Main Dishes

Oma provides recipes for traditional and authentic homemade German main dishes. The Beef Rouladen, Sauerbraten, Meat Loaf, Bratwurst, Cabbage Rolls, Jaegerschnitzel, and Pork Roast are a few of the well-known favorites.

German Main Dishes Recipes

How to create a complete meal

German main dishes are served after the appetizers and before desserts. They might consist of grilled, roasted or boiled meat, poultry, fish or sausages combined with side dishes like potatoes, dumplings, pasta, salads, and vegetables.

Learning step-by-step to prepare and serve the German Main Dishes

Oma shows in a step-by-step instruction on how to prepare German main dishes and recommendations of side dishes to complete a meal. The hearty soups can be a main dish as much as a meat roast or fish. The basics of the main dishes are easy to learn and easy to understand. They give a lot of options to combine with different side dishes to create a variety of meals.

The salad is usually part of the main course and served with it and not before. Pick the right side dishes, and you can create a perfect homemade meal for your family and guests. After all, if everybody “finished the plate, the sun will shine,” a saying in Germany. Besides, you might get a delicious dessert, which you only can have, if you finished up the food on your plate.

German Meat Patties

German Meat Patties — Frikadellen

German Meat Patties German Meat Patties are called Frikadellen in Germany. Ingredients for German Meat Patties: 680 g (1.5 lb.) of ground beef (I used 15% fat) 2 eggs, XL 2 slices of toast OR 1 hard french roll (one day old) OR 2-3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs 3 tablespoons of flour 1 medium-sized onion 1 tablespoon of […]

German Grilled Bratwurst Marinated

German Grilled Bratwurst marinated in beer with onions.

German Grilled Bratwurst! German grilled bratwurst marinated in beer makes up for a great main dish served with sauerkraut. Ingredients:  12 bratwurst 1 to 2 bottles of your favorite beer 1 large onion 1 teaspoon of paprika 1 teaspoon of ground pepper 1 teaspoon of salt Preparation: Put the sausage in a large casserole. Cut […]

German Onion Cake Recipe

German Onion Cake Recipe – Zwiebelkuchen

German Onion Cake Recipe This German Onion Cake Recipe is easy to prepare. The Onion Cake may be served as an appetizer and also as a main dish. The Onion Cake is traditionally served with freshly made wine (fermenting new wine) in Germany. Ingredients for German Onion Cake Recipe: 500 g (1.1 lb) of  flour, […]

Letscho Recipe

Letscho Recipe – A Hungarian Meal

Letscho Recipe – A Hungarian Meal The original Letscho Recipe is from Hungary and called Lecsó. Letscho is a traditional Hungarian meal prepared with tomatoes, peppers, onions, spices, and sliced sausages like Kolbasz, Kielbasa, and Debreziner. It is served with bread. I prepare the Letscho without the sausage and serve it as a side dish […]

Traditional German Sauerbraten

Traditional German Sauerbraten Recipe — Marinated Beef Roast

Traditional German Sauerbraten A Traditional German Sauerbraten is a marinated Beef Roast. It is usually served with Dumplings and Red Cabbage. Sauerbraten is the German word for this marinated Beef Roast.  Ingredients for marinade: 1814 g (4 lb.) of boneless bottom round roast 500 ml (16.9 oz) dry Red Wine 250 ml (8.45 oz) red […]

white bean soup recipe

White Bean Soup Recipe

White Bean Soup The White Bean Soup is called weisse Bohnensuppe in Germany. White Bean Soup may be served with cooked sausages and bread. You can easily divide the ingredients to prepare smaller portions. Ingredients for White Bean Soup: 600 g (21.16 oz) of dried white beans 1 ½ l (1.58 quarts) of cold water […]

Traditional German Bread Patties Recipe

Traditional German Bread Patties Recipe – Kartäuser Klöβe

Traditional German Bread Patties Recipe The Traditional German Bread Patties Recipe is great for using up old bread or rolls. The Bread Patties are called Kartäuser Klöβe in Germany and served with a Vanilla Sauce or a creamy White-Wine Sauce. You can serve the bread patties as a main dish or after one of Oma’s […]

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Beef Stroganoff Recipe Beef Stroganoff recipe is called Boeuf Stroganoff Rezept in Germany. Ingredients for Beef Stroganoff recipe: 800 g (1.76 pounds) strips of beef loin stir fry OR beef top sirloin OR beef filet 4 (350 g–12.34 oz) of diced tomatoes 250 g (8.81 oz) of sliced mushrooms 3 – 4 (100 g–3.52 oz) of diced […]

German Pasta Pillows Maultaschen

German Pasta Pillows Maultaschen and a Side Dish of Chanterelles and Onions

German Pasta Pillows Maultaschen German Pasta Pillows Maultaschen is also known as German Ravioli or Swabian Ravioli. This homemade pasta is filled with a mixture of spinach, bratwurst, ground beef, bread, onions, eggs, and spices. The Pasta Pillows can be served as a main dish or as an appetizer. Adding a side dish consisting of […]

Roast Lamb Recipe – Boneless Lamb Leg – Lammbraten

Roast Lamb Recipe This Roast Lamb Recipe is prepared with a rosemary garlic rub. The boneless oven Roast Lamb is a favorite at Passover and Easter. Ingredients for the Roast Lamb Recipe: 2.72 kg (6 lb.) of lamb leg roast boneless 4 tablespoon of butter 1 stems of rosemary 4 cloves of garlic 2 teaspoons […]