Bouilli du Québec

Francine Lizotte


This is a healthy and wholesome stew. With a variety of fresh and tasty ingredients, it’s a great recipe to enjoy!


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8 servings
15 Min
2 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 12 oz
    (300g) salted pork
  • 1 large
    sprig of thyme
  • 3 large
    whole cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 tsp
    whole mixed peppercorns
  • 1 large
    bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 1/2 lb
    (1.164 kg) beef blade steak bone-in
  • 1 large
    white onion, quartered
  • 12 to 14 c
    water, or as needed
  • 1 large
    rutabaga, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 5 large
    carrots, peeled
  • 1 large
    green cabbage, ends removed and quartered
  • 3-4 large
    potatoes, peeled
  • 1 lb
    green beans

How to Make Bouilli du Québec


  1. Make a bouquet garni by combining thyme, whole cloves garlic, peppercorns and bay leaf in cheesecloth. Tie it up tightly with kitchen twine and set aside.
  2. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add olive oil and when hot, place blade steak and sear quickly, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add salted pork, bouquet garni and onions; add enough water to cover the ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. 30 minutes through cooking, add carrots and rutabaga. Make sure the ingredients are submerged and if not, add more water. Bring the mixture back to a simmer by increasing the heat to high and then return to medium heat.
  4. When the first hour is up, add cabbage and bring the mixture back to a simmer (increase then decrease heat); set the timer for another hour.
  5. When time is up, check if meat starts to break down and the cabbage starts to soften. If so, add green beans and potatoes and cook for another 30 minutes. Otherwise, add another 15 to 30 minutes before adding the last two ingredients. Serve with crusty bread and a little white vinegar. Makes 8 servings
  6. Note: Freezes very well. If there’s some leftover broth, keep it to make a soup
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