Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

From Australia. Ostrich (which is more readily available in U.S.) can be subbed for emu. Serve with boiled new potatoes. This could be done in a crockpot, cooking on low for 6-8 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 lbs emu, cut into cubes (rump or round)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 (12 ounce) can beer
  • 1 (15 ounce) can beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 -2 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat butter in large frying pan. Brown onions and put them in a large casserole dish.
  3. Heat oil in the same pan and brown the emu . Combine with the onions in the casserole dish.
  4. Add flour to oil in pan where you browned the meat and mix; pour in beer and beef broth, bring to a boil and add rest of the ingredients. Pour over casserole and mix together.
  5. Cover tightly and cook in oven for 2 hours.