Bill Bob's Bear Stew

Bill Bob's Bear Stew Recipe

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Gary Hancq


Cousin Bill Bob could fix anything. He'll tell you -- "It ain't broke it just needs some more duck tape and a splash of WD40."

He fixed this up -- Right Good. Over an Open Fire.


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 to 8
20 Min
3 Hr


  • 1
    good sized chunk off the haunch of the bear
  • 6
    good sized boilin' potatoes
  • 6
    large carrots cut into chunks
  • 1/2
    clump celery cut length of your thumb
  • 2
    large onions diced coarse
  • 1 pkg
    dry onion soup mix
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder or 3 minced cloves
  • dash(es)
    salt and pepper
  • 2 can(s)
    your best beer
  • ·
    dutch oven or covered oven pan

How to Make Bill Bob's Bear Stew


  1. If the woods are too far away a nicely veined 3 to 4 pound Chuck Roast will do. "Choice or Prime" preferred.
  2. Cube the meat to 1/4 the size of you Bull Durham tobacco pouch or to size of thumb from tip to first knuckle joint.
  3. Git the Dutch Oven jist as hot as ye can git it. Put the Bay Leafs in the bottom (Keep count of Bay Leafs so you can retrieve and remove before serving, They can be a choke hazard). Dump the chunked meat in, sprinkle with 1/2 cup Flour, the Dry Onion Soup mix, and 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder or three minced cloves, and a dash of salt and pepper.
  4. Give everything a good mixin' and cook on high heat for 10 or 15 minutes, while stirring.
  5. Now back the Dutch oven off the fire a bit and add the Potatoes (quartered), Carrots, Celery and Onions. Don't forget the two cans of Beer. Dump 'em in. Put the lid on the dutch oven, set it on the hot "Coals", scoop a few coals on top of lid, and allow to cook.
  6. Sit back and enjoy about three rounds of Euchre. Tend the oven with a little gentle stirring every 1/2 hour or so. Should be done in 2 to 2 1/2 hours. If the gravy inside looks a little thin sprinkle on 1/4 cup additional Flour, and give a gentle stir. Cook at 350 degrees if cooking in oven.
  7. Spoon it up and serve with Corn Bread or Biscuits.
  8. Do your best to retrieve the Bay Leafs so your pals don't choke and commence a law suit. Hey! Is there any Beer left?

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About Bill Bob's Bear Stew

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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