Rinflaish (Rinflajš)

Rinflaish - Sundays village people lunch (Rinflajš - nedeljni seoski ručak)
Rinflaish – Sundays village people lunch (Rinflajš – nedeljni seoski ručak)

Ingredients:

  • 500 gr of beef meat cut to medium cube pieces
  • 1 kg of potatoes (whole peeled pieces or cut to smaller pieces according to taste) like for mashed potatoes without final treatment.
  • 3 soup spoons of cooking oil
  • 3 soup spoons of flour
  • 300 ml of domestic cooked tomato juice
  • 100-150 ml of water
  • 2 tea spoons of salt )or less according to taste)
  • 1/2 – 1 tea spoon of sugar

Cooking potatoes for rinfleisch:

1. Wash and peel off potatoes, cut them to pieces (cubes) and put them into a cooking pan.
2. Pour into this pan enough water to cover all potatoes and add 1 tea spoon of salt.
3. Cook potatoes on the stove plate about 30 minutes until it get cooked (The fork goes through potatoes easily).
4. Take off the pan with the cooked potatoes from the stove plate, pour out the whole content of water,let the potatoes to cool down a little, and prepare for serving with sauce and cooked beef meat.

Tomato sauce preparing:

1. Pour 3 soup spoons of cooking oil into a saucepan.
2. Add 3 soup spoons of flour and fry shortly, while it gets creamy density and stir constantly preventing to overdone.
3. Add 300 ml of tomato juice, add 100-150 ml of water, add 2 tea spoons of salt (or less according to taste) and add 1/2 – 1 tea spoon of sugar.
4. Cook on a medium temperature about 15-20 minutes, while it gets appropriate density like any sauce. Serve hot with the cooked potaoes and cooked beef meat.

Notes:

500 gr of beef meat cut to medium cube pieces should be cooked in a beef meat soup (you have a beef soup at the same time, served as an appetizer before rinfleisch, as the main meal). Beef meat take out from the beef soup and serve with cooked potatoes and tomato sauce together. That’s the rinfleisch which takes the origin from the Germans who lived in Vojvodina (Serbia) area in Austro-Hungarian times. Domestic residents, mostly Serbian village people, accepted this recipe, and even modified it a bit. So, they prepared chicken meat cooked in a chicken soup, or cooked pork meat, instead of a beef meat. The other components have been the same.
Really nice, tasty, light and healthy Sundays villagers lunch.
Have a good appetite and enjoy!

Rinfleisch - Cooking potatoes
Rinfleisch – Cooking potatoes
Rinfleisch - Tomato sauce cooking
Rinfleisch – Tomato sauce cooking
Rinfleisch - -cooked beef meat & rinfleisch serving
Rinfleisch – -cooked beef meat & rinfleisch serving

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