Typical Austrian Tafelspitz requires good beef, a few vegetables, aromatic seasoning and plenty of water for cooking. Here we show you how to recreate the traditional Viennese original with a modern touch. We call it Tafelspitz-Bowl! Topped with potatoes and Semmelkren it results in an excellent taste experience!



For the boiled beef:

  • 800 g boiled beef
  • root vegetables (peeled, coarsely chopped )
  • 1 onion (halved with skin and roasted dark on the cut surface without fat)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 3 juniper berries
  • salat

For the potatoes:

  • 400 g potatoes (greasy)
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper (from the mill)

Directions for Tafelspitz-Bowl

  1. First put all the ingredients except the meat into a pot. Fill up with cold water and salt.
  2. Bring to the boil, add the meat, reduce the temperature and cook for about 1,5 hours until soft.
  3. Remove the meat and refrigerate. Let the soup simmer until it has a more intense flavour. Add some seasoning if necessary.
  4. Wash potatoes well and cook with the skin in plenty of salted water until soft. Afterwards allow to cool, peel and cut into not too thin slices.
  5. Heat some oil in a pan and fry the potato slices until they are crispy and golden yellow. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Fill the Semmelkren into bowls. Cut the boiled beef into slices and arrange on top together with the potato slices.
  7. Finally sprinkle with chives rolls and freshly horseradish.


Making your own Semmelkren is easier than it might be.

In Austrian cuisine, Semmelkren is one of the classic side dishes to cooked beef. It is mainly prepared from rolls, beef soup and horseradish.
Semmelkren has a special place in Austrian sauces and accompaniments – whether it’s served freshly grated or as a sauce, it’s always popular in our cuisine.


Add a little root vegetable to the bowl and it will become even more colourful! By the way: Our other Austrobowls are also wonderfully colourful. Bowls are currently very trendy, so why not serve Austrian Classics as Austrobowls?

When runner beans, pumpkin seed oil and seasoning get together, you are guaranteed a very special Runner bean salad, topped with spicy Tafelspitz.
When runner beans, beef, pumpkin seed oil and seasoning get together, you are guaranteed a very special taste experience: the Austrian Runner Bean Beef-Bowl!

Credit: Blanka Kefer / ichkoche.at
It is served as a healthy version of the fried chicken: Tender chicken pieces with a crispy crunchy coating served on a fresh salad! We Austrian love it!
He’s famous. He’s popular. And he’s good anyway. But now he also become really trendy: Fried Chicken Salad in a Bowl – the Classic with a modern touch.

Credit: Blanka Kefer / ichkoche.at