Recipe courtesy of The Ship Pub

Moose Bourguignon

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 55 min (including roasting)
  • Active: 55 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/4 pound salted pork fat (scrunchions)

2 onions, chopped

2 or 3 shallots, chopped 

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 pounds moose meat, cut into 2-inch pieces

1 bottle red wine

3 medium carrots, roughly chopped

2 parsnips, roughly chopped

1 small turnip, roughly chopped

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 

6 bay leaves

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper  

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chopped parsley, for garnish

Sliced potato bread, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Sautee the scrunchions in a skillet over medium heat until the fat has rendered and they are golden brown. Add the onions, shallots and garlic and cook until soft. Transfer the mixture to a large roasting pan.
  3. Brown the moose in the skillet used for the scrunchions and transfer to the roasting pan. 
  4. Add the wine, carrots, parsnips, turnip, thyme, bay leaves and 2/3 cup water to the roasting pan and sprinkle with the flour, salt and pepper.
  5. Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil and cook the bourguignon in the oven until tender, about 2 hours.  
  6. Garnish with the parsley and serve with the potato bread on the side.