Sailor Stew Bremen Style – German Recipe from the North

sailor stew Bremen style

Cook and eat like a sailor! Today find out about a local dish specialty from the city of Bremen in North Germany: The Sailor Stew Bremen Style. It is a hearty stew with beef and pork, served with boiled potatoes and vegetable of your choice. In German it is called “Matrosenfleisch”. Feel like being in Bremen when enjoying this dish – Greetings from the wonderful city of Bremen. Happy Cooking!

Ingredients Sailor Stew Bremen Style

(serves 4-5)
1 lb beef for stew, cut in cubes
1 lb pork cutlet, cut in cubes
2 tbsp sun flower oil or lard to brown the meat
2 small-medium sized onions
2 medium sized carrots
1/2 smaller celery root
2 celery stalks
ground black pepper, salt to taste
1 bay leaf
1 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup water
1 tsp cornstarch
2-3 tbsp freshly grated horseradish
3 tbsp parsley, chopped


Cooking Instructions Sailor Stew Bremen Style

  • Cut meat in cubes if needed.
  • Peel onions and chop fine.
  • Cut all vegetable into small pieces.
  • Heat oil or lard in a big skillet, brown meat evenly on all sides.
  • Add the onions and chopped vegetable.
  • Saute for 2-3 min, add spices, horseradish, wine and bay leave.
  • Cover it and let cook on medium heat for 45-60 min or until meat is very tender (depends on the meat).
  • Mix starch in some warm water, add to stew.
  • Chop parsley, add it with more salt, pepper and horseradish if necessary.

Serve with boiled potatoes.

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