Alsatian Baeckoffe Recipe


  • 1 pound lean slab bacon (rind removed)
  • 1 pound boneless pork butt, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 pound boneless beef shoulder, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 pound oxtails
  • 1 pound garlic sausage, thickly sliced
  • 1 pig's foot
  • Herb bouquet (twigs of fresh parsley, thyme, and rosemary tied in cheesecloth)
  • 2 medium leeks (white parts only), halved lengthwise and well rinsed
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3½ cups Riesling wine
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 5 medium red potatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick


Referring Historically To The “baker's Oven” Where Alsatian Housewives Would Leave Their Lusty Stew In Earthenware Vessels To Simmer Slowly While Doing The Monday Morning Wash, Baeckoffe Can Include Everything From Various Pork Products T

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