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Beer-Braised Rabbit (Or Chicken) for the Crock Pot


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  • 2 -2 1/2 lbs dressed rabbit or 2 -2 1/2 lbs broiler-fryer chickens, cut up
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 3 -4 carrots, peeled and bias-cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt paprika (to garnish) (optional) parsley (to garnish) (optional) k


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 255mins
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Step 1

1. In a crock-pot, place potatoes, carrots and onion.

2. Season meat with salt and pepper; brown in oil on all sides and place in crock pot on top of vegetables.

3. Combine beer, chili sauce,, brown sugar, and garlic; pour over meat.

4. Cover and cook on high heat setting for 3 1/2- 4 hours.

5. Remove meat and drain vegetables.

6. Measure cooking liquid and add beer, water, or broth to make 1 1/2 cups.

7. Put reserved cooking liquid in a saucepan, and return meat and vegetables to the crock pot.

8. Mix 1/3 cup water with 3 tbs flour in a gravy shaker or jar and shake until smooth.

9. Stir into reserved liquid; cook, stirring constantly until thickened.

10. Serve sauce over meat and vegetables, sprinkle with paprika and garnish with parsley if desired.

11. Note: This can be baked in an oven-proof casserole rather than a crock-pot.

12. Bake at 350°F for approx 1 1/2 hours, or until meat and vegetables are tender.

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