10 Recipes For Your Oktoberfest Menu

Oktoberfest is currently being celebrated up and down the country. If you’re looking for some ideas for how to celebrate then look no further. These German recipes, including schnitzel and beef and beer stew, will make great additions to your Oktoberfest menu.



Schnitzel’s are one of Germany’s most popular dishes and are often paired with fries. However, there are as many varieties of schnitzel as there are regions in Germany. A few of the popular versions are Jägerschnitzel (which is served with a rich mushroom gravy), Zigeunerschnitzel (which is served with a bell pepper sauce), and Rahmschnitzel (served with a rich cream sauce). We’ve included a few of our favourite recipes below.

  1. Melt in your mouth beef, complemented by a delicious, tangy crunch - this traditional beef schnitzel is the perfect way to celebrate Oktoberfest

  2. If you’re looking for something a little different, these cheese and mushroom stuffed beef schnitzels are quick to cook and taste a treat

  3. Seeing as spring has sprung, you might want to try out these Parmesan and herb-crusted lamb schnitzels instead

  4. This crumbed beef schnitzel with creamy cheese sauce is sure crowd-pleaser

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There are meatloaf recipes, and then there are meatloaf recipes. These fall under the latter category. Simply put, these are the last meatloaf recipes that you’ll ever need.

  1. If you’re entertaining over Oktoberfest why not try out these delicious mini meatloaves

  2. This meatloaf recipe is easy to make and suitable for all ages

  3. This delicious meatloaf has a Kiwi twist and is packed with veges:


Germany has had a long tradition and history of cooking and eating meat, and meatballs are no different. Most Germans prefer to pair them with homemade sauerkraut or mashed potatoes. 

  1. This glazed meatball bake is one of our favourite meatball recipes around the office. For a German twist, add sauerkraut

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Traditional German cuisine is rich and hearty, their beef stews are no different. German’s love their stews and beef and beer stews, often paired with Knödeln (potato dumplings) are usually the way to go.

  1. This German favourite sees tender beef slow-cooked in a mixture of beer and water that enriches and gives a nut-like flavour to the meat. While you can use any beer that’d you’d like for the sauce, a darker, full-bodied beer will make for a very rich sauce that would complement the stew. If you’d like to go the extra-mile why not use a traditional German Doppelbock, Eisbock, or Schwarzbier

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Corned beef became common amongst German seafarers and remains a staple dish in the northern regions of Germany, in particular Bremen, Hamburg, and Lübeck. It’s the perfect meal for those looking for something a little different this Oktoberfest.

  1. Corned beef is popular amongst Germany’s Jewish community. This recipe for corned beef (also known as silverside), provides a nourishing family meal with an extra gingery zing



Nuremberger, Mettwurst, Bratwurst… Think of German cuisine and you think of sausages. German’s are really serious about tube steak, and with the upcoming celebration of food and beer that is Oktoberfest, you should be, too!

Check out this website for the full list of New Zealand’s best bangers: https://www.greatnzsausagecomp.co.nz