No Stir Bosnian Pot aka Bosanski Lonac

Nourish your body and soul with this traditional Bosnian no stir dish.
Total Time 2 hours
Author Jas


  • 1 small Cabbage head cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound Beef or Pork Stew meat I used a mix of both and I highly recommend it
  • 1 large Onion diced
  • 1 Garlic clove minced
  • 2 large Carrots sliced
  • 1 Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 large Potato diced
  • 1 large Tomato diced
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Black Peppercorns
  • 2 cups Water plus more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Drizzle the bottom of a large pot or Dutch oven with two tablespoons vegetable oil. Place onions in the pot and add peppers, carrots, garlic, bay leaves, paprika, tomato paste, parsley, and peppercorns. Top with meat cubes and season with salt and pepper. Add potatoes and cabbage; top with chopped tomato. Don't worry if your pot is full to the top - the cabbage will cook down.
  • Cover and simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes then add two cups of water or beef broth. Lower the heat and cook for additional 1 ½ hours or until meat is tender. Stir before serving. Serve with crusty bread to scoop up the juices.


This hearty dish can be made in a crock-pot if you prefer. Follow the above directions but increase the cooking time. It also freezes well.