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National dish of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bosanski Lonac

Recipe: The national dish of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bosanski Lonac

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Servings 4



  • 350 g lamb
  • 350 g beef
  • 4 carrots
  • 4 potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ½ cabbage
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • water
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • parsley
  • ½ kale

Leek yoghurt salad

  • 1 small leek
  • 100 ml yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp sour cream


  • Chop all ingredients into smaller pieces.
  • Rub the meat with salt and pepper.
  • In a clay oven pot, arrange the ingredients in the following order: vegetables, meat, and vegetables. Add salt, pepper, paprika and tomato concentrate. Pour enough water to cover everything. Bake in the oven at the highest temperature for two hours.
  • After two hours, remove the clay pot from the oven and transfer it onto the stove to continue cooking.
  • In a smaller pot, heat the oil and mix with flour. Stir continuously while cooking on high temperature. Add three ladles of fluid from the Bosnian pot and bring to a boil.
  • Pour the sauce in the Bosnian pot and boil for about 10 minutes. Do not stir, just shake the container if necessary.

For the leek yoghurt salad:

  • Chop the leek into small pieces, add a bit of salt and blend to soften. Add the sour cream and yoghurt and mix all together.
  • Serve the Bosnian stew in deep plates with the leek salad separately.
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