Russell’s Favourite Water Buffalo Stew

 Preheat oven to 350

 5 lbs. Water Buffalo Stew Meat
c Butter
cup of flour
Salt and cracked pepper to taste
2-3 Alberni Valley Bay Leaves
2 leeks

3 large onions
4 cloves Garlic
1 Red Pepper
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
About 3 C Red wine or Burgundy wine
lb of thin strips of Water Buffalo sausage or bacon

 Roll meat in seasoned flour, heat the pan and melt butter, then brown meat. When browned transfer meat to a large casserole. Chop onions, garlic, pepper and any vegetables you might choose, heat in another pan butter and cook sausage or bacon until browned, add onion, garlic, pepper, leek etc. until soft.  Transfer this to the large casserole and stir into meat. 

Back to the pan add wine to clean out pan (whisk if needed) nd then pour on top of  all the goodies in the large casserole! Add enough water to the large casserole to cover meat and cook (oven) for 1/12 hours. Make a roux by mixing flour and water until blended to thicken the stew, add bit by bit to casserole to make sure it is not lumpy and cook for another 2 – 3 hours. Just before serving dice  2 more onions; melt 2TBSP butter and place onions in pan and cover with another cup of red wine cook covered for about 15 minutes. 

This is wonderful with oven roasted potatoes or a fettuccine, a great company meal!  Can be served with either pasta or oven roasted potatoes sprinkled with local diced parsley and a salad!  



We have water buffalo meat, yogurt and a wonderful selection of hard Water Buffalo Cheeses as well as these wonderful cheese below all fresh made by Natural Pasture Cheese Company. Our market is open May to November - Thursday to Saturday from 10 - 3 we are open Saturdays during the Winter from 10 - 2 but don't hesitate to call ahead 250-724-0876 or email

More receipes to come YUMMY!