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Hunter's stew (Bigos) from How to Cook Everything, Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food (page 787) by Mark Bittman

  • beef chuck
  • caraway seeds
  • Madeira wine
  • onions
  • bacon
  • sauerkraut
  • dried shiitake mushrooms

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    Can substitute salt pork for bacon, beef brisket for beef chuck, sweet wine for Madeira wine, and dried porcini mushrooms or dried black mushrooms for dried shiitake mushrooms.

  • zorra on July 04, 2015

    Said to be the national dish of Poland, I first had it in Australia. Tried this for someone whose late mother made it. No idea how authentic this version is, but it was tasty in mid-winter. Based on other recipes & whim, I improvised freely. Substituted smoked turkey thigh for bacon, used turkey sausage, just 1 pound beef plus 1/2 pound pork. Skipped the caraway, swapped sweet wine with dry red, added bay leaves & 2 tart chopped apples. Doubled the onion & the cooking time. Might make it again some chilly day.

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