Known as Rump cap or picaña in the Americas, Tafelspitz is the Austrian version of boiled beef with a rich bone stock 😍 perfect for the cold time of the year 🥶
It’s made very simply, with just a handful of ingredients that are not allowed on a strict carnivore diet, which means that unfortunately I could not enjoy this with my parents. For those who are not as sensitive, this is a perfectly nourishing and animal-based meal that is very low implants toxins 🥩💪🏻
Traditionally, the meat is removed from the broth after cooking and enjoyed separately with a herby green sauce.
When buying meat and stock bones, it’s always important to buy 100% grassfed products to ensure you’re getting the most nutrients 😇 my guide to beef can be found here!
To make you need:
1 rump cap roast 🥩 (2-3 pounds, ideally fat cap attached)
Marrow bones 🦴
3 bay leaves 🍃
10 white peppercorns (white pepper is low oxalate)!
Salt to taste 🧂
Onion cut in half 🧅
For the sauce:
Sour cream 🥛
White part of scallion 🧅
Herbs like dill, cilantro 🌿
For the soup:
A bit of meat 🥩
Green part of scallion 🧅
A sliced egg pancake 🍳
Place meat, bay leaves, peppercorns and stock bones in a pot and cover with water. Simmer for 2 hours before adding salt, then add salt and simmer for another 90 minutes!
Let the pot cool off, ideally overnight. Remove as much fat as you like, too much rendered fat can cause loose stools. Keep the fat to cook with in the future. It’s perfect homemade tallow which is very heat stable 😇
Remove the bones and meat and strain the broth.
Slice the meat and set aside to serve with the green sauce.
Add a bit of the meat back into the stock, cut up some green scallion and slice the egg cake. Add all ti the broth.
The egg cake can be made by simply adding beat eggs to a pan with ghee almost like an omelet.
Serve the broth on the side with the meat.
To make the green sauce, combine sour cream with the white part of the scallion, fresh herbs of your choice and sea salt. Drizzle over the meat and enjoy! We like to serve with boiled eggs and non-carnivores can eat a zucchini fritter on the side too 😍