Munchen Beef

Recipe submitted by: Paul Pierce

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This traditional Bavarian beef recipe will give you plenty to stew over

Prep Time:
1 Hr
Cook Time:
1 Hr


1 1/4 lb. lean beef stew meat, trimmed of fat, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cup water
3/4 tsp. caraway seeds
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 small head red cabbage, cut into 4 wedges
1/4 cup gingersnaps, crushed


  1. Brown meat in oil in heavy skillet
  2. Remove meat and sauté onion in remaining oil until golden
  3. Return meat to skillet
  4. Add water, caraway seeds, salt, pepper, and bay leaf and bring to boil
  5. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour
  6. Add vinegar and sugar, and stir; place cabbage on top of meat
  7. Cover and simmer for an added 45 minutes. Remove meat and cabbage, arrange on platter, and keep warm
  8. Strain drippings from skillet and skim off fat
  9. Add enough water to drippings to yield 1 cup of liquid
  10. Return to skillet with crushed gingersnaps
  11. Cook and stir until thickened and mixture boils
  12. Pour over meat and vegetables and serve

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