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Easy Sauerbraten Recipe
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Easy Sauerbraten Recipe

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This is a tasty example of traditional German fare. Its definitive pickled tang is pleasing and sure to delight German food lovers. —Patricia Rutherford, Winchester, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups red wine vinegar
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast, or beef rump roast or bottom round roast (4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 5 medium carrots, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked beef with 3/4 cup vegetables and 1/2 cup cooking juices equals 626 calories, 33 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 197 mg cholesterol, 1,056 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 61 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the water, vinegar, cloves, bay leaves, salt and brown sugar. Remove 2 cups to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into a 2-gal. resealable plastic bag. Add roast; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 1-2 days, turning twice each day.
  2. Discard marinade and spices. Pat roast dry; dredge in flour. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown roast in oil on all sides. Transfer to a small roasting pan. Add the onion, carrots, celery and reserved marinade.
  3. Cover and bake at 325° for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. With a slotted spoon, remove meat and vegetables to a serving platter. Strain cooking juices; thicken if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sauerbraten in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p45

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked beef with 3/4 cup vegetables and 1/2 cup cooking juices equals 626 calories, 33 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 197 mg cholesterol, 1,056 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 61 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Almost as good as my great omas recipe. Very very good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"I LOVED THIS RECIPE THIS WAS MY FIRST TIME MAKING SAUERBRATEN AFTER YEARS OF LOOKING FOR A GOOD REGIPE THIS WAS SO EASY AND I HAD PLENTY OF GRAVY .IT HAS BEEN A MONTH AND TODAY I AM MAKING IT AGAIN YUM! SAN70"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"The meat was so flavorful. But the meat left no sauce! I couldn't make a sauce with it no matter how hard I tried to do it. But For sure will make again"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"I made the whole meal- sauerbraten, red cabbage, and spaetzle, all from Patricia Rutherford. I know that as a kid, I ate my grandmother's sauerbraten, but I can't remember the flavor, so I didn't have anything to compare this to. But I was thrilled with these recipes! The meat was delicately flavored. The red cabbage had a slight tang to it, and the spaetzle, even though the dough was really sticky when I put it through my potato ricer, turned out great! Definitely keepers!"

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2009

"This was so good with the author's recipe for spatzle. I was so upset when I lost my copy of TOH in our move back to the states and just so thrilled to finally have found it again online. We are having this for Sunday dinner this week!"

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