“Saures Rindfleisch” is very similar to the marinaded sausage, almost with a slightly more delicate flavour. The sour nutty marinade makes the cooked beef particularly aromatic. Regardless of whether you eat this in an outdoor restaurant or at home, it’s an Austrian classic which is also an essential part of Styrian snack-time.



  • 650 g beef (lean, ideally shoulder cut, stewed)
  • 2 eggs (hard-boiled)
  • 2 onions (red, sliced into rings)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 100 ml (apple) vinegar
  • 80 ml water
  • 50 ml pumpkin seed oil
  • 30 g horseradish  

Directions for Saures Rindfleisch

  1. Stew beef, finely slice and arrange in a circle on four plates.
  2. Boil the eggs until hard. Peel the onions and slice into rings and arrange on the meat. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix the vinegar with water, add the pumpkin seed oil, stir well and pour over the beef. Sprinkle the horseradish over the beef and then top with the sliced, boiled eggs.

GOES WELL WITH fresh Farmhouse Bread.

It’s particularly tasty, crunchy and just can’t be beaten on taste: Austrian Bauernbrot.
Once you’ve taken a bite of our Austrian Bauernbrot, you’ll never want to try another! It’s particularly tasty, crunchy and just can’t be beaten on taste!


For a great alternative, use a delicate sausage or aspic instead of beef. The sour beef also goes well with scarlet runner beans. Simply soak them in luke-warm water for a short while and then cook until tender and mix with the meat. Well worth a try!