Kalops is a classic simple Swedish food dish. It is also on number 6 on the “Most googled recipes in Sweden 2010”. Like most casseroles they taste better when they get the opportunity to set.

You will like this day one but you will love it day two!


  • 1,5 kg Prime rib or brisket
  • 2 yellow Onions
  • 2 Carrots
  • Butter
  • 1/2 tbsp wheat Flour
  • Water
  • 10 Allspice corns
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 6 Bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp Anchovy liquid
  • Salt and pepper

Cut the meat in 4 cm cubes. Peel onions and carrots and cut them in large pieces. Brown the meat all around in butter in a cast iron pot. Season with salt and pepper. Powder the meat with the flour, stir and pour just enough water to cover the meat and the vegetables.  Add all the spices and the anchovy liquid and let simmer for 1 1/2 – 2 hours. Stir now and then, so that nothing gets stuck at the bottom of the pot.

Before you serve, taste the casserole and if needed add more salt and pepper. Serve together with boiled potatoes and pickled beetroots.

Music: Listening to Magnus Carlsson & The Moon Ray Quintet singing Riders on the storm


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