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Meat Stew - Finland - Karjalanpaisti

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“This slow roasted stew is from Finland. It's adapted from a recipe on It could easily be adaped to browning on the stove and finishing in the crockpot on low for 8 hours (I would reduce the liquid if cooking in the crockpot).”
3hrs 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb chuck roast (or other cut suitable for slow braising)
  • 1 lb pork shoulder (or other cut suitable for slow braising)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon allspice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 quart beef stock
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes (prepared during the last 30 minutes of roasting time)


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cube the meat into one inch cubes. Roughly chop onions. Add oil to a heavy Dutch oven and add the meat and onions to it. Roast in the oven for at least 30 minutes, or until the meat is nicely browned.
  3. Add the diced carrots, allspice and beef stock. Cover and place back in the oven for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until the meat is tender.
  4. Serve over mashed potatoes.

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