German Cuisine

Germany offers hearty European cuisine perfect for chilly nights, with emphasis on beef and chicken, as well as heartwarming potatoes, noodles, and cabbage. With mild flavors, German cuisine is perfect for tart mustards and relishes.

Country Ribs and Kraut

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While preparing these make-ahead ribs, the wonderful aroma may entice you to serve them immediately. You choose!

German-Style Beef Roast

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Red wine, dill pickles, and mustard flavor this slow cooker beef roast.

German-Style Pork Sandwiches

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Slow cook beer-simmered pork and sauerkraut to serve on rye bread with Swiss cheese.

Ischl Tarts

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These festive tarts hail from Austria and the southern part of Germany, where they are a holiday tradition. When rolling the dough, remember to roll from the center to the edges for best results.

New York Reuben

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Named for its creator, Arthur Reuben who owned a New York deli, this grilled corned beef sandwich continues to be a favorite in homes and sandwich shops across the country.

German-Style Sausage and Potatoes

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This Alsatian-inspired casserole packs punch with a splash of beer and a crushed combo of aromatic seeds.

Hot Kielbasa and Potato Salad

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Kielbasa, another name for Polish sausage, makes this German-style potato salad hearty enough to be a main dish.

German Potato Salad

Midwest Living

Bacon gives this warm, hearty German potato salad recipe a boost of flavor.

Reuben Pizza

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All the ingredients of the ever-popular Reuben sandwich--corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese--top this tasty pizza.

Bavarian Pork Roast

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For more of the flavor of Germany, heat Bavarian-style sauerkraut to serve along with the well-seasoned pork and tangy gravy.

Beer-Braised Brats

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Cooking brats in beer before grilling adds flavor and keeps them from burning on the outside before they're cooked on the inside. They're great for a backyard barbecue.

German Grilled Ribs

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Apples provide an autumnlike flavor to pork ribs and sauerkraut. For easy cleanup and convenience, the sauerkraut heats in a foil packet alongside the ribs.

Easy Sauerbraten-Style Meat Loaf

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Here's a delicious, quick-to-assemble alternative to German meat loaf.

Mandel Kuchen

Midwest Living

This firm butter cake is studded with toasted almonds ("mandel" means almond in German). The recipe for kuchen is similar to a pound cake.

Soft Baked Pretzels

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Soft pretzels are a favorite snack around the world, from Germany's Oktoberfest to America's baseball games and street vendors. This doughy, salty classic has less than 200 calories per serving.

Pork and Sauerkraut

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Allspice and juniper berries are the perfect accents for Canadian bacon. Look for juniper berries with the spices in your grocery store.

Fruit-Filled Puff Pancakes

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These low-fat puff pancakes deflate after baking to form a "bowl." Add colorful fresh fruit to make a lovely display.

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