Ghackets und Hörnli – one of THE classics in Switzerland

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  • 4Servings
  • 35 mPrep Time
  • 20 mCook Time
  • 55 mReady In
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Ghackets and Hörnli are a real Swiss classic. Maybe it’s similar to the US Mac and Cheese. The simple recipe with minced beef and homemade apple sauce is quickly prepared.


  • Applesauce
  • Ghackets

Step by step method

  • Applesauce

    Bring all ingredients to a boil, cover and cook until soft for 10-15 minutes. Remove the cinnamon, puree the apples with the liquid and let cool.

  • Ghackets

    Heat the butter in a frying pan. Fry minced meat in portions for approx. 3 min., Take out. Steam the onions, carrots and celery briefly in the same pan, briefly steam the tomato puree. Pour in the wine and stock, add the bell pepper, bay leaf and meat. Bring the sauce to the boil, cover and simmer for approx. 30 minutes. Add thyme, season the sauce.

  • Serve

    Cook the hornli al dente in the salt water, drain’ Spread the applesauce in small bowls. Arrange the hornli and Ghackets meat on plates, sprinkle with cheese, garnish.

Chef Info


Head Chef

I am an amateur chef and expat. Thank to my work i had the opportunity to travel a lot an work in different countries. Born in Switzerland, son of a German and living in Costa Rica. My biggest cooking Idol is my Grandma and my mom who though me to cook when i was a Teenager.

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