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Tasty barbecue recipes for men

On occasion of Father’s Day, today we would like to present you some delicious grill recipes out of the DDR cookbook “Was Männer gerne kochen” (German for “What men like to cook”). But I am convinced that, during a barbecue for example, you will be able to impress the female guests, as well!
by Maria Bartholomäus (31 May 2017)

Grilled meat balls


400g minced meat (half beef half pork)
2 diced onions
1 egg
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp grated rolls
1 tbsp capers
1 cucumber
4 tomatoes



  • Mix minced meat, diced onions, tomato paste, grated rolls and crushed capers
  • Flavor the dough with salt and pepper and form small balls
  • Skewer balls alternating with thick tomato and cucumber slices, brush on oil and let turn brown on the grill for about 15-20 minutes. Turn from time to time.



Skewers with cheese


1 fillet of pork (about 300gr)
150g lean bacon
150g semi-hard cheese in one piece 
2 medium-sized onions
4 tomatoes
2 peppers
Salt, paprika powder



  • Wash meat, remove skin, dry well and cut into slices
  • Stick onto skewers in alteration with cheese cubes, pepper slices, onion rings, thick tomato and thin bacon slices, brush on oil, salt lightly and sprinkle with paprika powder
  • Grill for about 15 minutes until brown and crunchy



Grilled sausages


4 large Frankfurters
2 slices of semi-hard cheese



  • Incise sausages crosswise for about 6-8 times (don’t cut entirely!)
  • Put slices of cheese into the gaps and grill from all sides for about 8 minutes



Vegetable skewers


8 small tomatoes
8 small onions
4 pickled cucumbers
4 peppers
200g lean bacon



  • Cut bacon into thin, cucumbers into thick slices
  • Divide peppers into four and fold
  • Brush oil lightly on the vegetables, stick onto skewers, alternating with a slice of bacon 
  • Grill for about 15 minutes, turn from time to time


Source: “Was Männer gerne kochen”, Verlag für die Frau, Leipzig 

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