very good meal for those who like rabbit. I recomend this recipe. Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
This was a great way to fix rabbit. I have only had rabbit 'fried' in my lifetime. Great flavor with the beer and the herbs. I didn't know rabbit was tough. The meat was hard to get off the bone. I am going to fix the sauce and fry chicken next time and braise it like the rabbit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
Excellent recipe. The rabbit was tender and full of flavor. We both enjoyed it very much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2012
This is my favorite dinner recipe of all time! I've made it so many times I've lost count. I often get up early on Saturday to get to the farmer's market for a rabbit before they sell out - just so I can make this! Use wild mushrooms if you can. I especially like shiitakes with this. Fresh herbs are NOT optional! And the beer I use is Shiner Bock. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/15/2013
This recipe was a disservice to the rabbit! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2013
This was soooo good! The gravy/sauce was delicious too. I will definately make this again. I followed the recipe but left out the mushrooms and I was out of thyme and basil so still made it without those spices and it was still fabulous. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2015
I used this recipe for my son's first rabbit. I was so worried the meat would be chewy but I am happy to report the rabbit meat was incredibly tender and delicious! I substituted potatoes for mushrooms used dried herbs and skipped the last step. The whole family raved about it! I highly recommend you give it a try you won't be disappointed.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2012
A total hit this evening with the orzo. Thanks again!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2014
I made this with my son's first rabbit with great anticipation. it was good but it needed something. I will try it again but increase the beer and decrease the broth and experiment with the seasoning. Read More
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