Food in video games has seen a renaissance in the past few years, with vittles playing a pivotal role in your mere survival as a character. Rockstar games inches ever-closer to real life in video game form with Red Dead Redemption 2, where you can buy, hunt, cook, steal, and eat your nutritional requirements every day. You never seem to need to go to the bathroom though...



  • 1 onion

  • 1 bunch of celery

  • 3-4 carrots, peeled and chopped

  • 1 potato, chopped

  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 1 bay leaf

  • A few sprigs of thyme

  • Venison, cut into stew sized pieces

  • Rabbit meat, cut into stew sized pieces

  • Bear meat, cut into stew sized pieces

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • A few tablespoons of flour

  • 4 cups beef broth, separated

  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes


  1. Start by getting a fire going, nice and hot.

  2. Roughly chop 1 onion, 1 bunch of celery, and some garlic along with 3-4 peeled carrots. Set aside.

  3. Cut your venison and rabbit in to bite sized pieces and set aside in a bowl. Remove fat from the bear meat. Cut the rest of the meat into bite sized pieces and add to the bowl. Keep some pieces of the bear fat for later.

  4. Once your fire is hot add a pot overtop and heat it until it is ripping hot.

  5. Add bear fat and let render out for about 15 minutes.

  6. While the fat is rendering, add salt, pepper, and flour to your bowl of meat and mix to combine.

  7. Remove remaining pieces of bear fat from pot, and add your meat. Cook until browned and a fond has formed, and then remove meat.

  8. Add your onion and cook until translucent. Once cooked, add your chopped celery and garlic and cook for about 1 minute.

  9. Add 2 cups of beef broth and scrape up any fond off the bottom. Add meat back to the pot along with 2 cups of crushed tomatoes, 2 more cups of beef broth, and a bay leaf. Mix to combine and cook for 30 minutes.

  10. After 30 minutes, add your carrots and potatoes. Cook for 30 more minutes.

  11. Serve and enjoy!