Bosanski Lonac - Bosnian Pot

"Got this recipe from Lorac on the Eastern European thread. It's GREAT! Easy to make and relatively inexpensive since it is mostly vegetables. My husband, who is Serbian, loved it! Sorry some of the ingredients are in metric, but I just guessed on some of them as noted in the directions. I'm just guessing on the servings since it made quite a large pot of stew. Enjoy!"
photo by Andrejka L. photo by Andrejka L.
photo by Andrejka L.
photo by Andrejka L. photo by Andrejka L.
photo by Andrejka L. photo by Andrejka L.
Ready In:
2hrs 10mins




  • Cut up vegetables in large pieces.
  • Cut meat in large, bite sized pieces.
  • Layer meat and vegetables in a large soup pot. (one layer of vegetables, one layer of meat, and so on).
  • Add 1-2 dl (deciliters) of white wine and water. (I just eyeballed water and wine. Added about 1 to 1 1/2 cups total).
  • Cook until meat and vegetables are cooked. (Mine took about 2 1/2 hours on low to medium heat).
  • NOTES: I did not stir this stew. I just let the vegetables and meat simmer together and they took care of themselves. I did not have to add water or extra wine and it turned out great. I also added a few "shakes" of paprika after everything was finished cooking and served with crusty bread.

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  1. i am sure it was tasty, but we Bosnians really do not use pork or wine in our cooking... the original recipe includes three types of meat: beef, veal, and lamb (never pork). i do think that this dish tastes differently in the USA for some reason - i think the veggies just taste a bit different back home in Bosnia (i don't know, but maybe?). And yes it has to be simmered on really low heat (as most of our dishes). Thank you for putting this up on the internet,
  2. I thought it was boring, but my Bosnian friend liked it. He did say it didn't have enough liquid.



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