Oksekød i Fad – Beef in a Bowl

I said in my last Menu Planning Thursday that I’d share DH’s recipe for Oksekød i fad. He’s cooked for me (and I mean cooked as in chop things up, not just heat things up) twice in the 15 years we’ve known each other. And this is the only recipe of his that you might want to try…

You’ll need:

  • one onion, finely chopped
  • a large knob of butter
  • lots of paprika powder (the mild stuff)
  • 500g minced beef
  • ketchup (lots of it)
  • mashed potato or packet instant potato

Fry the onion in the butter. Add about two teaspoons of paprika powder and fry that too. Add the minced beef and fry that until it’s browned. Add about 1 dl to 1.5 dl ketchup. Yes, I know it’s a HUGE amount, trust me on this! The beef mixture will now have turned slightly orange. Cook gently for about 5-10 minutes. Scrape the beef mixture into an ovenproof dish (the type you would use for lasagne). Spoon the mashed potato over the top. Put into a hot oven – about 200c/400f – for about 20 minutes. The beef mixture will start to bubble slightly.

Just going into the oven 🙂

That’s it!

Not the fanciest dish in the world. Or the healthiest. Or the best looking. But DH made it for me, I made it for friends, who made it for their friends and family. And the beat chain goes on! 🙂

You could jazz it up by adding garlic, spices or vegetables. Or put some grated cheddar on top of the potato. But DH is appalled by the idea. Because the Danes are very plain-spoken. And the name says it all. Beef in a Bowl.

Bon appétit! 😉

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