➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
Want German meat recipes that taste like your Oma made them? The rouladen? The schnitzel? The sauerbraten? Only, you want them easy to make? That's what you'll find here.
I love food as much as you do. I just don't love spending too much time in the kitchen. That's why you'll find lots of traditional German meat recipes here ... made in easier and modern ways.
German meats are a staple in our home. We always enjoy munching on something that brings those childhood memories flooding back to mind with every bite. When it comes to meats, the Germans do it well!
German meat recipes! Nothing smelled better in Mom's kitchen than rouladen simmering on the stove. When these beef rolls were cooking, we knew company was coming!
...and nothing tasted better than dunking potato dumplings in the beef gravy. BUT, the work! And the expense! Since the favorite meal for my family turned out to be roulades, I decided to do something about it.
That's how I created flatladen. This rouladen alternative is just as delicious, but it's easy and inexpensive enough to use for weekday family meals.
Re-creating a traditional recipe into one less expensive but just as tasty was the same principle that I used for Smoked Pork Chops (Kasseler) with Sauerkraut.
The original version was almost impossible for us to have. Kasseler just wasn't readily available at our deli. But it had a special place in our memories.
So, it took an unexpected visit to my German friend's house to learn her secret. AND, she let me share it with you!
I have so many wunderbar memories in the kitchen with my Oma, and have had MANY of her most popular and traditional recipes, like these cakes here!
Oma's meats are ALWAYS the highlight at every family dinner and leftovers are hard to find when she serves her famous rouladen!
I started cooking these meat dishes with Oma when I was quite young (that's probably why I'm so good at it now!) I find myself making her rouladen and slow cooker roast beef often!
I've even made some of Oma's meat recipes for my friends and they were BEYOND impressed! The flavors and overall deliciousness of my Oma's genius recipes are surely recognized by many.
We've made so many meats it's hard to keep track...good thing Oma always takes pictures along the way for memories :) Here's my sister, Alana, with Oma's rouladen recipe!
As you can tell by the look on her face, she was pretty eager to get these on the table and dig right in!
I know there are so many lecker meats to choose from on this page, that's why I've listed some of my absolute favorites right here:
Believe me... you haven't had the best pork if you haven't had Oma's! Or her chicken...her beef...or her sausage recipes! She really does make the best of the best. Just follow her steps, get her hints and tricks along the way, and you'll be a pro like Oma in no time flat! Or should I say... in no time 'Flatladen'.
Cooking with Oma is always special to me, learning her tips and tricks around the kitchen and learning meat recipes that were passed down from her Mutti. This means a lot to me to know that these cherished recipes can be passed down from generation to generation, and now to the world!
Learn a little bit about me, Lydia, and my kitchen adventures with Oma!
Not too familiar in the kitchen yet or just a beginning cook?
My instructions will teach you the basics of how to cook chicken, beef, pork, and other meats, while at the same time turning out some great meals.
Add some German side dishes, perhaps some dumplings, and red cabbage. Include a great German dessert. Hang the German flag. Put on some om-pa-pa music. HAVE FUN!
So try out some old favorites and then try some new ones. You'll find dozens of German meat recipes here to enjoy.
Love German cabbage rolls? You'll absolutely love Oma's unstuffed cabbage roll casserole. Same great taste, but a LOT less work. No rice or tomatoes here. Just real German goodness.
THE German Krapfen or jelly donut recipe you'll need if you plan to make Berliner Pfannkuchen ~ that traditional treat for New Year's and throughout the year!
This goulash soup is one of my most traditional German soups. It's one I often make when I have company coming over and need something easy to prepare ahead.
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