THREE MEAT STEW....(Karelian) from FINLAND

Nancy J. Patrykus


From FINLAND, comes this wonderful
"3 MEAT STEW' recipe.
No vegetables except onions, and only two spices, allspice and bay leaves.
This is a hearty delicious stew that is cooked in a coverd dish in a slow oven for 5 hours!
There was no crockpots or
micro wave ovens, back then.....
Foto is of my paternal grandparents.(ETAPA's) born in FINLAND, and then migrated in the 20,s to Upper Mich. I hope you will try this delicious dish...Nancy 11/28/12


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8-10 Servings
10 Min
5 Hr


  • 1 lb
    beef.........cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 lb
    pork........cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 lb
    lamb........cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 medium
    onions........cut in half, then sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 2-3 large
    bay leaves

How to Make THREE MEAT STEW....(Karelian) from FINLAND


  1. In a large, heavy casserole with lid, layer meats with the onions, salt,and allspice.
    Top with bay leaves.
    Cover tightly and bake at 275F. for 5 hours.
    Long slow cooking in the oven brings out the juices and flavor.
    Meat will be very tender and will, stew in it's own delicious juices!
  2. It is not necessary to add other broth,or water to the meat, unless the dish is not tightly well covered, and it starts to cook dry.
  3. Remove bay leaves before serving.
    This broth is not thickened.!!!!!
    The stew is usually served with boiled new potatoes.
    Or your choice of mashed potatoes, rice..
    or even toasted bread.
  4. You might like to try my recipe
    on J.A.P. for:
    "CRUSTY BREAD over nigjt & no kneading"
    It would be great...
    to help sop up the meat juices,farmer style.!!!!
    Now is time to enjoy a FINNISH SAUNA,
    and a romp in the snow....EH!

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About THREE MEAT STEW....(Karelian) from FINLAND

Course/Dish: Beef Pork

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