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Big Ass Bear Stew
Sent in by Jeffery.

~ 4 lbs bear meat, cubed
~ 4 cups all-purpose flour
~ 1 tsp dried oregano
~ 1 tsp salt
~ 1 tsp black pepper
~ 4 tbsp butter
~ 2 tbsp olive oil
~ 2 -3 quarts water
~ 1 onion, chopped
~ 1 cup beef broth
~ 4 bay leaves
~ 2 lbs red potatoes, cubed
~ 1 lb fresh mushrooms
~ 5 carrots, sliced
~ 2 turnips, cubed

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oregano, salt and pepper.

Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Place the bear meat a little at a time in the flour and coat well. Add to the hot oil.

Fry the meat until browned on all sides. Remove and drain on paper towels.

In a Dutch oven or large pot, add the water, cooked meat, onions, broth, bay leaves, potatoes, mushrooms, carrots and turnips. Stir well.

Cook over medium-low heat for 2 -3 hours stirring occasionally and adding water as needed.

Serve with biscuits or fresh baked bread.


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