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Tafelspitz, or Franconian Wedding Dinner

Tafelspitz, Krenfleisch

Also called Fränkisches Hochzeitsessen”, or Franconian Wedding Dinner. Beef boiled in spices and vegetables, it was a staple at our dinner table when growing up. Can be eaten with potatoes or wide noodles. Besides Horseradish sauce in recipe below, the condiment of my choice is Cranberry Chutney. I have not found Preiselbeeren, so this is a good substitute

Tafelspitz, or Franconian Wedding Dinner

Tafelspitz, or Franconian Wedding Dinner
Category: Main meal
Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 90 minutes

Can be boiled in the Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot 25 minutes a pound. Horseradish sauce (serve warm or cold) 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1-2 tablespoons prepared horseradish 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon sour cream 2 tablespoons cream 1 tablespoon honey (taste first, you may not need it depending on how tart your applesauce is) Whisk together. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 2 lb beef (Top Round)
  • 2 lb diced or sliced vegetables (Carrots, onions, celery, parsnip, leeks)
  • Salt and pepper,
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves
  • 5 peppercorns

Instructions

  • Start boiling water in a large stockpot. Then add the beef and boil with the diced vegetables.
  • The beef has to be completely submerged.
  • Add the bay leaves (3 or 4), a tablespoon of salt, a teaspoon of pepper and 3 cloves.
  • After 60 to 90 minutes test the beef with a large fork and check if the meat is already soft.
  • When the meat is tender, remove from the water and place on a plate or dish to serve.

Notes

Can be eaten with potatoes or wide noodles. Besides Horseradish sauce, the condiment of my choice is Cranberry Chutney (AngiesWeb recipe)

https://angiesweb.com/tafelspitz/

Tafelspitz would be very tender if it is prepared in the Slow Cooker or Instant pot. If you don’t own one, I recommend one of these:

Guten Appetit

AngiesWeb.com

I have been living half of my life in Germany, then US, and traveling since then. My passion is cooking, painting and glass mosaic art. I try to re-create recipes I grew up with, or I tasted while traveling in Europe. Disclosure: As an Amazon Affiliate I earn a small commission if you click through and make qualifying purchases with no additional cost to you.

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