Cooler temperatures for me means it’s time for some serious comfort foods like these homemade pretzel dumplings with a beer pork gulasch. Super lecker!

Brezelknödel & Biergulasch

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It’s probably the busiest month in my life with moving into our new house (and still finishing it while we live here!) and giving birth to our lovely Eloïse Mia just six short days ago! So… I am happy I prepped this post several weeks ago in cooperation with ALDI, allowing me to now ease into this whole parenthood of two thing! 🙂

I am actually amazed at how well these pretzel dumplings turned out using pretzel rods and mainly staple ingredients that you either already have at your home or that you can find for a great price at ALDI!

If you’re not familiar with the German dumpling tradition… dumplings to Germans (whether they’re potato, bread, bacon or whatever kind of dumpling) are THE item on your plate to soak up all the yummy sauces from roasts, rouladen, or in this case: an extremely LECKER, yet easy to make pork and beer gulasch using Wernesgrüner Pils, an exclusive, made-in-Germany, ALDI beer brand. 

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So next time you’re at ALDI, add these items to your shopping list and make some authentic German dinner plans for you and your loved ones (or just for you and you again the next day!). And while you’re shopping at ALDI, make sure to check out their amazing beer selection including some German beers.


Another thing I love about ALDI? Feeling like I’m taking a mini excursion to Germany as I used to always go shopping at ALDI there with my Oma. I’m in love with all the German finds like the German chocolates and the German beer! It definitely helps me feel closer at home during times like these when it’s difficult to travel.

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Brezelknödel mit Gulasch: Pretzel Dumplings and Beer Pork Goulash

Cooler temperatures for me means it's time for some serious comfort foods like these homemade pretzel dumplings with a beer pork gulasch. Super lecker!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Bavarian, German, Oktoberfest
Keyword: Beer Gulasch Recipe, Easy German Gulasch Recipe, Easy German Gulash Recipe, Easy Oktoberfest Recipe, German Pretzel Recipe, Oktoberfest Recipes 2020, Pretzel Dumplings Recipe, Recipes with Pretzels
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 445kcal



  • 12 large pretzel rods
  • 200 ml milk hot
  • 1 egg
  • 1 yellow onion small diced
  • 15 g butter
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp italian herbs
  • 65 g all-purpose flour can vary, may need a little less or more



Pork Beer Gulasch

  • Rinse and pat dry the meat, then trim of any excess fat and cut into bite-sized chunks. Add to a large pot and sautée in some oil until browned from all sides. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Trim and peel the onion and carrots, then cut into rings. Add to the pot with the minced garlic and sautée for a few minutes until starting to brown. Add tomato paste, mustard and paprika powder and continue cooking for 2 more minutes.
  • Add the beer und allow to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced some. Now add the meat and broth, cover with a lid and simmer for 1 to 2 hours until the meat is nice and tender. If your gulasch is too thick, add some more beer or broth. If it's too thin, allow to simmer for a little while longer without a lid. Lastly, season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pretzel Dumplings

  • Break the pretzels into small pieces. Combine in a bowl with the hot milk and allow to steep for at least 15 minutes.
  • Cook the minced onion in some butter until translucent in color and add to the pretzel-milk mixture with the parsley and italian herbs. Season with some salt, pepper and add in the egg.
  • Allow to sit for another 5 minutes. Bring a large pot of water to a soft simmer. Using wet hands, shape dumplings and allow to steep in the hot water for 20 minutes. Leftover dumplings are amazing cut into slices and sautéed in some butter.


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1000mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 8414IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 4mg

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