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Bavarian Beef

A healthier version of an Old World classic.

Recipe Source: Stay Young At Heart
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
5 minutes 2 hours 15 minutes 5 servings 5 oz


1¼ lb lean beef stew meat (trimmed of fat), cut into 1-inch pieces

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 large onion, thinly sliced

1½ C water

¾ tsp caraway seeds

½ tsp salt

⅛ tsp ground black pepper

1 bay leaf

¼ C white vinegar

1 Tbsp sugar

½ small head red cabbage, cut into 4 wedges

¼ C crushed gingersnaps

calories 244
Total fat 11 g
Saturated fat 3 g
Cholesterol 56 mg
Sodium 323 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Brown meat in oil in a heavy skillet. Remove meat, and sauté onion in remaining oil until golden.

  • 2
    Return meat to skillet. Add water, caraway seeds, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1¼ hours.

  • 3
    Add vinegar and sugar; stir. Place cabbage on top of meat. Cover and simmer 45 minutes more.

  • 4
    Arrange meat and cabbage on a platter and keep warm.

  • 5
    Strain drippings and skim off fat. Add enough water to drippings to yield 1 cup of liquid. Return to skillet and mix in the gingersnap crumbs. Cook and stir until thickened and mixture boils.

  • 6
    Spoon sauce over the meat and vegetables, and serve.

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