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German-Style Beef Roast Recipe
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German-Style Beef Roast Recipe

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“My grandmother used to make this, and I adapted it for my slow cooker.” You’ll love its convenience and great taste. —Lois Stanley, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked beef with 1/3 cup gravy equals 376 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 118 mg cholesterol, 382 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 36 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut roast in half; sprinkle with pepper. Place onion and roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the beer, ketchup and brown sugar; pour over top. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil.
  3. Combine flour and water until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as German-Style Beef Roast in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p16

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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


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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

"Mr. Picky Pants gave this one a gold star!"

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"I haven't made this yet, but It's at the top of the list. One question when you say to cut the roast in half, do you mean vertically or horizontally? ,"

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"I've been making this recipe for 2 years now. HUGE hit with my hubby, and even for my picky nieces and nephew! This time, I added a couple teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and about a teaspoon of worcestershire just for a little more kick. YUM! Also, have done it with flavored beer (like, pumpkin spice, or octoberfest, or something), and it amps-up the flavor that much more.

We've omitted the flour gravy, because it was too heavy. Just blend the onions with some of the gravy in a magic bullet or food processor. It makes it quite thick enough.
Serve with garlic mashed potatoes the first night, then use rice the next night, so that all the broth is put to good use.
YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM!!!"

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"I have not made this though i think I will try. Having lived in Germany I was surprised the recipe didnt call for any vinegar...But then I realized maybe it's just saurbraten and German Potatoe Salad that include the vinegar"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"I have not made this though i think I will try. Having lived in Germany I was surprised the recipe didnt call for any vinegar...But then I realized maybe it's just saurbraten and German Potatoe Salad that include the vinegar"

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