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Hearty Belarusian Potato Stew



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 60 mins (15m prep + 45m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

Belarusian Potato Stew

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a large pot, cook the diced bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pot and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pot.
  2. 2.Add the chopped onion to the pot and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3.Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute.
  4. 4.Add the cubed potatoes, beef broth, dried thyme, bay leaves, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  5. 5.Remove the bay leaves from the pot and discard.
  6. 6.Using a potato masher or the back of a spoon, lightly mash some of the potatoes to thicken the stew.
  7. 7.Serve the stew hot, topped with crispy bacon, a dollop of sour cream, and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.
  8. 8.Enjoy this comforting Belarusian Potato Stew!

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  • chevron_rightFor a vegetarian version, you can omit the bacon and use vegetable broth instead of beef broth.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to add other vegetables like carrots or celery to the stew for extra flavor and texture.
  • chevron_rightIf you like it spicy, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the stew.
  • chevron_rightLeftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • chevron_rightThis stew also freezes well, so you can make a big batch and save some for later.