Labskaus is a traditional German dish that originated in the port cities of Hamburg and Bremen. It is made from a mixture of corned beef or roast beef, potatoes, and onions, which is then mashed together and often topped with a fried egg and/or herring. The dish is typically served with a side of pickled beets and is considered a hearty, comforting meal.


  • 2 cups cooked corned beef or roast beef, diced
  • 2 cups cooked potatoes, mashed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fried eggs or herring for topping (optional)
  • Pickled beets for serving


  1. In a large pan, sauté the onion in butter until softened.
  2. Add the beef, potatoes, mustard, and sugar to the pan and stir to combine.
  3. Mash the mixture together until it is well combined and heated through.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve the Labskaus in bowls, topped with a fried egg or herring if desired.
  6. Serve with pickled beets on the side.

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