Rabbit and smoked bacon casserole, flavored with chocolate, vegetables, and potatoes, then garnished with croutons and fresh parsley. The chocolate is optional, but adds a sophisticated twist to the flavors.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Season rabbit bones with mirepoix base, and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish or similar. Roast for 30 minutes, or until browned and fragrant.

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  • Remove rabbit bones to a saucepan, and add enough water to cover by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium-high heat until the liquid is reduced by half to provide a stock for the recipe. This will take up to 30 minutes depending on the size of your pan.

  • Mix the flour, salt, and pepper. Coat rabbit pieces with the seasoned flour. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the dish used to bake the rabbit bones. Cook rabbit pieces over medium-high heat, or in the oven, just until evenly browned on the outside.

  • Remove rabbit pieces, and add the carrots, onion, leek, turnip and potatoes. Add bacon, and if necessary, a little more oil. Place the rabbit pieces over the vegetables. Mix together your homemade rabbit stock and tomato puree; pour into the baking dish. Cover tightly with aluminum foil or a lid. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bake the rabbit casserole for about 1 hour, or until rabbit is cooked through. Adjust the seasonings to taste. If you wish to use the chocolate, mix it in at this time.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Trim the crusts from the bread slices, and slice in half diagonally or into cubes. Fry bread in oil until lightly browned.

  • Serve casserole in the pan, topped with fried bread (or croutons) and sprinkled with chopped parsley.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

1112.4 calories; 97.3 g protein; 64.4 g carbohydrates; 254.5 mg cholesterol; 1318.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2005
I suggest omitting the bacon if one chooses to enhance the flavors with chocolate...painstaking and worthwhile as it is delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2005
I suggest omitting the bacon if one chooses to enhance the flavors with chocolate...painstaking and worthwhile as it is delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2005
I suggest omitting the bacon if one chooses to enhance the flavors with chocolate...painstaking and worthwhile as it is delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2013
I had a lot of fun making this recipe and I liked the addition of the chocolate. It adds a nice subtle flavor component but also gave the sauce a lovely rich brown color. I would say this made enough to serve more like 6 or 8 people than 4- and my husband eats a lot! Read More
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