Looking for a ground beef casserole, aka Hackauflauf, that's just that extra bit special? Here's a yummy one that I make and that's why it's in my quick and easy dinner recipes collection.
Ground beef, cheese, and veggies. Yum!
What makes this so German? Well, at first I used to think that using curry was NOT AT ALL German. Boy, was I wrong.
Just because my Mutti never used it, didn't mean that Germans didn't use it. It just meant that it was a flavor I came to enjoy once I got to know my German friend, Heidi.
You'll find Heidi's recipes sprinkled throughout this website. AND, surprisingly, often with curry added.
It wasn't until I visited Germany after an absence of over 50 years that I realized how much curry was being used. Especially popular are the currywurst -- the traditional street food in Germany!
Well, this recipe uses curry as well as German Emmental cheese. This cheese is from the Allgäu region of southern Germany and is often called Bavarian Swiss cheese. I suppose you could use any other nice melting cheese in the sauce, but, personally, I think Emmental is best!
However, if I don't have Emmental in the house, I use a good old cheddar.
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