Sunday, August 12, 2012

Low Calorie Dutch Oven Braised Rabbit

We purchased a rabbit from Back Forty Acres in Chelsea, Michigan and today I cooked it in my dutch oven. The recipe and pictures are included below.


1 rabbit (4 – 5 lbs.)

2-3 slices of bacon

2 or 3 onions – Cut 2 into quarters and chop 1 into small pieces

3 or 4 carrots - Slice into chunks

3 cloves of garlic

2 bay leaves

5 or 6 potatoes cut into small chunks

3 stalks of celery chopped into small pieces

1 can of chicken broth

2 tsp. kosher salt

2 tsp. black pepper


• Brown the bacon slices and 1 finely chopped onion in the Dutch oven with bottom heat.

• Add the rabbit and brown it on both sides for 3-4 minutes

• Add 1 can of chicken broth

• Add onion quarters, chopped celery, chopped carrots, and potatoes

• Add enough additional water to cover the vegetables.

• Cook at low heat until meat and potatoes are tender.


Robbie said...

I've never had rabbit, but this looks great!

Chris said...

I like your wind screen, I have to get one of those for our dutch ovens.

Barbecueland said...

I was wondering why it is called a Dutch oven, as I am dutch and have never seen one of those before... Wikipedia knows the answer :)

Javier Oniel said...

This dish not only looks great, but I bet it tastes great as well. I can't wait to try out the dish myself, but I gotta ask: Can you use any kind of oven to prepare the dish?

Curtis Moe said...

That looks amazing. How long did the cook take? Reason I ask is, my dutch oven does not have pegs to stand on. I am thinking of just resting it on some hot coals and then adding some around the sides if it gets too low.
Good job

The BBQ Guy said...


Thanks for stopping by my bbq site.

You can prepare the dish in the oven or on the stove top. It will work well either way. You might need to shorten the cooking time a little or reduce the heat if you use an oven though because the oven is much more efficient than cooking outdoors.


The BBQ Guy said...


I cooked the rabbit about an hour, but I use a meat thermometer to make sure it's done. Total time depends on how consistent the heat is in the dutch oven.