How to Make Reindeer Ragu

by Karin Siöö

Our supermarket had an offer on frozen game meat and I bought a couple different ones. Also check out my moose bolognese.


  • 250 Grams Reindeer meat
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Flour
  • 2 Pinches Dried thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried rosemary
  • 1 Teaspoon Juniper berries
  • 1 Tablespoon Black currant jelly
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy
  • 100 Milliliters Cream
  • 3 Pinches Salt
  • 1 Pinch Black pepper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Chop the onion and the garlic.

    Step 2

    Melt some butter.

    Step 3

    Fry the onion and garlic. When you have done that, remove it from the pan and add some more butter.

    Step 4

    Then fry the meat. The one I bought came in a package like this.

    Step 5

    Add it the frying pan and give it some color.

    Step 6

    The more you stir the smaller pieces of meat you get.

    Step 7

    While the meat is getting ready prepare the juniper berries using a pestle.

    Step 8

    Like so.

    Step 9

    Once it is no longer red add the flour.

    Step 10

    Stir and add the fried onion and garlic.

    Step 11

    Now add the spices; thyme, rosemary and the juniper berries.

    Step 12

    Also add the cream,

    Step 13

    ..the jelly,

    Step 14

    ..meat broth or similar as well as soy to freshen up the color.

    Step 15

    Serve to boiled potatoes and veggies. We ate it with broccoli, pickled cucumbers and lingonberry jam (but if you cannot get ahold of that, or if you don't believe in eating jam to food try with jelly)