Monkey Brains -Abehjerne (Danish)

Monkey Brains -abehjerne (danish) Recipe

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Don’t be afraid of the strange name, this is a popular Danish recipe. It’s a really tasty dish that most kids enjoy, perhaps in part because of the funny name. It’s quick, easy, and cheap to prepare Serve with noodles or mashed potatoes.


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10 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


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1/3 lb
bacon, cut into squares
2 large
yellow onions, sliced
1/2 lb
lean ground beef
1 can(s)
(15 oz.) diced tomatoes
1 c
half and half
1/3 lb
cocktail sausages (little smokies)
salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Monkey Brains -Abehjerne (Danish)


  • 1Fry bacon until browned, and place on a plate when done.
  • 2Brown the sliced onions in the bacon fat.
  • 3Add ground beef.
  • 4Add bacon, and tomatoes.
  • 5Add half-and-half.
  • 6Add salt and pepper.
  • 7Add cocktail sausages.
  • 8Cover and simmer for 20 min.

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About Monkey Brains -Abehjerne (Danish)

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Scandinavian

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