Today I’ll show you a quick & easy recipe for Spätzle stir-fry with creamy sauce, paprika slices & ground meat. For the spaetzle stir-fry we use spaetzle from the cooling shelf, but it also works well with rice or noodles/pasta from the day before as well as finger-shaped dumplings or gnocchi from the cooling shelf.
The dish is easy to cook & on the table in a maximum of 30 minutes including preparations, so the ideal kitchen for a lunch or dinner on a weekday or working day. Have fun cooking! I wish you lots of fun cooking 😉
Cooked/Baked today: Simple Spaetzle Stir-Fry with Paprika & Ground Meat
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Quick Recipes, Meat Dishes, Pasta & Noodle Recipes, Recipes with Paprika
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Ingredients for 4 servings:
- 750 grams spaetzle (from the cooling shelf)
- 500 grams ground meat (half beef & half pork)
- 3 bell peppers (red, yellow & green)
- 1 large onion
- 2 – 3 cloves garlic
- 200 milliliters veggie stock
- 200 milliliters cream
- 1 heaping tablespoon ajvar (mild oder spicy)
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika powder
- Salt & pepper
- Oil for frying
- Chopped parsley for garnish
Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:
- Large pan for spaetzle stir-fry
…for Simple Spaetzle Stir-Fry with Paprika & Ground Meat:
Peel and finely chop the onion. Also peel and finely chop the garlic. Wash, deseed and cut the peppers into strips or bite-sized pieces. Heat a large pan with a good dash of oil, add the onions & garlic to the pan & sweat for 2 – 3 minutes over medium heat, turning occasionally.
Next, increase the heat a little, add the minced meat & sauté for another 3 – 4 minutes until crumbly. Then add the pepper strips & also sauté for 3 – 4 minutes, stirring or turning occasionally. Finally, season with 1 teaspoon each of paprika powder (sweet) and paprika powder (smoked) & a good pinch of salt & pepper & briefly stir in the spices.
When that’s done, add 750 grams of spaetzle (from the refrigerated section), 200 milliliters each of cream and vegetable stock as well as 1 heaping tablespoon of ajvar to the pan, stir everything well, bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes over medium heat until everything is nice has reached a creamy consistency.
Finally, season the spaetzle pan again with salt and pepper, remove from the heat and dish up on deep plates. Garnish with some chopped parsley & serve. Have fun cooking! Enjoy your meal!
Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):