FoodTurn your leftover stew into culinary magic with this no-fuss Hunter's Stew Pizza recipe

Turn your leftover stew into culinary magic with this no‑fuss Hunter's Stew Pizza recipe

Bigos lovers are the perfect way to use up holiday bigos.
Bigos lovers are the perfect way to use up holiday bigos.
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4:58 PM EST, December 28, 2023

If your family loves onion bread, they'll adore these miniature pancakes topped with nothing but stew. As you may have guessed, this is a fuss-free dish perfect for when the fridge greets you with leftover stew. Don't hesitate to try this recipe.

Try Hunter's Stew Pancakes for a Delightful Twist on Traditional Onion Bread

You can create Hunter's Stew Pancakes in a multitude of ways. The more demanding method involves crafting a wheat yeast dough, similar to that used for onion bread. Once prepared, divide the dough into equal parts, shape them into balls and then flatten into the shape of a nest. Fill the depression in the middle with stew. Allow these gourmet pancakes to bake for around 30 minutes in an oven preheated to 356 degrees F.

For those craving a time-efficient alternative, we propose a version utilizing a ready-made pizza base. Yes, using such a shortcut may seem heinous, but these "emergency" solutions are much needed for when you lack the time but can't sacrifice the taste. Every recipe book should harbor a few of these methods. You are always welcome to prepare your pizza dough from scratch if you prefer. We have a great recipe for that too.

Enhance the flavor of your Hunter's Stew Pancakes by adding black cumin or cumin. Besides lending a unique flavor, it will also aid digestion and help prevent bloating, especially after a heavy holiday meal.

Hunter's Stew Pizza - The Alternative Stew Pancake Recipe


Prepare the holiday stew, you stew makers.
Prepare the holiday stew, you stew makers.© Freepik | timolina
  • 1 large, ready-made pizza base (round or rectangular)
  • Approximately 18 oz of stew
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Black cumin for garnishing.


  1. Spread the pizza base with stew, ensuring that it's evenly covered with a thin layer of the dish.
  2. Sprinkle the entire surface with black cumin, then bake in an oven preheated to 428 degrees F for about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Cut the final product into smaller pieces. These Hunter's Stew Pancakes are delicious enjoyed hot or cold, but they taste best with a cup of red borscht.
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