Zwiebelrostbraten, onion roast beef Sticky post

Zwiebelrostbraten or Onion Roast Beef, a popular German feast

Zwiebelrostbraten is sliced medium rare Roast Beef, served with fried onions on top, to which the name refers. It is a traditional dish of Swabian and Austrian cuisine and a classic dish in Vienna restaurants. In the Swabian region, the Onion roast beef is often served with Spätzle and is considered a Sunday meal. Regionally, it is also sold under the names “Wiener Zwiebelrostbraten”, “Allgäuer … Continue reading Zwiebelrostbraten or Onion Roast Beef, a popular German feast

German Goulash (Gulasch) Sticky post

German Gulasch (Goulash)

When growing up, my mother used to make Goulash on a regular basis – it’s one of those dishes that I fondly remember. She always made this dish in a pressure cooker. I was extremely suspicious of this pot, somehow I always expected the thing to suddenly explode. When I moved out and was now responsible for the goulash myself, I used a normal pot and let the dish simmer for several hours. Goulash is now our family tradition for large gatherings and holidays. I prepare two large pots for my daughter and family, and also for the visiting neighbors and friends. Continue reading German Gulasch (Goulash)

Tafelspitz, Krenfleisch

Tafelspitz, a simple feast for the frugal Emperor

In Franconia we call Tafelspitz “Fränkisches Hochzeitsessen”, or Franconian Wedding Dinner and was a stable meal on our dinner table. Tafelspitz boiled beef has also a rich history in Austria From a simple meal to the sumptuous feast, originally, the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I. had boiled beef served because the dish wasn’t too expensive. Only his chef refined this meal and developed the boiled … Continue reading Tafelspitz, a simple feast for the frugal Emperor

Sauerbraten, potato dumplings and red cabbage

Tangy Sauerbraten makes your taste buds happy

A Sunday meal I remember growing up. That sweet and sour, tangy taste and smell you won’t forget. Some have to develop taste buds for it. Sauerbraten can be a big hit a the dinner table, you can’t go wrong cooking for a big crowd. The Sunday classic Sauerbraten is perhaps one of the most famous traditional German dishes.  It is top round beef roast that … Continue reading Tangy Sauerbraten makes your taste buds happy

Irish boiled Beef, Corned Beef

Irish boiled Beef or Corned Beef

A typical Irish meal is boiled Beef with cabbage, here we called it Corned Beef. We had while visiting a pup in Killarney, Ireland. Very easy, it consists of beef brisket, potatoes, cabbage, and carrots. I married into an Irish (ancestors) family, so this simple dinner is highly appreciated. Irish Boiled Beef would be very tender in a Slow Cooker. If you don’t own one … Continue reading Irish boiled Beef or Corned Beef

Beef Rouladen, German Rouladen Sticky post

German Beef Rouladen

A favorite meal I prepare for guests while in the US are Rouladen, because it can’t be found in many restaurants. The best meat for Rouladen is Top Round beef, cut into 1/4 inch thin steaks. If you can’t find the thin sliced beef, have a speciality store or Deli butcher slice it for you. If that is not available , follow my suggestion how … Continue reading German Beef Rouladen