Beef Bavarian

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"This came from one of my mother's cookbooks. I don't remember the name but it was a selection of German cuisine recipes."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (266.4 g)
  • Calories 480.9
  • Total Fat - 34.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 154.7 mg
  • Sodium - 682.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 7.6 g
  • Protein - 32.4 g
  • Calcium - 49.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine beef, eggs, salt, onion powder, milk and bread crumbs until well blended. Using your hands, shape beef mixture into 4 oval patties, about 1 inch thick. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute beef patties 12-15 minutes, or until browned on both sides. Remove patties.

Step 2

Add flour to pan drippings; stir until combined. Stir broth into flour mixture, simmer, uncovered, until broth mixture thickens, stirring. Stir lemon juice, brown sugar, ginger and cloves into broth mixture. Return patties to skillet. Cover with a tight fitting lid and simmer over low heat 30 minutes. Remove cloves before serving. Serve with noodles.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This made for a tasty and filling meal. I served it over egg noodles (which is all I had on hand) and a side of green peas and dinner rolls. The gravy was smooth and flavorful, but I think I'll reduce the ginger and cloves by half next time (they were a bit more prominent than expected and nearly smothered the robust beefy flavors that we were looking for in the patties). But overall, it was quite delicious and very easy to prepare. Thanks, gkwillow.

review by:
(16 Feb 2020)


Wow! The hubby loved first I thought that the lemon was overwhelming...but once it simmered for the 30 minutes it was's sweet...tart...and delicious...I served it with spaetzle and my German Red's so good that it's going on my best of 2019 list....made for Alphabet tag game at FFF...

review by:
(30 May 2019)


Loved the flavor of these patties. The gravy was so good and went well over egg noodles and steamed peas on the side. A do again and again recipe!

review by:
(22 Jan 2015)


Fantastic recipe! We really enjoyed the sweet tangy sauce alongside buttered egg noodles and sauteed cabbage. The only change I made was to add a sliced onion to the sauce and I think it went perfectly with it. Freddy Cat says thanks for the cow! Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.

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(23 Apr 2013)