Stewed hare with mushrooms

Mijoté de lièvre aux champignons

Here is a delicious recipe for hare with mushrooms. Make sure to adapt the quantities according to the number of guests.


Ingredients :


  • 1 hare, cut into pieces
  • 200 g of mushrooms of your choice (button mushrooms, chanterelles, porcini mushrooms, etc.)
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, cut into slices
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 200 ml of red wine
  • 500 ml of chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Fresh thyme
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil


Instructions :


  1. Season the hare pieces with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Brown the pieces of hare on all sides. Remove them from the casserole and set aside.
  3. In the same pot, add a little more oil if necessary, then fry the onions and garlic until golden.
  4. Add the carrots, celery, and mushrooms to the casserole dish. Saute them for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  5. Pour the red wine into the casserole dish to deglaze the bottom. Make sure to scrape up any meat juices stuck to the bottom of the casserole dish.
  6. Add the tomato paste, chicken stock, bay leaf and thyme. Return the pieces of hare to the casserole dish.
  7. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, or until the meat is tender.
  8. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to your preference.



Serve the hare with mushrooms with potatoes, fresh pasta or rice to accompany.


Enjoy your food !