It’s not for nothing that one-pot dishes are so popular: stews are perfect when you need something quick, but still nutritious and filling. Do you want a delicious farm pot to use up all the seasonal fall vegetables and more? Read on, because we’ve got the classic recipe and some variations for you, including a vegetarian version. A dish that will warm you perfectly!
What goes into the stew?
Of course, like any other recipe, you are free to play around with the ingredients and change or remove some. But the original always has potatoes, minced meat (beef) and peppers. There are also delicious spices and other ingredients for refinement. How to prepare a classic farmer’s bowl:
Peasant stew with minced meat and potatoes
Delicious, quick and easy – the classic farmer’s recipe with minced meat is perfect for beginners and can be kept in the fridge for 4 days. Freshly baked bread tastes amazing with potatoes as a side dish.
Make your own farmer’s bowl for 4 servings:
- 800 g of potatoes, peeled and sliced
- 500 g minced beef
- 3 red peppers, sliced
- 400 g tomatoes, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 400 ml beef broth
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of paprika
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- pepper and salt
In a large saucepan, fry the beef in olive oil, then add the onion, garlic and pepper. After a while, add the tomato paste, fry a little more and deglaze everything with vinegar. Now add the rest of the ingredients to the pot and season with pepper and salt, then leave the farmer’s pot on fire for about 30 minutes. Season again if necessary.
Cook the pot without the paprika
Not everyone likes peppers and if you want to do without them, of course, you can prepare the farmer’s bowl without peppers by omitting them. However, you can also replace this sweetness with other vegetables. Carrots, for example, are very good. As we said, all the ingredients can be varied and substituted, giving you the freedom to choose.
Prepare a farmer’s vegetarian pot with lentils
Even if you want to give up meat, you can prepare stews without losing their filling properties. Because that’s what potatoes are for. Try this farmer’s pot recipe:
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into large pieces
- 1 medium carrot, trimmed and thickly sliced
- 1 small pepper
- 3 tablespoons of lentils (red are welcome), cooked and drained
- 200 ml vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons chopped tomatoes
- salt, pepper, paprika, optional: Italian herbs, chili
Heat some oil in a saucepan and briefly fry the carrots and potatoes seasoned with salt, pepper, paprika and any other spices. Deglaze everything with the vegetable broth and then boil the vegetables again for 15 minutes. Then add the peppers, tomato paste and lentils and season if necessary. If necessary, you can use a mixture of water and cornstarch to thicken it.
Greek style recipe with feta
Do you have anything Mediterranean? Then the Greek peasant stew is right for you. The feta, beans and thyme add a unique flavor that you won’t be able to get enough of.
Recipe for 4 and 5 servings:
- 800 g of potatoes, peeled and sliced
- 400 g minced beef
- 300 g minced pork
- 1 liter of meat broth
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped
- 100 g of feta cheese
- 370 ml can tomato-pepper, cut into large cubes
- 5 to 6 black olives, sliced
- 1 can of corn
- 425 g beans
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
- salt, pepper, paprika
Heat a frying pan and heat the oil in it. Fry the minced meat well, then add the onion and garlic. Then add the potatoes and the rest of the vegetables and the thyme and season. Deglaze everything with the broth and cook for about half an hour. Now you can mix in the crumbled feta and season it if needed.
Tip: Serve each serving with Greek yogurt!
Rich instead of minced sausage
For a hearty farmer’s bowl with sausages, you can choose any of the above recipes and simply replace the ground beef with sausages: Wiener or Bockwurst, Knackwurst or Bratwurst or a combination of several varieties. This variation takes on a different flavor and is especially popular with children. You can vary the vegetables by choosing seasonal vegetables. Spring onions or kohlrabi, for example, are a tasty option. Braised with fried bacon if you like.