Monkey Brains (Abehjerne)

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"Don’t be afraid of the strange name, this is a popular Danish recipe for several reasons. It’s a really tasty dish that most kids enjoy, perhaps in part because of the funny name. It’s quick, easy, and cheap to prepare. We have always considered my father's family to be Irish, and my mother's Norwegian (my grandfather was born in Norway), but turns out we are SEVERAL generations removed from Ireland and my grandmother on dad's side had parents born in Denmark, so it looks like our heritage is actually more Dansih. Thanks to a hard working cousin who took up genealogy and discovered this. So I am learning more about Danish cooking. Recipe doesn't say what to serve this with, but I imagine pasta or mashed potatoes would work."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (369.6 g)
  • Calories 579.5
  • Total Fat - 31.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 112.6 mg
  • Sodium - 728 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 24.2 g
  • Protein - 32.1 g
  • Calcium - 97.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Fry bacon until browned, and place on a plate when done.

Step 2

Brown the sliced onions in the bacon fat.

Step 3

Add ground beef.

Step 4

Add bacon, and tomatoes.

Step 5

Add half-and-half.

Step 6

Add salt and pepper.

Step 7

Add cocktail sausages.

Step 8

Cover and simmer for 20 min.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Yum. I made this recipe as directed and we really enjoyed it. I made a full amount hoping for leftovers the next day. My grandson and his friend finished it off well before that. lol. Thanks for sharing, Mike. Made for CQ4.

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(29 Aug 2017)