Millionbøf – Million Beef with Mashed Potatoes – A Danish Dinner Recipe

A very traditional Danish dinner dish! Millionbøf is easy to make for small meals or for a family get together.  Most adults as well as children like itMy family usually eat every drop of this dish and usually ask for seconds. 

Below we prepare millionbøf with mashed potatoes and a side of spinach and red beets. However, try millionbøf with either mashed potatoes or even spaghetti.  Both taste great with


  • 1 large or 2 medium onions
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 3 tblsp flour
  • oil for frying
  • 1-2 cups of water
  • 3 tblsp flour
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 2-3 bayleafs
  • 2 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tblsp tomato pure, optional
See Karen Grete preparing 
Millionbøf in our YouTube video

Chop the onions coarsely and fry them in oil. When they begin to brown add the ground beef and brown it well.  It is important to brown the onions and meat well.

Add the bouillon cube, salt, pepper and bayleaves.

Mix the flour with the water and add it to the meat.  Keep stirring and make sure there are no lumps. (optional add tomato pure)

Let the dish simmer for approx. ½ hour.

Serve the million beef with boiled or mashed potatoes, red beets and your choice of vegetable.

Mashed Potatoes:

Boil the potatoes until tender in water without salt. Drain off the water and place the pot on the stove until the potatoes are steamed dry. Mash the potatoes and stir in the milk, so you get soft mashed potatoes. Add butter, salt and pepper according to taste.

Here we have spinach as a side dish but you can have any side vegetable such as peas.  Also we are serving red beets with our millionbøf dinner. Red beets is very typical to have for either a Danish lunch or dinner and it tastes great with millionbøf.

Here we serve Million Beef with Mashed Potatoes on a Royal Copenhagen plate.  The pattern we selected for this dish was the Blue Flower Curve.

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