1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email

Karjalan Paisti - Karelian Hot Pot

By

Karjalan Paisti

Karelian Hot Pot is the National Dish of Finland

photo ©Kari Diehl, licensed to About.com
Serve Karelian Hot Pot as the Finns do, with mashed potatoes and cranberry or lingonberry preserves on the side.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. beef stew meat, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1 lb. pork stew meat, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1 lb. lamb stew meat, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 large onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. peppercorns
  • 8 whole allspice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups water

Preparation:

Brown beef, pork, and lamb stew meat on all sides in olive oil over medium-high heat. Place half of the sliced onions in the bottom of the crockpot, cover with half of the meat, and sprinkle with half of the salt, peppercorns, allspice, and a bay leaf. Repeat the layers. Pour in 2 cups water, cover crockpot, and allow to cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.

Yield: 5-6 servings of Karelian Hot Pot.

  1. About.com
  2. Food
  3. Scandinavian Food
  4. Soups & Stews
  5. Stew Recipes
  6. Karjalan Paisti, Karelian Hot Pot - a Recipe for Finland's National Dish, Karelian Hot Pot

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.