Comfort Food Recipes

Mr W’s Hearty Game Stew | Recipe

December 17, 2015

Whilst we haven’t had the freezing cold days yet this winter, the rain and miserable grey days call for something comforting for dinner. Mr W made this amazing Game Stew for us the other weekend after a very rainy walk.

The joy of this meal is not only is it versatile as you don’t have to use game if you want too, you could just use chicken (just change the stock) or any meat of your liking. It’s also freezable, which means you can batch cook it for future dinners. Whilst the whole thing takes a while to cook, the longer the better, it is a very rewarding meal. Having a weekend sorting the house or chilling out, then this is the dinner for you!






Hearty Game Stew

(Serves 6-8)

  • 1Kg of Mixed game- Waitrose do I good mix (or any meat you’d like)
  • 50g Salted butter
  • 2 White onions, chopped finely
  • 2 Large carrots, chopped roughly
  • ½ Swede, chopped roughly
  • 1 Large leek, chopped roughly
  • 2 teaspoons of redcurrant jelly
  • Lots of ground pepper
  • 2 Beef stock cubes made into a pint of stock
  • 400ml red wine (I use a Malbec, fruity is better)
  • Your choice of accompaniment (Bread or Potatoes Rice etc)
  1. Cover the meat with corn flour and pepper, then fry in a casserole dish in oil until brown (sealed), remove from the pan and put to one side.
  2. In the same pan, fry the chopped onions and leeks together in butter, then add meat when soft. You can put a lid over to help the softening process, make sure they don’t brown as it’ll change the taste, keep the heat fairly low.
  3. Add the hot stock, wine, red currant jelly, carrots and swede into the same pot make sure everything is covered with liquid. Try to only just cover the ingredients otherwise you’ll have to spend a long time boiling off the water.
  4. Bring to a simmer, cook for about 30mins with the lid on.
  5. After this time take the lid off and simmer for 2-3hrs to reduce, stirring occasionally (every 15 mins or so). The longer you leave it the more water that will come off and the better it will taste.
  6. Serve in bowls with bread or your other accompaniment. Sometimes we have mash, other times chips! Whatever you fancy 🙂



What’s your favourite comforting dish to cheer you up on these grey days? Le me know in the comments,


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P.S. Thank you to Mr W for letting me pop this on my blog 🙂


  • Reply Maria December 18, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I’m not a fan of game but this would be AMAZING with beef I reckon!

    Maria xxx

    • Reply MissPond December 21, 2015 at 11:50 am

      It would definitely work well with beef or lamb 🙂

  • Reply Lauren king December 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    This looks so good! Making me so hungry I love hearty meals like that!

    • Reply MissPond December 21, 2015 at 11:50 am

      Thank you 🙂 Hearty meals are so the way forward at this time of year 🙂

  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy December 17, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    That does look like a hearty stew! We don’t eat meat, but I love a comforting veggie stew.

    • Reply MissPond December 21, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Oooh you could still make a lovely veggie stew this way- just add more (like parsnips etc) and lentils!

  • Reply themummybalancingact December 17, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I love a good stew although I have never eaten game. This recipe looks simple enough for even me 🙂

    • Reply MissPond December 21, 2015 at 11:41 am

      You could easily do it with beef or chicken I reckon if you’re not up for game 🙂 Hope you get a chance to give it a go!

  • Reply StylishLondonLiving (@stylishldliving) December 17, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Stews are a great way of using up leftovers and a great winter warmer! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply MissPond December 21, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Definitely a great way to use things up! I’m sure we’ll be making more over the festive period!

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