German dumplings Maultaschen with beef

Maultaschen they appeared in the 16th century in the south-west of Germany in the region of Swabia. Almost every family has its own recipe for this dish. Maultaschen are compared with chineese wantons, Italian ravioli, Korean mandu. Maultaschen are fried, boiled, served with beef broth. It is believed that these are traditional German dumplings prepared for Easter.

The dough for Maultaschen is made from flour and eggs, it can also be used to make homemade noodles. The recipe of the dough for German dumplings.

German dumplings differ in their size. They are quite large 3.2 inch (8-10 cm) wide. The filling is made from anything, you can even shove yesterday’s roast and here’s a new dish for you — a Maultaschen.

Today we will cook Maultaschen with beef, and here is a recipe for Maultaschen with mushrooms.

To cook traditional German dumplings, we need to get some minced meat, bacon, you can take sausage, ordinary white onion, crushed ordinary breadcrumbs, sour cream and a little nutmeg. Germans love to add nutmeg to meat dishes, which gives a national character to German dishes.

Fry all the ingredients and mix. The filling is ready!

We make a dumpling from two squares of dough and filling. Boil or fry. Serve with broth or onions.

Other dumplings:

Recipe type: Dumplings
Recipe type: Germany
Yield: 6
Prep time:
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German dumplings Maultaschen with beef


Ground beef — 250 grams
Onion — 1 onion
Bacon — 200 grams
Ground black pepper — 1 pinch
Thyme — 1 teaspoon
Crackers (crushed) — 30 grams
Nutmeg — ½ teaspoon
Sour cream — 2 tablespoons


1. Chop the onion finely.
2. Fry strips of bacon in a frying pan on maximum heat. Put it on a paper towel.
3. Cut the fried bacon strips finely. Put it aside.
4. Fry the onion in a frying pan for 3-5 minutes.
5. Add ground beef to the pan.
6. Add salt, pepper, thyme.
7. Return the crispy bacon pieces to the pan to the main filling. Mix it up.
8. Add chopped breadcrumbs, ground nutmeg, sour cream. Mix it up.
9. Put the filling (1 tablespoon) on a pre-prepared sheet for the Maultaschen.
10. Grease the edges of the Maultaschen sheet with beaten egg.
11. Cover with a second sheet for the Maultaschen. Press the edges of the Maultaschen with a regular fork.
12. Cook in boiling water for 15-20 minutes.

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