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Slow Cooker Sauerbraten Recipe
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My family is of German Lutheran descent, and although we enjoy this traditional beef roast, I never liked the amount of time and fuss it takes to make it. This recipe is so good and oh-so-easy. It's great served with dumplings, spaetzle, veggies or a salad. —Norma English, Baden, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (14 ounces) ketchup
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mixed pickling spices
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast or rump roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed gingersnap cookies (about 30 cookies)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 475 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 858mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.

Directions

  1. Mix first six ingredients. Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add water. Pour ketchup mixture over top. Add cookie crumbs. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours.
  2. Remove roast from slow cooker; keep warm. Strain cooking juices; skim fat. Transfer 4 cups juices to a saucepan; bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Return to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with roast. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Sauerbraten in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2009, p28

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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


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Valerie User ID: 9089759 261740
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2017

"This was easy and so delicious, I had never made or had this dish. It was very easy and very good Sauerbraten , will make and share it with friends"

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swinny User ID: 1858482 158429
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"It is delish!!!!"

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buttermilk maid User ID: 2350303 107615
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"Wow, sauerbraten, the easy way. So good and not the 2 day prep work. Made it just right."

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newtastediva User ID: 6963253 94294
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"Not what we were expecting. Maybe too much vinegar, just not sure. We won't make it again."

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tayer User ID: 4671670 175416
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"Nice variation on the original and pretty easy to put together. I think I used a bottom round roast - that's what was on sale - and it was fine."

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Bloopie User ID: 4908638 175129
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"Very good gravy favor with this recipe for a mock sauerbraten. Only thing is next time i would make half the sauce the recipe calls for. The roast was swimming in sauce and i had enough for another whole roast. Being of German background and making sauerbraten from scratch many times this is a easy substitution."

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