Recipe of the Day- Bavarian Beef

October 25th, 2009

I think it’s the weather, but lately all I’ve really been craving is soups and stews, even though I haven’t made any. What I would really love is a huge pot of chicken and dumplings, but I know that is a carb overload I could do without, so I’ll pass. But I do love my moms chicken and dumplings.

Since I’m talking about food, and I’m somewhat trying to stick with this menu planning thing that I’m only successful with half of the time, I wanted to share with y’all a recipe that I found in my inbox earlier this week from SparkPeople. It looks fantastic and I’m actually going to make this one day this coming week- probably Tuesday or Wednesday. I’ll let y’all know how it turns out. I’ll probably skip the caraway seeds though.

Bavarian Beef

This classic German stew is made with lean trimmed beef stew meat and cabbage.


1-1/4 lb. lean beef stew meat (trimmed of fat), cut in 1-inch pieces

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large onion, thinly sliced

1-1/2 cup water

3/4 teaspoon caraway seeds

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 bay leaf

1/4 cup white vinegar (I have some white wine in the fridge left from Marcel’s birthday that I was going to toss since we don’t drink, but I decided that I’ll use it instead of vinegar)

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 small head red cabbage, cut into 4 wedges (I’m going to use green cabbage because I have it in house- or maybe I’ll use both)

1/4 cup crushed gingersnaps

1. Brown meat in oil in a heavy skillet. Remove meat and sauté onion in remaining oil until golden. Return meat to skillet. Add water, caraway seeds, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 1-1/4 hours.

2. Add vinegar and sugar; stir. Place cabbage on top of meat. Cover and simmer 45 minutes more.

3. Arrange meat and cabbage on a platter and keep warm. Strain drippings and skim off fat. Add enough water to drippings to yield 1 cup of liquid. Return to skillet with gingersnap crumbs. Cook and stir until thickened and mixture boils. Serve with meat and vegetables. (I’m going to do mine in the crockpot I think)

Yield: 5 servings–Serving Size: 5 oz

Nutritional Info

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 304

Total Fat: 11.9g

Total Carbs: 12.7g

Dietary Fiber: 2mg

Protein: 35.8g

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