Village dish is one of the most popular and the tastiest Macedonian dishes. There are many recipes of village meat and everyone makes it according their own taste. It's a traditional Macedonian dish, basically consisted of meat and onions, many add mushrooms too, but the final touch is given by the dried Macedonian peppers. It is usually prepared in winter. This dish isn't hard to prepare, it just needs more time, so it's a dish that it's the best to prepare on Sundays when whole family is at home. This dish definitely reminds me of family moments <3

  • 2 kg fresh pork (35 oz)
  • 1 kg of chopped onion (35 oz) if you want more onions since it melts during baking, add 1 kilo plus
  • 6-7 dried peppers
  • 100 ml white wine (half cup)
  • 100 ml water (half cup)
  • 1,5 tablespoon vegetable seasoning
  • black pepper 
  • 1 full tbs paprika

  1. The meat is cut into pieces in desired size and cooked in a saucepan on hot oil or fat.
  2. Once the meat is lightly browned, move aside and fry onions in the same fat just to soften. Add spices and vegetable seasoning.
  3. Pour everything into an earthenware dish. Then add wine and water  and chopped dry peppers  and close the pot with aluminum foil or suitable cover. Bake in the oven at 180 - 200 C (350 F) degrees for approximately 3 hours.
  4. Before the end when most of the liquid is vaporized and the meat is soft, uncover the pot and leave to bake in the again until it gets a beautiful golden color and a little dark roasting on the meat.
  5. I suggest Macedonian red wine with this dish. Enjoy!

Note: you can add mushrooms to this dish if desired. Add them to the very end since mushrooms don't need much cooking.