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

I have boiled Tafelspitz in the Instant Pot before and had great results. You would time the beef roast about 25 minutes per pound on high pressure, 10 minute slow release.

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 tard your applesauce is)
Whisk together. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator

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:

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