Maltese Rabbit Stew


This is a traditional Maltese dish.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup oil

  • 1 (3 pound) rabbit, cleaned and cut into pieces

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ cup red wine

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 cube beef bouillon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • ¼ teaspoon white sugar

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and quartered

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • ½ cup peas


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook the rabbit, onion and garlic in the hot oil until the garlic and onion are fragrant and the rabbit is brown. Stir in the wine, bay leaf, beef bouillon, nutmeg, tomato paste, and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Add the potatoes, carrots, and peas. Pour enough water over everything until covered. Bring stew to a boil; reduce heat to low and allow to simmer until the potatoes are completely cooked through, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

924 Calories
32g Fat
77g Carbs
75g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 924
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 459mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 75g
Vitamin C 82mg 409%
Calcium 120mg 9%
Iron 9mg 49%
Potassium 2515mg 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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