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Bosnian Pot Stew (Bosanski Lonac) Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Servings 6


  • 2-3 teaspoon oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves whole peeled and pressed
  • 2 pounds beef stew chunks diced
  • 3 carrots large, diced
  • ½ pound green beans cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 yellow potatoes large, diced
  • 3 to matoes large, skinned and diced, or 8oz can
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • Put the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. When it’s hot, add the onion, garlic, and beef stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. You can add a little water here and there to keep it simmering.
  • Lower the temperature to medium, add carrots and continue simmering. Every few minutes add another ingredient: green beans, then potatoes, then tomatoes and sugar, all while adding a little bit of water in between.
  • By this time the meat has been simmering for about 30 minutes, and vegetables a little less. Add 3-4 cups of water (so it covers the ingredients, plus a little more). Add salt and pepper. Mix. Cover with lid, leaving a little bit uncovered. Lower the temperature to low, and leave to cook for 90 minutes.
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