Big Bear Stew


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


servings 585 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 585 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 28.1 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 51.2 g
  • 102%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 618 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet. Fry the bear meat until browned. Let drain on paper towels.
  3. 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.
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  1. 16 Ratings


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 th...

this is a great recipe. i have been making alot of dishes with bear meat over the last 30 years. the meat is delicious!!

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 was great! I only used 2 quarts of water. I also added 3 stalks celery, sliced, and a can of cream of mushroom soup.

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 t...

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!

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 i...

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...

I didn't have any bear, but beef stew meat. I needed a recipe for turnips and this is very good. I also added some whole allspice and parsnip, as well as whole pepper kernels instead of ground...