Bauerntopf is an amazing and popular German dish consisting of ground meat and potatoes. You can find it all over Germany and in some parts of Austria. Bauerntopf can be translated as a Farmer’s Pot.
It’s up to you what meat you use. You can use ground lamb, pork, or beef. I recommend a combination of lamb or beef with pork in a ratio of 70/30. Pork is usually fatter and adds the necessary juiciness to the food.
I even like to use a traditional German sausage (Bratwurst) instead of ground pork. However, it may not be so easy to find in other countries. If you have a similar pork sausage for cooking, do not hesitate to try it.
Bauerntopf needs just a couple of ingredients
As the name suggests, the recipe does not include many ingredients. The peasants used what they had at their disposal: meat and potatoes. Bell peppers, whether red or green or a combination of both, are good for enriching the dish.
I like to add both, as it creates a pleasant contrast. Of course, you can’t miss the classic onion and garlic. In addition to these basic ingredients, we only need some spices, red wine, and good bread.
Naturally, the bread must be fresh. The combination of a good stew and crispy bread is just perfect. Bread can also help to balance extra grease.
If you do not like too greasy dishes, I recommend occasionally removing fat from the surface during cooking, which gradually forms along the edges of the pot. This method can be applied to all recipes that involve slow cooking.
Try this stunning German traditional dish and I guarantee you it won’t be the last time you make a Bauerntopf.Print