If you kill a bear, you better have something good to make out of it! This stew is delicious! Serve with a crusty bread!

Kyle

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl combine flour, oregano, salt and pepper. Place bear meat in the bowl a little at a time and coat well.

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  • Heat oil and butter in a large skillet. Fry the bear meat until browned. Let drain on paper towels.

  • Fill a large Dutch oven with 2 to 3 quarts water. Add bear meat, onions, beef broth, bay leaves, potatoes, mushrooms carrots and turnips. Cook on medium-high heat for 2 to 3 hours. Add more water as needed.

Nutrition Facts

585 calories; protein 51.2g 102% DV; carbohydrates 30.9g 10% DV; fat 28.1g 43% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 617.7mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2003
I have been making this receipe for 5 years...when I was first introduced to bear meat! It is fantastic!! I have also altered the water ingrediant and used a can of cream of mushroom so that there is some "gravy" to pour all over. On occassion I have seen some people wrinkle their nose at the thought of eating bear meat but when I serve this they change their minds! Many times they can't even tell the difference! A stomach doesn't care as long as it's good and this is one of the best. Add/subtract you favorite veggies and enjoy!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/29/2009
I'm sorry but I din't care for this! It was sooooo bland even after adding other spices. I added hot sauce to my bowl but my honey didn't and thought it was okay. I may make another attempt and add the cream of mushroom soup like some others did but I doubt it. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2003
I have been making this receipe for 5 years...when I was first introduced to bear meat! It is fantastic!! I have also altered the water ingrediant and used a can of cream of mushroom so that there is some "gravy" to pour all over. On occassion I have seen some people wrinkle their nose at the thought of eating bear meat but when I serve this they change their minds! Many times they can't even tell the difference! A stomach doesn't care as long as it's good and this is one of the best. Add/subtract you favorite veggies and enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2003
this is a great recipe. i have been making alot of dishes with bear meat over the last 30 years. the meat is delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2007
Good recipe. Although I didn't have access to bear meat I used stew meat. I also placed everything in a crock-pot and needless to say it was great!! This stew also freezes well!! I will make this again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2005
This was great! I only used 2 quarts of water. I also added 3 stalks celery sliced and a can of cream of mushroom soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2009
Daughter followed essence of the recipe... substituted corn for turnips as she didn't have any turnips. Came out extremely tender. Flavors are subtle. Will use for the rest of the bear meat in the freezer and will try with turnips. Also might add tomatoes to next batch. This recipe goes straight to my recipe box!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2011
we liked this stew I fried the meat in a pot so when I added water it would get all the brown bits stuck in the pan. Since we were given this meat not harvested by us I was unsure how old it was and how it was prepared so I added 1 T of vinegar to the water. This tenderizes the meat while cooking and does not leave a vinegary taste. Also added the salt at the end. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2009
I added Guinness beer to the slow cooker. My husband loved it- I think I'm just not into bear meat though I want to because we have over ten pounds in the freezer! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2006
Sorry guys I don't eat bear meat but did replace it with stew meat. This turned out wonderful even without bear meat. Thanks for sharing. Yummy Yummy Yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
My son caught his first bear with a bow and arrow.Your recipe is great thank you very much.Last year a friend gave us some bearmeat. I soaked it in the fridge overnight in a large bowl of milk.Takes the wild ness out of it for people who don't like the wildness. Works with deer too. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/29/2009
I'm sorry but I din't care for this! It was sooooo bland even after adding other spices. I added hot sauce to my bowl but my honey didn't and thought it was okay. I may make another attempt and add the cream of mushroom soup like some others did but I doubt it. Read More
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