Karelian Hot Pot -- Finnish Three-Meat Stew

READY IN: 6hrs 20mins
Recipe by mollypaul

Inspired by a Bourdain show, this is a terrific tummy-warming meal for those cold, dreary days. Plunk everything in the crockpot in the morning and come home to a hot, hearty stew. Courtesy of Kari Diehl

Top Review by Yuri C.

If served over pearl barley instead of rice, this could be the inspiration for Hobb's infamous stew (though he often had to add more veggies and less meat). Generally, northern part of the "North" and southern part of the Wildling lands in ASOIAF could be expected to eat Finnish/Swedish food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown all the meat cubes in the oil.
  2. Place half of the sliced onions in the bottom of the crockpot, cover with half of the meat, and sprinkle with half of the salt, peppercorns, allspice, and a bay leaf.
  3. Repeat the layers.
  4. Pour in 1 cup water, cover crockpot, and allow to cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or until the meat is tender.
  5. If desired, serve over cooked potatoes, mashed potatoes or cooked rice.

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