Total Time
Prep 48 hrs
Cook 1 hr

Not sure if this is the traditional Hasenpfeffer but it is definitely delicious. I got this about 20 years ago from a small cookbook with recipes from inns around the US. No idea which inn this came from. Takes a long time but it is soooo worth it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix marinade ingredients together.
  2. Add rabbit pieces and store in refrigerator for 2 days.
  3. After rabbit has marinated, in a large pot, cook onions, mushrooms and bacon until onions are soft.
  4. Remove vegetables and bacon.
  5. Add butter to pan.
  6. Remove rabbit from marinade and pat dry.
  7. Strain the marinade and save.
  8. Sprinkle salt over rabbit, dip in flour and brown in the butter.
  9. When all of the rabbit pieces are browned, return veggies and bacon to pan, pour strained marinade over rabbit and veggies.
  10. Cover and simmer until tender, about 1 hour.
  11. Remove rabbit from pan and place on a heated platter. Stir salt and flour into sour cream, add to sauce in pan and stir well.
  12. Pour sauce over rabbit.
Most Helpful

My family and I absolutely LOVE this recipe. I lost it years ago and when I did a search on the ingredients I remembered, I found it. I came from a small recipe book put out by Benson & Hedges of all small inns. Thank you so much for posting it so I could find it again. I am making the marinade tomorrow.

thekarakashkats October 25, 2009

I make this every year on my husband's birthday. He absolutely loves it. Thank you so much!!

HausFrau2508 September 19, 2009

This is VERY close to the original recipe. Just add a couple tablespoons of vinegar at the flour/ sour cream step, and you're there. Trust me on the vinegar. I'm not a vinegar fan, but hasenpfeffer is NOT complete without it.

brie8a June 30, 2006