Special Sauerbraten Recipe
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Special Sauerbraten Recipe

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After simmering in the slow cooker for hours, the rump roast is fork tender and has taken on some of the flavors of the sauce. My family looks forward to having it for dinner. I serve with mashed potatoes and corn.— Laura Ehlers, Lafayette, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 beef rump roast or bottom round roast (3 to 4 pounds), cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed pickling spices
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces cooked beef with 2/3 cup gravy: 470 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 1706mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 46g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on all sides. Transfer meat and drippings to a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the vinegar, onion, sugar, soup mix, carrot, bouillon, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until tender.
  2. Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Strain cooking juices, discarding vegetables and seasonings.
  3. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer juices to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with beef. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Special Sauerbraten in Slow Cooker Throughout the Year Costco 2013, p47

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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